In God’s name

The Weekend Australian - Magazine - - Front Page -

As an Angli­can, I be­lieve taking the name of God in vain is ill con­sid­ered and con­demned by the Bi­ble (“Signs of the times”, Sep 1-2). Father Rod Bower may be as­sured that the bib­li­cal writ­ers, whom he writes off as ig­no­rant bronze or iron-age peo­ple, were fully con­ver­sant with the full spec­trum of hu­man­ity’s frail­ties. Gay and les­bian re­la­tion­ships were com­mon prac­tice long be­fore Christ. It would ap­pear that the rev­erend is more fo­cused on his “likes” than the­ol­ogy and his­tor­i­cal knowl­edge. John Vick­ers Bell­bowrie, Qld

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