Sunday, November 12, 2006

Tolerance, Eh?

"From my point of view, I would ban religion completely. Organized religion doesn't seem to work. It turns people into really hateful lemmings and it's not really compassionate." - Elton John

So much for tolerance for the hateful lemmings, eh? That kind of generalization is what the gay lobby has been trying to shrug for years, so why are they engaging in the very stereotyping and dehumanization as their "oppressors"? If you can find some essential difference between labelling folks "hateful lemmings" and "flaming butt pirates", you're much more the scholar than I.

Religious leaders have also failed to do anything about tensions and conflicts around the world, he said.

"Why aren't they having a conclave? Why aren't they coming together?" he asked.

I guess that Elton doesn't keep up with Vatican news releases, him being him and all. Unfortunately, all we can do is tell people how they should be towards each other, we can't force them to actually do it. If religious authorities had that sort of power, Elton would be the first to decry it when it conflicts with his carnal predilections. So if believers cannot bring peace, who can? Elton knows:

"It's like the peace movement in the '60s. Musicians got through to people by getting out there and doing peace concerts, but we don't seem to do them any more," he said. "If John Lennon were alive today, he'd be leading it with a vengeance."

Those peace concerts were really successful, weren't they? Tibet is free from Chinese domination, everyone in Africa has something to eat, and the family farm is flourishing. Oh, none of those happened? But the musicians played, sang, and shouted for "Peace".

Oh. and by the by, if John Lennon were alive today, he would be crushed to death inside his cremation urn.

h/t Dad29

5 comments:

Tiber Jumper said...

I feel bad that Elton apparently has never heard what the biggest "organized religion" says about folks like himself. Maybe I am wrong, but it doesn't sound hateful or spiteful to me. People like Elton have a heavy cross to bear with same- sex attraction and the Church recognizes this but does not approve of the acts which accompany it when a person chooses not to be chaste. But through "God's grace and prayer, they can resolutely approach Christian perfection." (Wow)
Check it out:

"Homosexuality refers to relations between men or between women who experience an exclusive or predominant sexual attraction toward persons of the same sex. It has taken a great variety of forms through the centuries and in different cultures. Its psychological genesis remains largely unexplained. Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity,141 tradition has always declared that "homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered."142 They are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they be approved.
2358 The number of men and women who have deep-seated homosexual tendencies is not negligible. This inclination, which is objectively disordered, constitutes for most of them a trial. They must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided. These persons are called to fulfill God's will in their lives and, if they are Christians, to unite to the sacrifice of the Lord's Cross the difficulties they may encounter from their condition.

2359 Homosexual persons are called to chastity. By the virtues of self-mastery that teach them inner freedom, at times by the support of disinterested friendship, by prayer and sacramental grace, they can and should gradually and resolutely approach Christian perfection. "

From the Catechism of the Catholic Church

St. Jimbob of the Apokalypse said...

Unfortunately, many cannot seperate their desires from their personhood, so that any condemnation of a sinful activity is deemed a condemnation of their person.

DigiHairshirt said...

Jimbob,

Always remember that for many militant homosexuals, the word "tolerance" is synonymous with "acceptance." And "intolerant" is the same as "hateful." Thus, the Church will forever be hate mongering to individuals such as this fellow since we refuse to accept homosexual conduct as being "natural," "good," and "a viable alternative" to man and woman together.

The Unseen One said...

Sorry to copy and paste my comment from Paul's blog, but it fits here.


I commented on my blog a while ago about a walk through a bookstore, and how so many of the new current events books were making a boogie-man out of the "religious right". They are now expanding it to all of Christianity.

We are seeing a similar phenomenon play out that we saw in 1992. The left took power with Clinton in the whitehouse and a democrat congress. They were going on and on about "I feel your pain", racism, political correctness, etc. Soon after the election, well, to capture the mood of the left, one of the weekly news magazines (time or newsweek, I forget which), had a picture on the front of a white male tied to a stake ready to be burned. Working in a university at the time, I really felt the blunt of this (even though I am half Hispanic, I was still seen as a white male).

When you expand your enemies to include a large percentage of those who voted for you, be prepared for a huge backlash.

Or on second thought, no, don't. Keep going on about how you hate Christianity, and do "enlightened(tm)" things like cheering the possible filing of war crime charges against Rumsfeld in Germany. No, really Dems, that will ensure you stay in power!

Here's one for you. Keep your eye on this trial: http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=52711

A gay man killed a woman for questioning his homosexual lifestyle. The defense is that it is HER fault she was murdered. Read some of the comments in the article by members of the "enlightened(tm)" left. They are chilling.

The Unseen One said...

The article didn't come out right, so try this link.