In The Bible It Says. . .

In The Bible It Says. . .

For whatever reason, this has been the topic of many discussions these past few weeks in my little world and for what it’s worth, I don’t think I have the ability to argue the points any further.

Truth is, I’m not a fighter.  Well, that’s probably not true in most areas of my life, but honestly, I give up!  I seriously can’t listen to anyone who keeps using the Bible as evidence to complete or make any argument.

And I admit it – the second the words, “In the Bible it says…” come out of someone’s mouth, I just turn off completely.  My brain, my body, just shuts off.  I’m done.  I’m not listening any further.  Call it whatever you’d like – but understand, that to me, it is simply unbelievable that in 2010 people are still trying to use the Bible, to make an argument (only when it’s convenient of course).

So, no, I’m not very religious at all.  Yes, I grew up Catholic – so, yes, I’m also always in recovery.  However I do believe in God or something more, greater, better – something AFTER.   But all this other “stuff” that religion abuses…well…I’m done.  And I’d say I mean no disrespect, but you know – I think I’m ready to be a little disrespectful about it – enough already!

Please stop using the Bible to make your arguments!  Please!

In my opinion, the Creator of the TV show The West Wing, Aaron Sorkin, said it best.  He might as well be God, and Martin Sheen, Richard Schiff, Janel Moloney, Rob Lowe, Allison Janney, Bradley Whitford, Dule Hill and John Spencer, his Disciples.

Let me “read” you a passage from his Work and share it with you.

This is the “Word” as I believe it to be so:

Amen.

Peace be with you.


14 thoughts on “In The Bible It Says. . .

  1. AWESOME CLIP from The West Wing! I hadn’t seen this one before.

    Of course it’s redundant to say I’m with you all the way on everything you’ve said Carmen but I’m saying it anyway.

    The problem with “The Bible says” statements is that it’s self-referencing. “How do you know the Bible is true in this instance?” “Because it says it’s true.”

    You can burst a blood vessel trying to sort through the stuff that passes for “logic” when in discussion with angry people who enjoy using the Bible as their reference point for everything.

    Of course, not everyone in that camp is “angry” about it. Just some. Usually the loudest. 🙂

    I’m grateful that you posted this today, and especially glad that you included that clip.

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    • So glad you enjoyed the clip – I’m a big Aaron Sorkin fan (obviously) but The West Wing has many magical moments. But you’re right Wolfie, not everyone in that Camp is angry but still — it’s like you said, it’s “self-referencing” so it’s a mute argument.

      I guess I’m just tired of any type of attempt to use the Bible in any kind of explanation. I don’t care how nice they’re being about it. But I hear ya!

      …forgive me, I’m in a little mood.

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  2. What a great post! I’d say more, but I’m trying to work this new “no rant” diet and I’m hanging on be a mere thread as it is… 😀

    BTW, great call on The West Wing, and did I ever tell you how much I love the look of your blog?

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  3. I won’t bother wasting your time by going over my opinions on this subject again Carmen. Just consider me the choir while you preach, haha.

    I would like to point out that the bible says A LOT of things that people of faith are more than happy to overlook because it doesn’t suit them though. I mean you don’t see this whole spitting in a guys face and taking his sandle thing happen nearly enough IMO – http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Deuteronomy%2025:5-10&version=NIV%5D

    😉

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  4. I just heard a day is coming up where folks are encouraged to burn the text of a religion other than their own. (A specific religion, in this case.)

    Your religion? Burn baby burn.

    My religion? Touch it and I’ll kill you.

    As an atheist I find this all rather tiresome. We shouldn’t go that far to put down the beliefs of others.

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    • Atheist, huh? That could be a whole other blog post but in essence, I side with you dear sir. At the end of the day religion itself tends to be a problem more times than not. Spirituality? A whole other ball game.

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  5. Hey sister! Great post. I hate how some use “the Bible” as a crutch….they can go and do these immoral things but then quote something from it as if it makes it all better.

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  6. Of course I am…just kidding. I’ll admit though, that I’m trying to understand the Bible more and relate things to my everyday life in how I can be a better person. However, my daily actions and choices don’t revolve around what is in there…just a guide and a voice.

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    • I don’t think anyone could fault you for that (at least they shouldn’t). I think my problem is about exactly what you just said: people can go about justifying bad behavior and then qouting the Bible to somehow get out of it! Great point!

      *nice to see you back…

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