Leaving God’s Basic Template: That’s Queer

Oh dear! Oh dear! What have they gone and done?

Oh dear! Oh dear! What a travesty under God’s sun!

Showing scant respect for the entire family

Setting new record lows for human immorality.

 

Can you really believe it?  Discarding Adam and Eve

In exchange for a new family built on Norman and Steve

Or just as abnormally for Mary Jane and Emily

Living together and pretending to be a family.

 

A whole lot of talk and discussion to and fro

Then legally deciding God’s design really must go-

A courtroom of persons born of a woman and man

Moved to take family completely out of God’s hand.

 

Had the majority of them stopped to contemplatively reflect

They would have moved swiftly to unanimously reject

And take heed of God’s design as they sensibly project

Rather than a verdict that this law we must accept.

 

I find it hard to believe that such intelligent minds

Could concertedly find themselves in such a bind

To legalize marriage between two of the same kind,

Decreeing all and sundry must accept its bitter rind.

 

Out of the assembled panel of legal luminaries

Only four stood up for truth and human dignity-

As a good brother dutifully drew to my attention

Certainly such lights in the darkness deserve a mention.

 

It appears to me that as they sat to deliberate

Just four of them paused to thoughtfully evaluate

The fallout that would attend each and every plate

Simply because the others voted to open the floodgate.

 

Be informed that this matter touches each and everyone

And life as we once knew it is now practically gone;

Exchanging God’s plan for a very cheap thrill

No amount of water now will help us swallow this pill…

 

Fallout number one is the certain depopulation

That will definitely decrease the coming generation,

For how will two of the same be able to generate

Unless they turn to opposites in order to procreate.

 

 

 

And since children are an essential part of the family

What right do they have to someone else’s fertility?

Sperm and egg that is a man and woman thing

Should not be given to any two in a same sex fling…

 

I vote that if two of the same want to live together

Let them both work together to produce another.

Any court that accedes to their unreasonable demand

Is not worth the paper that carries that command.

 

In all the animal kingdom there’s male and female

But I guess some may say this argument is now stale,

However, let me state again and let the record show

That this is God’s design for those who still don’t know.

 

Let me say before I leave this matter though

That depopulation is an agenda, I’m sure that it’s so,

What better way to achieve it than by such a rule

For same sex unions can’t produce so that is cool.

 

By now you and I should have clearly deduced

That this law favours those unable to reproduce,

For same sex unions is the sure way to reduce

Future generations and we have signed that truce.

 

Let’s chat about discrimination for a moment or two

As to this everyone is guilty both me and you;

In every choice we make all of us discriminate-

We choose what things to like and what to hate.

 

However, it baffles me when minorities are given

Rights over majorities and with new laws driven

To amend the established law as they put in place

A law that removes majority rights without a trace.

 

“This law wouldn’t affect those who do not agree.”

This was how some tried to placate you and me.

It is merely to provide a legal framework for the LGBT

To live out their orientation under the right of equality…

 

Consider the hapless minister who refuses to honour

This law that has been passed in the LGBT favour

Refusing to join a same sex couple in holy matrimony

Could well find himself out of a job and out of money.

 

Think of the doctor who’s now required to perform

A change of sex operation although not the norm

But refuses to do so since it was never his practice

And ends up before the law courts, another on the list.

Take for example: it would now be an illegal act

To refuse to render a service or engage in a contract

To provide accommodation for a same sex couple

Or even bake their cake would be asking for trouble.

 

You see while ordinarily I could refuse to comply

And decide to whom I sell and from whom I buy,

That would now only be all right with heterosexuals

But certainly not in the case of same sex couples.

 

You see this now constitutes a crime of discrimination

When ordinarily it would just have been a preference

To trade or to do business with whomever you want

But… refusing a same sex couple will come back to haunt.

 

Before it appeared that the majority was ruling,

Now society is changing and so in need of retooling-

Democracy now decides that the fewer is the better,

The minority vote determines the law and the letter.

