Movies, Blasphemy, Fundamentalism and Freedom of Speech

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By Rev. Dr. Ronald Ryan

“When I became adult, I put away childish things.”
“Let him or her who is without sin cast the first stone.”

There is a movie out – one which I will not advertise, here – that, apparently, has quite a lot of fundamentalist Christians in a self-righteous snit because it, apparently, suggests that Jesus was homosexual. They have started an on-line petition to have it banned, but say “Please help us prevent such offenses against our Lord. There is no petition to sign, no time limit, or minimum number of people to send this to ……………”

A petition is a petition! And, what a timorous “Lord” they serve, a “Lord” that cannot defend himself! A weak “Lord” indeed! How do they know that “the Lord” is offended? My grandmother used to say that people become offended on the Lord’s behalf when it is really they, themselves, who are offended, and the Lord is merely amused at their childishness.

And, just look at their perception of something called “God”: “If you are not interested and do not have the 2 minutes it will take to do this, please don’t complain if God does not seem to have time for you…………….. “

That is one childish and vindictive God! Not one that I will have anything to do with.
Then they say, “find at least 50 righteous people who are willing to express their concern and voice their opinion against this act of blasphemy?”

So, those who agree with their narrow-minded fundamentalist views are “righteous” and those who might have the temerity to aver are participating in “Blasphemy.”

These people are dangerous, straight out of the 1500s and would happily burn you at the stake. Moreover, I cannot see any difference between these Christians and Muslim fundamentalist extremists.

Besides, whatever happened to Freedom of Speech? There are many movies that I think are not in the best interest of people, but, then, nobody is forcing me to watch them and I am not the keeper of other’s morals. I can attempt to guide; I will not legislate or condemn!

We should refrain, I think, from standing in judgment of those who happen to sin in a manner different from our own manner of sinning.
Besides, why should Jesus NOT be gay?