Bible Stories


So, Julia Gillard, declared Atheist, leader of the Labor Party and Prime Minister says that we should read our bible stories.

She’s against marriage equality because it’s against her conservative up bringing.  She was brought up a Baptist, but now she’s not religious1.

“I’m on the record as saying things like I think it’s important for people to understand their Bible stories, not because I’m an advocate of religion – clearly, I’m not – but once again, what comes from the Bible has formed such an important part of our culture.”

Ok, but, the bible isn’t true.  Our society, if you want to claim it’s built on bible stories, is fabricated.  That’s why the PM, the Llama and plenty of others have rejected the bible.  Coz it’s bullshit and not to be used as a weapon against gay people, or anyone else really.  Once you’ve walked away from the crazy stories of the bible then you have to ask why things are the way they are.  Why is it that people are discriminated against, because the bible says so?  That’s really her answer?

If she’s so conservative because of her upbringing she would still be baptist.  Being an atheist is not something that would be acceptable to her, she’s demonstrated that she can think by walking away from her religion, why would you allow it to continue to direct your attitudes and actions?  It’s not like god would be happy with her.

It suits Gillard to be conservative, it keeps the radical christians happy.  They think she’s on their side.  She’s clearly trying to keep the fundamentalists smirking, she’s admitted to being an atheist, but rather than call religion to account she takes the safe route.  She declares that marriage is between one man and one woman because the bible says so.  Alas, in Australia, marriage is between one man and one woman because former Prime Minister John Howard altered the Marriage Act2, not because of any biblical directive.

Suggesting that Australia should use the bible stories as a basis for a system of government is one fucked up attitude.

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