 

Then there is the matter of the rights of the child

That the law had sworn to uphold but now has denied

In its urgent haste to honour this strange request

The child has been thrown into a peculiar… mess.

 

In some cases foster homes have had to be closed

Resisting the authorities was the way they chose.

The idea of two mothers or two fathers they clearly resent

And objected to placing children in a same sex arrangement.

 

Within the close confines of the nuclear family

The infant distinguishes between Mummy and Daddy.

Imagine the difficulty that child will have then

When the parents are two females or even two men.

 

Will little John Doe have two mummies or daddies?

Or will little Mary Jane have two daddies or mummies?

Which of the two will perform the role of motherhood

Or change the roles from time to time? I guess they would.

 

Which gender would these children eventually be?

Which of the two parents would they model, pray, tell me?

Why didn’t the authorities stop to consider such anomalies

Given the entitlement of children to have stable families?

 

And what of the situation where you don’t know better

And you address the child’s father but it’s the mother,

And you are harshly reprimanded for such an offense

Then suffer great embarrassment having no defense.

“This is my mummy, not my daddy,” the child may correct,

“Please teacher I must inform you I’m extremely upset

And so is my mother too, for she really didn’t expect

That you couldn’t tell the difference when you first met…

 

But didn’t someone consider the moral implications?

This sordid act is really worst than discrimination

For God is displeased with those that indulge therein

For same sex intercourse is one of the abominable sins.

 

Some intellectuals argue that some were born gay,

Nature’s design is to blame, they characteristically say.

Even if that is true and there’s no proof to show that it is so

One must remember we are all in a fallen state here below.

 

So because some have a propensity for a certain behaviour

Does that mean that they should be granted special favour

To practice that activity though it’s morally wrong

And laws be implemented to encourage such a throng?

 

Can’t we envisage a society that has lost its value system?

Give them whatever they want even if it kills them-

A law to make right wrong and wrong right

And a sworn duty to punish any that against such fight.

 

There’s an oncoming tsunami but it is no use to run,

We have exchanged good practice for short-lived fun,

Erotic and erratic behavior have replaced common sense

So the minority can have fun at the majority’s expense.

 

What chaos!  What trouble!  What utter confusion!

What a sick world that’s in need of a spiritual transfusion!

HIV right here among us as Hell’s Invitation Veiled

An Assured Inherent Death Sentence AIDS clearly displayed!

 

But there is a CURE: Christ the Universal Reliable Escape!

God has provided for everyone who would choose to take

Hold of the offer of salvation that is in Christ alone

Whose blood effects the transfusion and for sin did atone.

 

Refuse this great offer and we could only ask, “What is next?”

We’ve had promiscuous heterosexual and same gender sex.

Next could be pedophilia, bestiality and maybe necrophilia

And whatever else might be listed on the one world’s agenda.

 

That we are in for a rough ride is clearly how it appears

More laws to eliminate human rights and increase our fears

For as time passes human rights will be for a selective few

Who will live as they please, and do whatever they wish to do.

This takes me back to George Orwell’s “Animal Farm”

And “The Emperor’s New Clothes”, and a little boy’s alarm

The animals enacted the very hardships that the humans did

And the Emperor before his subjects behind nothing hid.

 

Another courtroom, another parliament, another poll,

Another law, another enactment… and a modified role,

An unveiling of Satan’s strategies… just as Jesus foretold,

His offer might glitter but remember it’s not genuine gold.

 

Stewart Russell © 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two World Views

Introductions

Pleased to make your acquaintance,

I am Theist.

On the following I take my stance,

God is the reason I exist.

 

Not sure I am pleased to have met you,

But I am Atheist.

I happen to hold a conflicting view,

God is the idea I resist.

 

Moderator

Well let’s share what we believe

And let’s tell the reasons why,

‘Tis nothing we have we didn’t receive,

Whether it’s from the earth or sky.

