In the third grade at Timothy Christian School, we learned a variation
of the children's catechism. I don't remember most of it any longer,
but I've always treasured the first three questions.
Recently, however, I've come to realize that these three questions do
not accurately represent what it is that many American Christians
believe. I have amended them to bring them into line with current practice
Q: Who made you?
A: God made me.
Q: What else did God make?
A: God made me and all things -- except Steve.
Q: Why did God make all things except Steve?
A: God made all things except Steve for His own glory.
"Steve" has emerged as a central figure in American theology. He even
played a significant role in the recent national elections. Yet despite
his enormous influence, we know little about Steve aside from a single
reference to him in our holy texts. This reference is, like the
catechism, extra-canonical but considered authoritative:
"God made , not ."
This oft-quoted text presents a mystery. If God did not make Steve,
then where did this uncreature come from? How did Steve come to be?
Answer by Friday at 11:17 AM on Mar. 5, 2009
God did not make Steve, therefore we must also assume that Steve was
never born. If Steve had been born, after all, then he would be
"begotten, not made." Surely we are not meant to conclude that Steve is a
little-known fourth member of the Trinity.
Thus again we come to mystery. Steve was neither made nor begotten; yet
What can we do in the face of such mystery? It is beyond our ken. We
cannot hope to understand, we can only drop to our knees to sing a
bewildered hymn of praise to the Creator of all things except Steve.
I have taken to doing exactly this whenever anyone recites this
particular sacred text in my hearing.
Answer by Friday at 11:18 AM on Mar. 5, 2009
I have no problem with those who believe gay marriage is wrong but do have a problem with them trying to force the rest of us to follow that belief by rule of law.
I just think the "God didn't make Adam & Steve" argument overly simplistic and lame.
Answer by Friday at 11:20 AM on Mar. 5, 2009
Answer by trippyhippy at 11:21 AM on Mar. 5, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 11:24 AM on Mar. 5, 2009
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Answer by Jodie118 at 11:24 AM on Mar. 5, 2009
Answer by Koukla12905 at 11:25 AM on Mar. 5, 2009
My feelings exactly Friday at 10:20 am.
Answer by Butterfly1108 at 11:27 AM on Mar. 5, 2009
i dont think as a human you can/have the right to say that god didnt make gay people, where do you get that right? i agree with the op, the usa was founded on religious freedom right?? so why would the dominant religion have soo much influence over our laws, it just should have no effect other than in the morality that the masses use to operate in daily life... it should not be made into law, i am all for legalizing gay marriage.. my sil is a florist specializing in wedding and she (although catholic) cannot wait for the day it happens, hopes she still is in business...
Answer by AmaliaD at 11:40 AM on Mar. 5, 2009