Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The Holy Bible is So Gay.



A little disclaimer before I get into this: I'm not an expert and I don't claim to be, it's not my purpose to offend or insult. I am also not a homosexual, homophobe, Christian, or Christophobe. So, 400 years ago this month, the world was greeted with what is possibly the most popular translation of the Bible- The King James Version(KJV). The reason it's the most popular has to do with how easy it is to read and how well it flows. This, along with British imperialism lead to it become what it is, one of the most popular versions of the Holy Bible. The book is named after King James(of course), because James wanted to bring together the Purists and followers The Church of England.
King James commissioned around 47 people to translate the Bible to "Commoner English" in 1604. In May 1611 it was finished and distributed throughout England and made it's way to the Colonies. History was made, and it's a pretty amazing story considering today it only takes seconds to distribute written materials worldwide.
Well, with the backstory completed let's talk about something more recent. For years Homosexuals have been on a campaign to be allowed to marry legally. The most resistance they come against is from the conservative Christian Right and Left(yes there are leftists who oppose gay marriage.) Their entire argument is that, homosexuality is a sin and that allowing them to marry would either lead to all of us becoming gay or invoke God's wrath on our nation.(These people win 6 out of 10 times). 
Being the rational Heterosexual man I am- I'm just going to be as blunt as possible. I could give less than a fraction of a fuck if Bob marries Stan or Jane sleeps with Tammy. It's really none of my business. I've always thought(maybe I'm the bigot here?) that a large percentage of those against gay marriage, are afraid they'd be the among the first to get one. Now I'm pretty sure, given that it's the most popular version(I even have one in my house), it could be determined that most of these people use the King James Version of the Bible to justify their, for lack of a better word, hatred of homosexuals. Let's not call them hypocritical or ignorant, let's just use my favorite word- misguided.
You see the great irony of them using the King James Bible is that most historians agree, King James was at least Bisexual(given the fact that most royal marriages weren't based on love at the time, it's more likely he was gay). James reportedly had intimate relationships with at least 2 men.

Let that sink in for a second, the man who's name graces the Bible some of them use to justify their homophobia- was gay. It's almost hilarious how ironic it is. The most well known English translation of the Bible, was not just named after but also commissioned, by a gay man.Doesn't that just blow your mind? 
Now it should be noted that all of them don't use the KJV, but a large percentage of them do. It's just something to think about. Next time you come across someone who comes out strongly against homosexuality based on the Bible- ask them which version they use. They might be surprised to find out how gay it really is. JustDaTruthHomie, accept no substitutions. 

24 comments:

  1. I would have talked more about the incest, genocide, rape, and sacrifices, followed by Jesus saying nothing about homosexuality, but having the guy who commissioned the mass distribution of the book having homosexual tendencies is fun as well.

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  2. loool, that is just epic how you nailed them. I personally also don't give a sh.t who marries whom. It's not how it's supposed to be even not by cultural norms, but by natural. It's an anomaly not more. And those, who start bragging about that gay is not how lord told us to fuck... well, i just hope one day they'll understand the whole absurd of the matter.

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  3. Is it ironic that my brother is the most religious, yet the most intolerant one in my family?

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  4. The bible is full of inconsistencies and out datedness that some groups take serious...

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  5. There is nothing I hate more than the Bible, even Lebron James.

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  6. Nice post, the bible definitely needs to be realized for what it is- fiction.

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  7. interesting find. Im not religious myself so I'm not familiar with that stuff, but that's definitely something that piques my interst.

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  8. The bible is my favourite fictional story. The imagination of the guy who wrote. Imagine his face if he knew how many people believed this crap lol

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  9. it is the most popular selling book! Pretty crazy

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  10. the most popular book! sci-fi

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  11. Too bad so many people are so crazy for it.

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  12. you know what, i find it commendable that you are standing for your own beliefs

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  13. its not just the bible, its all religions

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  14. I feel religion, or a strong belief in anything will eventually make you close minded to certain aspects of thinking.

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  15. I agree. I'd also like to point out the fact that 99% of religious people are complete idiots. The other 1% are just stupid.

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  16. I dislike these anti-theistic views, to be honest. They are as malicious and as degrading to civilization as the fake theists.

    You fight something so much you become it...

    Get your own belief system based upon positives and not on negatives [aka anti-this or anti-that]

    If ya want to read more about this, pop on to my site and you'll see in the featured content texts on this subject [you'll have to move the featured content manually with the arrow > ]

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  17. you can beleve what you want as long as you know that you have no actual basis for that

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  18. religion is a bit of a joke...
    all those religious-extremist totally destroy the true value of it...

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  19. Damn good post. I totally agree with you.

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  20. Well finally something we agree upon ;)

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  21. Good sense. That's the only requirement to beat religion... good sense.

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  22. agreed qwerty a bit of critical thinking and that's it.

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