"If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They must be put to death; their blood will be on their own hands" Leviticus 20:13"
Oh gosh, darn, heck, geez with so “many other ways of doing morality” and with such “profound and important beliefs” soooo deeply held by others how dare anyone be confident that not putting gays to death is a better alternative?
My own personal view is irrelevant. What is relevant is that, with the possible exception of flyover fundies, most Christians, their faith-based homophobia notwithstanding, reject offing gays. In defiance of what their very own god dictates to their very own prophet as recorded in their very own holy book,
For those genuinely interested in a “better alternative” to the vile, unethical and criminal preachments peddled by faith based traditions I suspect the answer lies in unearthing the source of that defiance. It is what guides the religious when they cherry pick their holy books and ignore their popes and preachers. It is what leads most individuals regardless of religiousity independently to arrive at an equivalent of the golden rule. It is what neuroscientist Sam Harris explores in his new book “The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values.”
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