Thursday, July 10, 2008

Why?

So many terms get labeled as Racist. Some correctly and some absurdly.

Michelle Malkin has a link to a new low (of sorts) in Political Correctness. Things can no longer just disappear into a black hole any more because it's racist. I suppose the correct technical term for a black hole is singularity but how many people actually know what that is? Do you remember the old mediocre Disney flick Singularity?

How about this one?

A gay man is suing, not one but two, Bible publishers for printing Bibles that call homosexual behavior a sin and he's going for tens of millions of dollars. He is basing his argument on the fact that different Bibles read differently and some use the term "homosexual" and others use other terms. He says that the text was changed to specifically to offend gays. I guess he never heard of the term "Version" before as there are several that all read slightly differently but all tell exactly the same story.

By the way, the word in question reads arsenokoitai (in Greek) which is the plural of arsenokoites which is a compound of two words. Arsen (in Greek) means "male" and koitos is still used in English and the gender of the word (masculine) reveals that it is talking about men. One might not like what it says but that is what it means.

Funny thing is this, Freedom of Religion and Freedom of Speech and the Press are specifically enshrined in exact wording of the Constitution while sexual freedom is an artificial freedom twisted out of the Constitution by dishonest judges but never mentioned in the Constitution. Sexual freedom is not enshrined in the Constitution nor should it be. Why are we putting more effort into protecting unenshrined rights than the enshrined ones?

13 Comments:

Blogger Z said...

"offend gays"? How many are actually reading it to GET offended!? Sorry, but I'm just sayin'!!!

Good post!

11:33 AM  
Blogger benning said...

"Why are we putting more effort into protecting unenshrined rights than the enshrined ones?"

Because we've become lazy, spoiled, and utterly unable to learn. Americans are becoming Europeans! Gad!

1:53 PM  
Blogger Tom said...

"Why are we putting more effort into protecting unenshrined rights than the enshrined ones?"

Two Words - Political Correctness.

2:23 PM  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

I'm going into my cave right now, and pulling the rock closed behind me.

BZ

2:53 PM  
Blogger Tim said...

My Bible says "to lie with a man as if a woman". It does not use the word Homosexual.

This is just the kind of stuff that Neo-Cons stir up to get people to not pay attention to how the right is screwing over the country. Throw up this stuff so that the simpletons in the hinterland who "cling to religion and guns" don't see how $4 gas and the factory that they work at is moving to Taiwan goes unnoticed until it is too late.

I agree that Black Hole is not racist, but it's as silly as "Freedom fries"

6:07 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

if a person wants to be offended, they will find something to be offended about. the problem lies with the rest of us paying any attention to these spoiled, whiny-ass morons. paddle their ass and send them home to mama.

7:02 PM  
Blogger Gayle said...

I'm going to join BZ in his cave! This is so utterly ridiculous in defies all description, Shoprat.

9:22 PM  
Blogger dons_mind said...

i think i'll join the cave-dwellers......................................
:)

10:22 PM  
Blogger armed_and_christian said...

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11:21 PM  
Blogger benning said...

Seems to me both of those fellows minds disappeared right up their own black holes. I'm just sayin'.

Don't try to white-wash this, neither! And don't sell my no white elephant!

Hmmph!

:D

2:22 PM  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Anybody yet notice the black dude making the "black hole" accusation looks just like Jar Jar Binks?

BZ

3:21 PM  
Blogger shoprat said...

tim There are other passages that do Greek and Hebrew terms that can honestly be translated that way. It is the Greek and Hebrew that we need to look to when there is doubt.

8:56 PM  
Blogger The Vegas Art Guy said...

Stupid stupid stupid. Black hole is racist? And to be honest I'm surprised it took this long for someone to sue about the Bible...

12:09 AM  

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