The alternative religious view

This blog post is to offer an alternative religious view of the recent uproar over section 377A, especially with regards to Christianity. It is my opinion that bible-believing Christians have been misdirected in their efforts to keep 377A because the bible makes it very clear that sodomy is wrong.

 

I would like to draw an analogy to what C.S. Lewis wrote about divorce in UK during his time. Below is the relevant extract:

“Before leaving the question of divorce, I should like to distinguish two things which are very often confused.

The Christian conception of marriage is one: the other is the quite different question — how far Christians, if they are voters or Members of Parliament, ought to try to force their views of marriage on the rest of the community by embodying them in the divorce laws. A great many people seem to think that if you are a Christian yourself you should try to make divorce difficult for every one. I do not think that. At least I know I should be very angry if the [Muslims] tried to prevent the rest of us from drinking wine.

My own view is that the Churches should frankly recognize that the majority of the British people are not Christians and, therefore, cannot be expected to live Christian lives. There ought to be two distinct kinds of marriage: one governed by the State with rules enforced on all citizens, the other governed by the Church with rules enforced by her on her own members. The distinction ought to be quite sharp, so that a man knows which couples are married in a Christian sense and which are not.

from Mere Christianity, the chapter on “Christian Marriage”, c 1952, 1980 by C.S. Lewis Pte. Ltd., Harpercollins Edition, 2002, p112)

In the same way, the majority of Singaporeans are not Christians. As such, Christians (myself included) should not impose our views that homosexuality is unnatural and sinful on the community at large. To do so would be to reinforce the view that Christians are judgmental and diverges from the primary message of love and compassion in the New Testament. Just as Jesus spoke kindly to the adulterous woman at the well, so should Christians embody that same love and compassion when they talk about the present issue. Ultimately, a person’s sexuality is their own business, it should not be the prerogative of Members of Parliament, however well-meaning, to regulate it and bring it to the straight and narrow.

 

“For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.” John 3:17

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3 Responses to “The alternative religious view”
  1. Divine Intervention says:

    I absolutely LOVE your vindictive bitches on NMP Thio. Delicious!

  2. soo mei says:

    Hear, hear. 😀

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