I'm a bisexual married man living in a straight world. I'm highly educated; yet, I am a man of faith. I'm a liberal Christian in a world that doesn't know there are anything but radical Christian fundamentalists. I'm a moderate Republican in a time when right wing Republicans hate moderate Republicans worse than they hate Obama. I'm a man who hates the idea that I might be responsible for causing someone to take a wrong turn in life who is blogging to married bisexual men for whom the wrong path in life all to often seems the only path there is.
My life is truly as mess. But, its my life and since I've reached the autumn, if not the winter, of my life I guess I'm pretty well stuck with it. I can honestly say, it hasn't been a boring life. If anything, its passed all to quickly.
At this point my goals are rather simple if somewhat difficult to achieve. I simply hope to help those coming along behind me to overcome some of the adversities with less pain than I incurred when I encountered them.
I'm a Christian. A liberal Christian to be sure; but, nevertheless, a Christian. To those of you that don't know what a liberal Christian is, its a Christian who believes that most of Christianity (as well as all other organized religions) are mostly just crap. Liberal Christians understand, as most people don't, that religion has nothing whatsoever to do with God. Religion is all about men and power.
Liberal Christians also understand that the Bible is not the literal word of God and it was not handed down to man directly from the hand of God. At most, the Bible is a good and sufficient guide to faith. It's not a science book. It's not a secret code to the future. It's an old and correctly venerated book which tells about the relationship of the Jewish people with their God and which also sets forth the Gospel of Christ which after more than 2000 years of supposed study, most Christians have not the slightest hint of what that Gospel is trying to impart to us.
Now, the problem with religion of any kind is that people try to use it to force their own personal views concerning what people should be doing and how they should behave onto others. And most religions sooner or later get around to thinking if you're not doing it their way your doomed to eternal punishment.
In the case of fundamental Christians, they use the Bible to back them up on whatever their opinion might be as to the truth about what's good and what's not. One big huge problem with this is they only use the part that suits them. They kind of ignore the rest.
But that part that suits them, they use it religiously (pun intended) to beat people they don't like about the head and shoulders as much as they can. One group of people fundamental Christians like to beat about the head and shoulders as much as they can are people that are NOT heterosexuals. And they have down pat parts of the Bible that they use as a BIG stick. They kind of ignore other parts though.
This You Tube video was recently posted on another blog. It is so good that I couldn't resist reposting it to my blog because it says more eloquently than I ever could everything anyone needs to know about religion.
Keep in mind it doesn't say anything about true faith and it certainly says nothing about the Grace of God. But then fundamental Christians don't have much to say about the Grace of God either. They're too busy talking about the wrath of God.
Hope you enjoy the video.
If your a bisexual guy who is having a problem reconciling his religious beliefs to his sexuality, please understand that you need to talk to a liberal Christian and not a fundamental Christian. A liberal Christian will be happy to explain the Grace of God to you in detail. I think you'll find it "good news."