Australian Quakers back same-sex marr...

Australian Quakers back same-sex marriage

There are 13 comments on the Ekklesia Daily News story from Jan 19, 2010, titled Australian Quakers back same-sex marriage. In it, Ekklesia Daily News reports that:

" known more formally as the Religious Society of Friends - " also resolved to practise "full marriage equality" throughout Australia.

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Since: Aug 08

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#1 Jan 19, 2010
As they should.

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Since: Apr 09

Conch republic

#2 Jan 19, 2010
Agreed.......... doesnt sound like they would be considered "uneducated". Unlike the fundies in this country.

Since: Jan 10

Bondi, Australia

#3 Jan 19, 2010
Troth for Leogere wrote:
Agreed.......... doesnt sound like they would be considered "uneducated". Unlike the fundies in this country.
Australians? Hahaha.
eric

Denver, CO

#4 Jan 20, 2010
Just about the only counties left that ban same sex marriage equality are communist, under Sharia law or run by evangelicals.

Since: Aug 08

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#5 Jan 20, 2010
eric wrote:
Just about the only counties left that ban same sex marriage equality are communist, under Sharia law or run by evangelicals.
This country would be so much better of if they got religion out of our government and keep it amongst those who worship that way. It causes to many conflicts and relgious belief are no basis to deny a group of American citizen equal protection under the law.

“Mystical Atheism for everyone!”

Since: Nov 08

El Cerrito California

#6 Jan 20, 2010
equalityboy81 wrote:
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This country would be so much better of if they got religion out of our government and keep it amongst those who worship that way. It causes to many conflicts and relgious belief are no basis to deny a group of American citizen equal protection under the law.
There appear to be two different categories of religion on this planet. Inclusive religions that accept the sacredness of all life and Exclusive religions who claim the existence of a god that destroys everyone but those in their particular religion.

These exclusive type of religions tend to become a serious problem when they become powerful. Most people at least know of the eleven hundred year period when the Roman Catholic Church held a reign of terror and murder in the name of the one true god and the one true church.

Most of the Abrahamic religions fall into the later category. The fundamentalist ones of course being the most dangerous and insane.

I have come to recognize that the god of the Abrahamic religions is an anthropomorphism of an ancient warlord in Israel who recognized the power in claiming to represent the guy who sets off the volcanoes.

He used this anthropomorphism to justify his habit of raping and pillaging and bashing babies against the rocks.

If any of the tribesman complained He could explain that the volcano god destroyed such and such a people and the tribesman would say, hm... can't argue with that. Of course the women were not allowed to say anything in this evolving hierarchy with an imaginary god at the top.

The problem today is that these warlords have evolved their power structure into the horror we are suffering with now, the Patriarchal Religious Military Industrial Complex.

This edifice is responsible for perpetuating the "god likes us best" wars that have been plaguing humanity since the invention of the volcano god. These are the good folks who brought us the dark ages with such awesome inventions as the iron maiden.

These are the brave souls who valiantly marched off in the crusades slaughtering whole villages of people men, women, and children along the way. The reasoning of the crusaders was that these people could not possibly be good Christians! They can't even understand the King's English!

Many non-English Christians met grisly fates this way as the Crusaders marched merrily on to the holy land.

Of course barbarity was not just something that was done

Today the problem has only gotten worse. Although overt barbaric practices such as slamming babies on the rocks appears to have subsided we now have to be concerned with a religious war forming unlike any the world has ever seen. The same old idiots. But with nuclear weapons!

The problem is of a global scale, involving not just humanity but all life.

I have assembled a short text file here on a simple method to safely start dismantling this insane edifice which can quite logically also be called the Antichrist:

http://soulmatesforever.org/page4.html

“Hemp for building materials”

Since: Sep 08

Hampstead

#9 Apr 2, 2010
Grandpasmurf952 wrote:
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There appear to be two different categories of religion on this planet. Inclusive religions that accept the sacredness of all life and Exclusive religions who claim the existence of a god that destroys everyone but those in their particular religion.
These exclusive type of religions tend to become a serious problem when they become powerful. Most people at least know of the eleven hundred year period when the Roman Catholic Church held a reign of terror and murder in the name of the one true god and the one true church.
Most of the Abrahamic religions fall into the later category. The fundamentalist ones of course being the most dangerous and insane.
I have come to recognize that the god of the Abrahamic religions is an anthropomorphism of an ancient warlord in Israel who recognized the power in claiming to represent the guy who sets off the volcanoes.
He used this anthropomorphism to justify his habit of raping and pillaging and bashing babies against the rocks.
If any of the tribesman complained He could explain that the volcano god destroyed such and such a people and the tribesman would say, hm... can't argue with that. Of course the women were not allowed to say anything in this evolving hierarchy with an imaginary god at the top.
The problem today is that these warlords have evolved their power structure into the horror we are suffering with now, the Patriarchal Religious Military Industrial Complex.
This edifice is responsible for perpetuating the "god likes us best" wars that have been plaguing humanity since the invention of the volcano god. These are the good folks who brought us the dark ages with such awesome inventions as the iron maiden.
These are the brave souls who valiantly marched off in the crusades slaughtering whole villages of people men, women, and children along the way. The reasoning of the crusaders was that these people could not possibly be good Christians! They can't even understand the King's English!
Many non-English Christians met grisly fates this way as the Crusaders marched merrily on to the holy land.
Of course barbarity was not just something that was done
Today the problem has only gotten worse. Although overt barbaric practices such as slamming babies on the rocks appears to have subsided we now have to be concerned with a religious war forming unlike any the world has ever seen. The same old idiots. But with nuclear weapons!
The problem is of a global scale, involving not just humanity but all life.
I have assembled a short text file here on a simple method to safely start dismantling this insane edifice which can quite logically also be called the Antichrist:
http://soulmatesforever.org/page4.html
Interesting link. I've bookmarked it for future.

