Sometimes, I have a hard timeÂ showingÂ respect for other people’s views. That is, I can’t be politically correct.Â One place I struggle to be political correct is when someone says, “In my religion, those people are an abomination.Â They areÂ sinners.Â I’m a Christian and the Bible gives me no choice on this.”
The Bible has been used so many times as aÂ mask for prejudice it’s easy not to take it seriously.Â Â Let’s start with race.Â A Southern Governor used to keep Bible verses in his desk and show hand them to people to prove he was right about segregation.Â
The Bible was used to “prove” that Jews were inferior.Â Â It has been, and continues to be, used to “prove” that women are inferior.
It was used to “prove” that the earth was flat and that the sun revolved around the earth. There are so many reasons in the Bible to justify killing people that oneÂ writer penned, “You can kill just about anyone for just about any reason, and still go to heaven.”
I’ve heard Bible commentators say, “Just because some ChristiansÂ were wrong in the past does not mean we are wrong today.”Â Â That is like saying court testimony from a known liar may not always be a lie.Â
It would be easier to be politically correct ifÂ the Bible had not been wrong so many times.