Let’s Imagine…

That the State Supreme Court judges rule that the hateful Prop. 8 is valid and legal and that all the marriages, including my own, are invalid.  What does this mean?  It will rip apart these marriages and we will have to pretend like it never existed.  The Yes on (H)ate will then start talking about the fact that gays and lesbians can’t stay in stable relationships.  They will ignore the fact that these haters came in and split people up.  But they won’t blame themselves–they’ll blame us for the hate they threw at us. 

Speaking of these so-called Christians, I had some interesting conversations with all of my students.  It had nothing to do with Prop. 8.  I was talking about Alexander the Great and the fact that he believed his mother was impregnated by Zeus, making Alexander a god.  In all three classes many students giggled at the ridiculousness of this.  But I asked them–who is the father of Jesus?  The answer is God.  Who is the mother of Jesus?  A human woman. So a deity impregnates a human woman and gives birth to a deity.  It wasn’t so funny then and it really made them think about the main religion of our country.  I hope it also made them think about similar stories in antiquity. You find many examples like this from ancient Greece.  People believed them then, just like people believed them today.  There isn’t too much difference except the God in Greece is Zeus and the God here is God.  At least Zeus had a wife.  We never hear about the God of the Christians coming anywhere near a female wife or even desiring a female–except for Mary.

And to make all those so-called Christians happy, today I taught about the history of early Christianity.  I must have been very convincing because one of my students asked me if I was trying to convert them!  I had to laugh and tell them that I am not a Christian–I just love Christian history. 

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One Response to Let’s Imagine…

  1. Cassie says:

    Did you happen to mention that Mary was probably about 14 when God (his name is Yahweh) got her pregnant? Many Chrsitians know this (or, at leat, have HEARD it) but instictively shut it out…just as they shut out the knowledge that by JEWISH (i. e. Old Testament law) giving birth to a child who was NOT her husband\’s would have called for the death penalty for her.Which probably explains why only ONE gospel really refers to Jesus\’ divine origin—Luke…and Luke, was a Greek.As to the problem with the High Court I have already told you it\’s the wrong battle in the wrong court. YES, the people of California can change their constitution any way they want—you\’re not going to get the judges to overrule the people on that.What your lawyers need to be pointing out is that Proposition 8 cannot legally be ENFORCED because it violates Section One of the 14th Amendment of the United States Constitution..Permit me to clarify: Article 6 of the U S Constitution says THIS: :This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding"This means you can put anything you want into any state constitution only so long as it does not VIOLATE any of the statutes laid down in the United States Constitution. Which Proposition 8 clearly DOES.Contrary to popular belief the United States of America is not a democracy. It is a Federal Constitutional Republic. And the law that takes precedent over all is the Constitution of the United States. This is why when someone is sworn in as President they take an oath to protect THE CONSTITUTION…not the nation…not the people…this document which is the foundation that makes the United States of America work.Christians have been known to complain how atheists always want to take two words out of the Pledge of Allegiance–the words "under God" (which weren\’t in it originally anyway). But there are others who want to remove more than that…those who howl about "states rights". They would like to remove "United" "Republic" "One Nation" and "Indivisible".To paraphrase Stephen Vincent Benet\’s classic short story ("The Devil and Daniel Webster") when old Daniel\’s voice sounds asking "Neighbor, how stand the UNION?" they would have to respond "What\’s a Union?"Well, we are. And the supreme law of the land is on YOUR side…take this battle where it belongs and win a victory not ONLY for all the gays and lesbians of California but for all in America.\’Nuff said!

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