Dear christians, this is the 21st century, please wake the fuck up!

The fact that I have to write this even though I’m living in a western democracy that has one of the best education systems in the world makes me both very sad and very angry. Tt also serves as proof that you cannot educate people who are willfully ignorant. I’m speaking of course of fundamentalist crackpots opposing homosexuality on religious grounds. It’s been a hot topic here in Finland ever since a tv-discussion in which the leader of the christian democratic party made some openly anti-gay statements. But that’s not why I’m writing this. What sparked my hatred is a campaign arranged by a web magazine called Nuotta. The campaign, led by a guy named Mika Falck, is targeted at young people and according to a radio interview (available here (in Finnish)) of Falck its purpose is to “encourage the young to live fully christian lives.”

The campaign’s goal is to try and discourage sexual experimentation with the same sex, which Falk as a bible-literalist considers to be a sin, and for young people to seek “healing” from such urges through prayer. What they are apparently saying is that most experimentation is a case of situational sexual behavior in which the social environment  and peer-pressure make young people try out sexual acts that they would “normally” not engage in. Not only is this an untestable hypothesis, it’s also completely meaningless. After all, as long as nobody is actually forced to try out anything they do not want to do, where’s the harm in two (or more) mutually consenting people trying out stuff. It might turn out that they don’t like it, but in that case they can just stop doing it. It’s been known for long now that human sexuality is not exactly black and white: it’s possible for people who consider themselves heterosexual to have homosexual fantasies / urges and vice versa. Trying out stuff and finding you don’t like it doesn’t make one gay.

Experimentation is needed. Sexual awakening can – and often is – highly confusing to teenagers regardless of sexual orientation. People can believe what they want and they can even oppose homosexuality in a free society, that’s their call even if it does make them moronic. However, what they should not be allowed to do is use taxpayers’ money – as they did in this case since nuotta is at least in part funded by the Finnish Lutheran church which in turn gets its funding from those taxpayers who are members of the church and via community tax – to spread their message of intolerance and discrimination to teens in a vulnerable state and make it even harder for them to discover their own identity.  What Falk and his ilk are saying is: “We think God created you and is responsible for all the urges and feelings you’re having but he doesn’t want you to follow them.” In the worst case scenario this will lead to people living in constant self-denial thinking there must be something very wrong with them because no matter how much they pray the feelings don’t vanish.

Teens need someone they can talk to about these things. They need information, support and guidance in things related to sex. What they don’t need under any circumstances is some raving idiot armed with bad theology from the middle-ages who is trying to tell them they are abnormal and should be “saved”. They even used the phrase “If a murderer can change his ways why shouldn’t a gay person be able to do the same”, obviously making a comparison between gays and murderers, a statement which they quickly withdrew, saying it had been “misinterpreted” – but I don’t know how that would be possible, since the quote is very clear.

So, Mr. Falck, under the freedom of speech you’re free to express your opinions to the public, and I will defend your right to do so. Also in the name of freedom of speech, here’s what I think of you: You’re a disgusting piece of human being, a waste of sperm, a disgrace not only to my first name but to the society you live in and to the whole of civilization; you’re a remnant of times long gone, a man who shouldn’t be living in this day and age, but you’re not evil or malicious, you’re just incredibly stupid. I do not wish you any harm. Nor do I request you to surrender your faith in god – I know that to be impossible because after that you’d have to think for yourself, a task so daring you’d probably die in the process.  I’m just asking you – in the name of humanity and common good – to stop trying to brainwash teens.

I’m not a believer in any god myself, but I know enough about the bible to know that according to it Jesus never spoke a word about homosexuals or homosexuality. However based on his other teachings here is what I think the big J would think about you:

Jesus’ opinion on anti-gay christians

And this time I would have to agree with him. Fuck you, Mika Falck. FUCK. YOU.

Ps. If you ever happen to read this and want to debate about the subject, brig it on, I promise will shred your so called arguments to pieces.

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2 Responses to “Dear christians, this is the 21st century, please wake the fuck up!”

  1. youngearth Says:

    From what you’ve written the creed he is preaching is much older than the middle ages but rather from the first century based on writings by people who had first hand encounteres with Jesus (e.g. Peter, Jude, Paul, Matthew).

    One basic premise of the Christian lifestyle is to come out of a pagan lifestyle and to flee from sexual immorality. Society today is hardly different from pagan Rome but in some respects perhaps worse.

    Teaching of the Apostle Paul –
    Gal 5:19 The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery;
    Gal 5:20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions
    Gal 5:21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.

    1Th 4:2 For you know what instructions we gave you by the authority of the Lord Jesus.
    1Th 4:3 It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality;
    1Th 4:4 that each of you should learn to control his own body in a way that is holy and honorable,
    1Th 4:5 not in passionate lust like the heathen, who do not know God;

    Teaching of Jude, brother of Jesus –
    Jude 1:7 In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire.
    Jude 1:8 In the very same way, these dreamers pollute their own bodies, reject authority and slander celestial beings.

    Teaching of Jesus –
    Mt 19:4 “Haven’t you read,” he replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’
    Mt 19:5 and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’ ?
    Mt 19:6 So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate.”

    • Yes, you’re correct in that the anti-homosexual attitudes of the christians are older than middle-ages. But otherr than that, all you’ve done is copypasted parts of the bible, thus completely missing my point. The bible in and of itself is not proof of the existence of any kind of deity. It’s a book written by people whose moral teachings reflect the values of the people that wrote it nearly two millenia ago but since evidence is way too insufficient for me to believe in the god that the bible bases all of it’s so called “moral” teachings, all of those verses are meaningless to me. I’m basing my morality on facts. And facts are that homosexuals aren’t a danger to me, or the society. It’s not my business nor the business of the goverment or anyone else what people want to do with each other as long as mutual consent exists between the people involved.

      If christians want to be taken seriously in any discussion, they need to come up with real arguments instead of bible verses. And even that’s pretty much impossible because thus far I haven’t seen a single valid argument against homosexuality that isn’t basedon some sort of “I don’t like it, so it must be wrong” -reasoning or other fallacious logic. I don’t know if you’re are against homosexuality but if you are and you want to continue this discussion then I suggest you stop trying to use verses that mean nothing to me and start argumenting.

      NOTE: as I said in the post people are free to think that homosexuality is a sin. Personally I consider such logic to be assinine, because the whole concept of god and thus sin is without sufficient proof, but if someone wants to think so it’s their right. My point was just that people who think homosexuality is a sin should not push their views – that don’t have anything to do with reality – on homosexual teens because that can seriously harm their self-esteem and that’s nothing but a form of bullying. And with that, I do have a problem.

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