Tuesday's letter in your print edition from Ricky Clark of your city, which appeared under the title, "God’s Word isn’t influenced by popular culture," is typical of the several such letters you see fit to publish every week [full text shown in footnote]. They all base their criticisms of society, culture, morals, politics, government—and of other letter writers—on their particular interpretation of the Bible, which they generally refer to as "the Word of God."
Would you publish a letter based on an interpretation of the Word of the Flying Spaghetti Monster (FSM)? According to an encyclopedia I just consulted, "FSM is the deity of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, a movement that promotes a light-hearted view of religion and opposes the teaching of intelligent design and creationism in public schools."
Mr. Clark has apparently not read The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. The Flying Spaghetti Monster is known to all members of its Church as the only real God, and they rely on its Gospel as the truth on the subject of Mr. Clark's letter. I recommend that Mr. Clark read this book, or its sequel, The Loose Canon: A Really Important Collection of Words, so that he might come to know the mind of the Flying Spaghetti Monster and so learn that he is so, so wrong! All he has to do is pick up one of the two holy books just mentioned. He has a choice which to pick.
It isn't only about the Christian religion, because Christianity isn't the only religion.
I am glad I cleared that up for Mr. Clark. FSM bless.
Copyright © 2012 by Morris Dean
[text of Ricky Clark's letter]
In response to Taylor Heise’s letter on Nov. 21, 2012, “Nation’s views on families seems to be changing: Mr. Heise, apparently you have not read God’s Word, the Holy Bible, which is what Christians also known as followers of the only real God, also called Jehovah, God of the Bible, rely on as the truth on the subject.
In the first book of the Bible, Genesis 2:15-e3 [sic] , it tells how God made man and woman. Nowhere does it say God created a man for a man or a woman for a woman. Also, Mr. Heise, read Romans 2:26-32. This is the Word of God. So is God supposed to go against His own word and the followers of God go against it just because this so-called modern world[ has come up with the idea that if it feels good, somehow it’s OK with God?
Television shows are not the gospel, for what is right in God’s mind on His Word, which is the mind of God. If you want to know what is on God’s mind and about what He stands for, all you have to do is pick up the Bible.
Men with men and women with women, to put it in simple terms, just isn’t natural.
I have always said that God gives us a choice. If a person wants to pursue a same-sex relationship, they have freedom to do that, but it shouldn’t be recognized as a true marriage at any time. They can’t have kids so that is the obvious reason that it just is not natural, and if it isn’t natural, it can’t be of God, so it isn’t about religion because Christianity isn’t religion.
I am glad I cleared that up for you, Mr. Heise. God bless.