My opinion...there is no truth about religion.
Religion is an opinion, not a fact.
I got into a religious debate on "the holiest blogger of them all's" website. Crazy, huh? I normally don't comment on her blog, because...well, because "if you don't have anything nice to say, then you shouldn't say anything at all", right? But, she lured me in...I couldn't resist. She said what I always say..."we should be discussing religion and politics." So, I posted my opinions about religion on one of the most well known Christian blogs...and I lived to tell about it.
I replied to a thread, that the scriptures and their interpretations (on homosexuality, abortion, premarital sex, etc...) are a matter of opinion, not fact. Aaaaaaand, of course, I was mocked and scoffed at...whatever.
People repeatedly responded that the bible is "the truth." That Jesus is "the truth." The "absolute truth", no two ways about it. Many stated that even if you weren't a "believer", it was still the truth.
I have to say that I wholeheartedly disagree!!!
The bible, and Jesus is not MY truth...therefore, it is not THE truth. Ya dig? Which leads to my theory that there is no truth...no such thing as an absolute truth as it pertains to religion.
I think a better term would be "personal truths". I have mine, you have yours...neither of us is wrong and neither of us is right. When it comes to religion and politics, there is no right and wrong...only opinions. And personal truths.
I read a lot of threads on the subject of the "slippery slope" that our nation is on, because we are "tolerating" immoral behaviors, like homosexuality, for example.
I have a big problem with the use of the word "tolerating". In my opinion, the word, "tolerating", implies that one group of people is right, and they are "tolerating" the bad behavior of another group, that is wrong.
I think "respect" is a better word. If we could learn to respect each other, ourselves and most importantly, our differences, our world would be a much better place. In theory, anyway. I'm sure something would come along to fuck it up...but, you get my point, right?
In the spirit of a healthy debate, I thought it was very disrespectful for people to claim that they believe in "the truth", and (quite literally) "to hell with" those of us who don't agree. I absolutely understand that I was on a Christian blog, but...1. she asked for opinions and for the debate and 2. believe it or not, I was not the only non-Christian.
When people claim that the bible is THE truth...that completely invalidates MY truth. The problem with one person being right, is that the other person has to be wrong. And, when it comes to MY truths...I am NEVER wrong.
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