Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Christians walk out on Dan Savage

At a lecture by Dan Savage about anti-gay bullying, at the National High School Journalist Conference in Seattle, Christian teens walked out. They wouldn't even listen to what he had to say.

And note that they started to walk out before he'd done anything more than just mentioning the Bible. Simply the fact that he was going to talk about their 'holy book' was enough.

Well, if you listen to contrary opinions, it might shake your faith. And the only way you can keep believing bullshit, apparently, is if you never hear anything else.

You can believe anything you want, but Dan Savage is absolutely right in what he says here. Even Christian fundamentalists pick and choose what they want to believe from the Bible. If you don't support slavery, why do you still choose to accept the crazy stuff about homosexuality?

Well, the people who most need to learn from him refuse to even listen. That's not really a surprise, is it?

1 comment:

m1nks said...

I saw that and I was thinking at the time 'why are they walking out'? I guess it was some sort of 'statement' but he wasn't attacking religion as such, just making a comment on people who quote a couple of lines of it but totally ignore other bits and then say 'well it says it in the bible so I have to follow it', when that's clearly not true.

I can't, literally cannot, understand a persons way of thinking when they do this; it is completely beyond my sense of reason and rationale to the point where I have to think a person willfully determined to not use basic cognitive thought processes.