 

Perhaps Theist you’d like to start

Since you put God at the beginning,

Then Atheist you can play your part,

Show how something came of nothing.

 

Theist Speaks

Well with God everything makes sense,

The animals, the trees, every bird;

Thus upon life I mount my defence,

Plus all that He shows us in His word.

 

In the beginning God created

The cosmos, the sea and all land,

Just by His word he dictated

There was no need to lift a hand.

 

He looked over what He had made

And He pronounced it good,

The Psalmist sang His accolade

As he viewed from where he stood.

 

Then He addressed the matter of life,

The birds, the beasts and the fish,

They lived in harmony not strife

As every word brought about His wish.

 

Finally came His crowning design,

Created by His hand and His breath,

Then from His creation He resigned,

And embark on the seventh day rest.

 

“Very good,” God said as He surveyed

All that appeared before His eyes,

He was the cause of all that was made,

Not evolution as you on that side surmise.

 

Next God gave them moral thinking

Because robots He did not want,

But clearly from His instruction sinking,

Our fore parents fell for Satan’s taunts.

 

Old Sly Fox craftily convinced them,

That God wanted to keep them down,

He then offered them a counterfeit gem

Upon which the Creator had frowned.

 

All God required of them was obedience,

To His concise and precise instruction,

The devil offered them omnipotence,

That brought about man’s destruction.

 

From Eden’s bounty they were removed

To experience a life of pain with sweat,

They had done what God had not approved,

And hence must face the consequent debt.

 

The debt of sin brought a staggering price

Neither man nor angel could repay,

Nothing less than Jesus’ blood and sacrifice

Could redeem man and save the day.

 

And so Jesus came to earth and died

So that man could be redeemed,

A new creation when the blood’s applied,

And our God still reigns supreme.

 

There in a nutshell is my worldview,

The beginning with God gets my vote,

Now I am prepared to listen to you

Though nothing you’ll offer is of note.

 

Atheist Speaks

I listened well as you put your case,

Though I must confess I disagree,

This God-beginning thing I will replace,

As I share my proven, evolution theory.

 

Before I disprove your hypothesis

I will agree concerning one thing,

All other propositions I’ll dismiss

But concede there was a beginning.

 

Nothing existed billions of years ago,

There was no God, no cosmos, no life,

This world had a beginning you know,

Thus on that point we incur no strife.

 

I’m sure you have heard of Big Bang,

And, perhaps you too have ridiculed

Atheists who upon this theory hang

And labeled everyone of them a fool.

 

Scientific minds support our stance,

There’s much observable evidence,

Experiment and exploration enhance

All that is clear to human intelligence.

 

The universe, extremely dense and hot,

Once started to expand at a rapid rate,

A big bang occurred so God was not

Responsible for earth’s ordered state.

 

Just three minutes after this occurrence,

When the universe had begun to cool,

Simple atomic nuclei were in abundance,

You should have studied this in school.

 

So Big Bang, the cause of this universe

Produced protons, neutrons and electrons,

Setting the universe on its eventual course

That formed the electrically neutral atoms.

 

Giant clouds from this cosmic activity

Would later coalesced through gravity,

To produce all the stars and each galaxy

What phenomenal, observable creativity!

 

The essential phenomenon was time,

This process took billions of years,

Unlike your fantasy of Supreme design

About which I have expressed my fears.

 

Of the universe and its initial condition,

I agree Big Bang provides no explanation,

But with clear and scientific investigation,

The intelligent explanation is evolution.

 

The time is set four billion years ago

As the date for the simplest life form,

From where it came we do not know,

But in science this is the accepted norm.

 

These life molecules continue to thrive

As they rained right down into the sea,

No wonder we have this fierce drive

For from out of them came you and me.

 

While they were replicating and evolving,

They just started to naturally detect,

No marriage problems that needed solving,

For their ties they would naturally select.

