Bible doesn’t specify

There was a letter to the editor in the Oct. 25 Mirror from Glenn Calderwood, concerning gay people.

He stated that the Bible tells us “one man, one woman.”

Exactly where in the Bible is this written? I have read through the Bible and even though it can be convoluted at times, I can honestly say that I don’t think marriage between a man and a woman is mentioned anywhere in it.

If someone could tell me where to look, I will do so.

There have been so many articles in the paper, so many statements made by people who quote the Bible as their source of information. People say they believe this or that because that is what God said in the Bible.

God did not write the Bible. It was written by men. Men are fallible. I have a hard time believing anything that is not backed up by fact. Just because it was written by so-called holy men does not make it true.

In the event Calderwood is unaware, I would point out that we have many gay men and women serving in the military, putting their lives on the line, some coming home in body bags.

Additionally, the church is going downhill, at least the Catholic Church, because of the many priests sexually abusing young boys, not because they have gay people in their membership.

If I could pick another period to have lived my life, I would pick the time that Jesus walked the earth. Then I would know for certain what was fiction and what was fact. If God does, in fact, exist and is not just a figment of one’s imagination, why would he not use his infinite powers to create a world free of hatred and violence?

To live one’s life according to what men who lived thousands of years ago wrote in a book seems a little unrealistic.

Why not just live your life and treat others as you would like to be treated? I believe that very sentiment is found somewhere in the Bible, I’m just not sure where.

Elizabeth K. Shade