And nobody would begrudge a book-reader his or her conviction founded on information in that book.
But when the information and conviction of the one impinges on the legal rights of another, isn't it time to throw the book away and get down to brass, human tacks?
How tedious true believers can be, not least when their beliefs are widely shared and the rest of us have to waste a lot of time battling for some breathing room in a world guided by someone else's book.
Christianity is often known -- or likes to be known -- for its kindness, whatever its cruel manifestations. Kindness is a good thing in a social setting which human beings, as social creatures, demand....A county clerk in Kentucky who has refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples based on her religious beliefs heads to court on Thursday where a federal judge could hold her in contempt for defying his order to do so.Lawyers for Kim Davis, the elected Rowan County clerk who is an Apostolic Christian, on Wednesday asked U.S. District Judge David Bunning to temporarily block his order requiring her to issue marriage licenses while she appeals the issue.Davis has refused to issue licenses to any couples, gay or straight, since the U.S. Supreme Court in June ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry under the U.S. Constitution.
Oh shit ... it's so tedious, spinning out the counterpoint to an illegal righteousness. Tedious, tiring. No need for righteousness -- that's just more energy wasted. Never mind the least-among-us whining. Fuck it! Just don't do that and then tell me you know how to play the piano.
I know, I know -- you're not supposed to say it out loud, but it's very hard not to: Will you please stop being an asshole?!
If God's law is greater than Man's law, how much does Christianity differ from the radical version of Islam that is currently accused of a literal and metaphorical bloodbath in the Middle East
PS. Well, the issue as it affects Kim Davis has been resolved without really resolving it.