I have been in email contact with a woman who wrote to me out of the blue. She claimed she wanted to be my friend. Of course, she called my ‘lifestyle’ immoral and all the other junk I have heard from other ‘friends’ who are actually total strangers who send me emails. This woman seems nice on the surface (and maybe she is nice deep down–I only know about her what she says to me in her emails).
After going back and forth, I was starting to get a little tired of the condescending attitude I was getting from this woman. When I deal with people like this, I don’t like to point out the problem with following a certain religion without knowing something about that religion–even the most basic aspects and that there are lots of other religions and gods out there. But I started to point out both problems and I think I did that in a good way. But of course she wouldn’t have anything of it–Jesus is the only god there is.
Anyway, in the second to the last email she pointed out to me that she was divorced and the circumstances surrounding that divorce. If you’ve been reading anything of my blog, you’ll know that I really can’t stand hypocrisy. So I figured if she can use the Bible to tell me that my lifestyle is immoral and that I have to hope, then I can at least point her to the specific passages about divorce. And I did. I pointed out that Jesus said there can be no divorce except for adultery and that God hates divorce. I pointed out to her that if someone remarries after a divorce for reasons other than adultery, then they have committed adultery. I also gave her the Old Testament passage about the penalty for adulterers. You can imagine the reply I got to that. Apparently it is o.k. to use the Old Testament condemnations on other people, but not on the condemnations on their own behavior. And to be fair, she never used the O.T. passage from Leviticus directly on me. But that is always sitting in the background when someone talks about the immoral and evil glbt community.
I can’t stand it when people use the Bible as a weapon against gays and lesbians, and yet when you point out to them that they have their own problems to deal with, they don’t want to hear about it. How typical.
Now this woman refuses to even read my reply to her last email. She said she will just delete it. I somehow doubt she will delete it and I hope she actually reads it and then deletes it.
Clearly she took me on as her little project to make herself feel better. In her last email she said something to the effect that she needs to be with people who actually need her so she doesn’t want to hear from me again. I totally agree–she really does need to be with people who ‘need’ her. She wrote to me, out of the blue. She seemed to think that I needed her is some way. What arrogance. For her I was a failed project. But she dropped me as soon as the use of the Bible came up that she didn’t agree with and that certainly applied to her. People like her seem to think that the Bible only works one way. I hope that next time she decides to take on a person as a project that she will actually sit down with that bible to see what it says about her before condemning other people.