Re: Amazon.com sells pornography
by dragonflygrrl - Posted Fri June 9, 2006 @ 8:54 PM
Wow. Ok. I have read the letter, I have read the posts, and I have an opinion (big surprise). I am going to try to put this as clearly as I possibly can.
Margaret, if you want to convert people to your faith, you might try coming across a tad less...well...crazy. I understand that faith and logic are two different things, but surely they needn't be mutually exclusive. One of my favorite things about your faith is that, as I understand it, Jesus taught his followers to love and tolerate others. As I recall, there was something very nice He said about not casting stones unless you are without sin yourself. I admit, I am no Christian, so I'm not sure of the subtext here, but I'm pretty sure you guys don't think anyone is without sin, right? So no Christian would ever presume to judge someone else, since only God can pass judgement. Do I have that right? Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong, but as I recall my days of college scripture classes (majored in comparative religion for a few months there), I think I have the gist of it.
As far as the letter itself is concerned, I went and looked at the ad you spoke of, and while it is slightly suggestive, I personally see nothing wrong with a picture of two men standing in a non-erotic pose, with all of their "bits" covered. If you feel that is a bit risque for your children, by all means be a parent and don't let them surf the internet alone.
If your problem is simply the nudity, that's one thing. Not that a healthy well-adjusted person should have any huge hang-ups about the human body, but if you do, ok. To paraphrase Larry Flynt, if you have a problem with the human body, take it up with the manufacturer.
If your problem is the homosexuality, I cordially invite you to lock up the bomb shelter, because those people aren't going anywhere. I suppose I am addressing both you and Margaret when I say that as far as I can see, if homosexuality wasn't a part of the gods'/God's/the Great Pumpkin's/whatever's plan, surely there wouldn't be so gosh-darned many of them.
For the record, I don't hate Christians. I hate people that hide behind a religion that should be preaching love, in order to advance an agenda of hatred.