|Sodome on fire. Reminds of San Francisco on fire. I wonder if they committed the same things. Of course not, just proving a point. When we discussed this story at length the class agree and did the teacher that this place never existed and if it did any act of nature, any storm, etc., can be blamed on anything or anyone.|
The following is the posting of a News media which reports on the Catholic Church and the Vatican.
I am publishing here to see how they are changing the definitions of stories people quote all the time thinking it means one thing when it means another. For example on the well-mentioned story around the world of Sodom and Gomorrah and how got pissed at them and destroyed them. The Vatican now says that it happened because of the inhospitable of the mob. I am glad. When I was studying this story in the seminary we concluded it was a parable or story which is usually not true but to teach us the truth. The story is more than fire and brimstone.
Two men (which could have been angels but definite they were strangers to him but he knew they were important). He offered his two virgin daughters to the visitors to sleep with them that night. So as you read the story you see many things that were wrong, sins if you will that were committed by different factions. The story holds many truths, not just one. I am mentioning this to you not to give you a seminary lesson but because this story is been used against gays through the years. This was one of the stories the pastor of my ex sat with us at the table in our home(after Bill my ex, he had been kicked out of the church by phone because he came out gay). We discussed this particular story and he told me he agreed. As a Matter of fact, after discussing every single verse in the Bible that sounds anti-gay, he called it a draw. Now I am glad the church is telling its followers there is more than one interpretation in the bible and you cannot get hung up one particular one because, on some, we don't know unless we have supporting evidence like a witness who wrote something and it was found.
People like me have dedicated the younger part of my life trying to correct this to anyone who listens. To my family who never really care to change what they already thought they knew. They, do call themselves Christians. I call them Christians without Christ.
If we learn anything from the whole Bible is to be careful what human beings we throw aside, to hell or anyplace else because we don' know the whole story.
No, I'm not a Bleeding heart liberal, just liberal because I do believe in the death-sentenced (highly controlled with federal laws). Some people have no right to be on this earth and maybe we are doing them a favor by sending them away but they should no longer, after learning what jail is, should not be around and breathe our air after taking some else' for no reason.
Any questions about this posting feel free to ask.
Adam Gonzalez, Publisher, Ex Seminarian
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