Gay loving Hurricane Matthew
Curacao’s PS-politician, Winnie Raveneau informed the Community that she had communication with her God. Supposedly, Hurricane Matthew blew over the island and the effects, or lack thereof, was her God’s response to the refutation by Parliament of the same sex marriage bill.
Winnie also proclaimed that homosexuality is a Dutch phenomenon, imported with the sinful slave trade, and her God issued injunctions against it in his holy book, the Bible.
Raveneau as an Evangelical Christian claims that islanders are subject to laws of her God over and beyond laws of Parliament. Usually, Winnie and her kind quote Leviticus 18:22 and 20:13 in issues about homosexuality. 'Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman; that is detestable.” “If a man has sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They are to be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads."
Note: The gay union of David and Jonathan in 1 Samuel 18 is neatly edited out of Winnie's Bible and totally ignored. “As soon as he had finished speaking to Saul, the soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul. And Saul took him that day and would not let him return to his father's house. Then Jonathan made a covenant with David because he loved him as his own soul. “
Using Winnie’s own Biblical rhetoric in reply, she and her mates have a big problem quoting the moral laws of Leviticus since Christians are no longer under the Law of the Torah. Apostle Paul makes this abundantly clear. The Apostle wrote in Galatians 3:10: “All who rely on observing the law are under a curse, for it is written: “Cursed is everyone who does not continue to do everything written in the Book of the Law.” So, dear Winnie, If you rely on following the Law of the Torah( the first five books of the Bible) you are under a curse, according to Paul. Note: Paul even said, Leviticus is the yoke of slavery (Galatians 5:1).
Yes, I already hear you silly standard reply, “God was talking about the ceremonial Law, not the moral Law.” So challenging you again, please show where in Bible does it say there’s a difference between moral law and ceremonial law? That distinction was made up by men (literally true). The word ceremonial only appears in the New International Version; no other translation even uses the word.
And dear Winnie, there is more, much more.The traditional view is that Leviticus was compiled by Moses, sometime in or about 1446 BCE. Supposedly, God dictated it to Moses on Mount Sinai, while Moses tried to scribble it down on plates, which he later smashed to pieces. But scientific word analysis and word dating reveal that the books were developed much later in Israel's history. Word dating and grammar analysis suggest that the books were written, using Babylonian mythology as inspiration, near the end of the Kingdom of Judah in the late seventh century BCE, or in the exilic and post-exilic period of the sixth and fifth centuries BCE. Although it includes some material of considerable antiquity, it reached its present form only in the Persian period (538–332 BCE). So Leviticus was made up by a few scribes, at least 1000 years after the stated facts. It was not the word of God, not dictated by your God on Mount Sinai and not written by Moses, by a few guys with a lot of plagiarism and rich fantasy.
So, very sorry to conclude, Winnie and her kind suffer from infantile delusions, believing that everything that happens is either a reward or punishment for our good behavior or sins by her God. Such may be the distorted perception of the world by a 5-year old.
In reality, shit just happens without any binding script or purpose. No Winnie, Hurricane Matthew had nothing to do with the gay marriage bill in Parliament on Curacao. But it had everything to do with you deep seated hate against the Dutch and gay people general. Note Curacao has about 10,000 gay people who live in fear and secrecy because of the horror of you and people like you.
The real problem is you, Winnie you are a ruthless disciple of the anti-Christ of hate, of lies and deception.
By Jacob Gelt Dekker
Opinion columnist for Curaçao Chronicle