“Hemp for building materials”

Since: Sep 08

Hampstead

#11 Apr 2, 2010
Native wrote:
I refuse to back something I feel is morally not right. God said a man should leave his father and mother and cleave to his wife. God made marriage and I believe marriage is between one man and one woman.
David and Jonathon were never married to one another and Noami and Ruth were NEVER married to one another. They all were friends NOT lovers.
Homosexuals should stop taking Bible verses out of context.
Decisions should not be made based on feelings but on facts.

Christians take the bible out of context all the time.

“Mystical Atheism for everyone!”

Since: Nov 08

El Cerrito California

#12 Apr 2, 2010
legalize Industrial Hemp wrote:
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Decisions should not be made based on feelings but on facts.
Christians take the bible out of context all the time.
Actually it much, much more than that!

The bible that Patriarchal Christians cling to was created by a Roman warlord who went through all of the scriptures that people valued and torched any that shed light on the true mystical message of Christ accepting only those that were useful in supporting the Patriarchal Religious Military Industrial Complex of his day.

This so called sacred cannon was forced into acceptance by the laws of The Roman Empire and enforced with the burning alive of any mystics who disagreed while the people were forced to watch.

This practice continued with many whole villages slaughtered to deny the truth of the mystical message of Jesus and support the book that Patriarchal Christians cling to. This went on for an unbelievable eleven hundred year period!

God is LOVE. WE are all ONE with God.

This powerful mystical truth is slowly being confirmed as we probe the mystery of existence scientifically.

We are beginning to grasp the true nature of this universe as some manner of holographic projection of a greater reality in harmony with the mystical observation of Jesus and many other mystics!

Not only that but earlier scriptures that predate the Gospels that were written long after the death of Jesus are beginning to resurface such as the Nag Hammadi Library discovered by a young Bedouin Shepherd in 1945.

The days of the false worship of the horrible volcano god are coming to a close! The truth of our existence and relationship with God will not be denied!

“Hemp for building materials”

Since: Sep 08

Hampstead

#14 Apr 2, 2010
Grandpasmurf952 wrote:
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Actually it much, much more than that!
The bible that Patriarchal Christians cling to was created by a Roman warlord who went through all of the scriptures that people valued and torched any that shed light on the true mystical message of Christ accepting only those that were useful in supporting the Patriarchal Religious Military Industrial Complex of his day.
This so called sacred cannon was forced into acceptance by the laws of The Roman Empire and enforced with the burning alive of any mystics who disagreed while the people were forced to watch.
This practice continued with many whole villages slaughtered to deny the truth of the mystical message of Jesus and support the book that Patriarchal Christians cling to. This went on for an unbelievable eleven hundred year period!
God is LOVE. WE are all ONE with God.
This powerful mystical truth is slowly being confirmed as we probe the mystery of existence scientifically.
We are beginning to grasp the true nature of this universe as some manner of holographic projection of a greater reality in harmony with the mystical observation of Jesus and many other mystics!
Not only that but earlier scriptures that predate the Gospels that were written long after the death of Jesus are beginning to resurface such as the Nag Hammadi Library discovered by a young Bedouin Shepherd in 1945.
The days of the false worship of the horrible volcano god are coming to a close! The truth of our existence and relationship with God will not be denied!
Yes so I've heard.
The northern Hebrews worshiped a moon god who was supposedly to have later become YHWH.
Before the Babylonian Captivity people had YHWH and his Consort Asherah. After they were set free from Captivity the priestly caste took worship to the Center of Jerusalem and imposed their view of how YHWH was to be worshiped and where they stripped him of his Lady love and became the monster we have now.

Since: Dec 07

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#15 Apr 2, 2010
legalize Industrial Hemp wrote:
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Yes so I've heard.
The northern Hebrews worshiped a moon god who was supposedly to have later become YHWH.
Before the Babylonian Captivity people had YHWH and his Consort Asherah. After they were set free from Captivity the priestly caste took worship to the Center of Jerusalem and imposed their view of how YHWH was to be worshiped and where they stripped him of his Lady love and became the monster we have now.
That is because they felt that if their God had allowed them to be enslaved by the Babylonians then they must have done something wrong. They decided that their sin was worshiping Asherah.

Jews are now the most secular group on earth. I mean how could God allow the holocaust to happen?

Since: Dec 07

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#16 Apr 2, 2010
Native wrote:
I refuse to back something I feel is morally not right. God said a man should leave his father and mother and cleave to his wife. God made marriage and I believe marriage is between one man and one woman.
David and Jonathon were never married to one another and Noami and Ruth were NEVER married to one another. They all were friends NOT lovers.
Homosexuals should stop taking Bible verses out of context.
But David did take his own daughter for a wife and had children with her. Is that what you mean by reading the bible in context?

“Hemp for building materials”

Since: Sep 08

Hampstead

#17 Apr 2, 2010
falasha wrote:
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That is because they felt that if their God had allowed them to be enslaved by the Babylonians then they must have done something wrong. They decided that their sin was worshiping Asherah.
Jews are now the most secular group on earth. I mean how could God allow the holocaust to happen?
The priestly caste decide they wanted power, convinced the people it was their fault.
The 10 Commandments were monolatrous.

Unfortunately the farther right of the christian church say it was the fault of the Jews because they rejected christ. Christianity is rather anti-Semitic, is it not?
2000 yrs of christian love.

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