 

This took billions of years to progress

From the simple to the more complex,

It puzzles me when wise people digress

From a theory that makes sense to a next.

 

Some six million years ago in Africa land

Our lineage and the chimpanzee split,

Now humans produced a human band,

And chimpanzees are no longer the hit.

 

Humans developed a very unique brain

Which over time they have made good use,

So dump creationism down the drain,

Refrain your mind from such abuse.

 

Moderator

Now that you have heard both present,

You can try being the judge and jury,

But remember whatever your intent,

Truth is not determined by one’s story.

 

Truth needs no human vindication,

It’s not based on scientific observation,

It’s not debunked by one’s argumentation,

But it stands on its own in every situation.

 

Truth has survived the test of time,

It has conquered its fiercest critic,

Once acknowledged one can resign

To live by its clearly design edict.

 

Faith is a requirement for each theory,

Whether it be evolution or creation,

But whatever your eventual affinity,

It will determine your eternal position.

 

Creation’s God emerges from eternity,

Evolution has an uncertain beginning,

Creation is built on God’s creativity,

Evolution’s something out of nothing.

 

My Decision

You judge, the ball is in your court

But creation makes more sense to me,

I’d rather stand on the Biblical report

Than a theory that is clouded in mystery.

 

Your Decision

 That you will have to determine,

Your decision is entirely up to you,

Evolution has no answer for sin,

‘Tis God that presents that view.

 

Why not with join me on God’s side,

It’s a better life even here and now,

For all those now who in Christ abide,

Shall be saved is God’s solemn vow.

 

A brighter day awaits the saved,

In our Father’s glorious kingdom,

That stretches beyond the grave,

Via the victory of God’s dear Son.

 

Evolution seems a choice for hell,

While creation signals the new birth,

Consider all you may but choose well,

For there’s heaven along with earth.

 

Oh yes, there’s life beyond this here,

Theists want us otherwise to believe,

But on that day they will have to fear,

If God’s salvation they had not received.

 

Stewart Russell © 2014

Origin of the Races

Have you ever searched the Bible?

Did you find the origin of your race?

There is no such thing amongst its pages

Of race there is not a single trace.

 

Race is an evolutionary concept

Used by Darwin, Huxley and Haeckel,

These nineteenth century Evolutionistic ideas

Since then have mislead many people.

 

In the Bible you’d not find the word

Not alluding to people or the concept,

This divisive, separatist ideology

Should be treated as a total reject.

 

There is no white race or black race,

From where did this fallacy come?

Thank God there are no racial divisions

In His everlasting kingdom.

 

I point you to Genesis 10 and verse 32

Note the families of the sons of Noah

“And by these were the nations divided”,

Read it for yourself; the Bible says it’s so.

 

The worldwide division was at Babel,

Find it in Genesis eleven from verse nine,

This was the scattering of all peoples

Not races as Darwin and company opined.

 

They were scattered according to families

Every one dispersed after his tongue,

Out of this the formation of nations,

This ideology called race is wrong.

 

In Genesis chapter ten there you find a list

That shows that Darwin was not right,

And this has been totally supported

By the great archaeologist, William F Albright.

 

From his detailed and in depth research

He found this list “astonishingly accurate”,

For him the Bible was the correct explanation

And with this too I can relate.

 

Now hear the conclusion of this matter

Back to Adam and Eve you will trace,

That there are not many races but one;

That one we know is the human race.

 

God created us all in his image

Adam and Eve were told to multiply,

We all are the children of one father

And with this ideology I comply.

 

It does not matter where the location,

It is of no essence the skin colour,

What matters is that we are one family

Brothers and sisters one of another.

 

God made the world and all therein

And has made of all nations of one blood,

So that when our fore parents were created

God described His creation as very good.

 

Time to abolish this schism about races,

Time to eradicate its root and all its traces,

Time to denounce this evil that defaces

God’s creation and appreciate their graces.

 

Stewart Russell © 2015