“ I would refuse to go to a homophobic heaven! “ Expounded a demonstratively enthusiastic – Desmond Tutu, and as ever never one to… ‘ mince’ his words, excuse the pun!
He elaborated further… ” No, I would say sorry, I mean – I would much rather go to the other place. I would not worship a God who is homophobic and that is how deeply I feel about this.“
” I am as passionate about this campaign… as I ever was about apartheid. For me, it is at the –
Indeed, Tutu has been a: long-time campaigner for gay rights.
Homophobia is still a serious bane in the search for equality, and fairness in Africa, and homosexuality actually remains illegal in ’38 countries’ – with violent attacks all too common.
Speaking from a personal perspective… I have found – too often people readily confuse the sense of someone’s beliefs, and their words – with their religious convictions… as if on some level, because Desmond Tutu happens to be a retired Archbishop, this somehow demeans the gravity of what he is expounding!
The irony is ‘atheists’ wouldn’t exist – if there weren’t people who believed in a God, because they would not have something to ‘not’ believe in! A Universal paradox, which to me sort of says – there actually ‘is’ a God! Not some bloke on a throne, but the fact that ‘every’ single living creature – strives to move forward… in fact you can extend this metaphor – to absolutely ‘everything!’
My point is, I would still avidly admire what Desmond Tutu stands for… whether he believed in God or not, and no less… or more for it.
That’s the ‘true’ value of belief.
# Not to mention or hopefully – denigrate my point… but if Desmond’s Tutu’s laugh: was in effect as contagious as the ‘Black Death’ – everyone on the planet would have died out – quite literally… ‘decades’ ago; tis indeed – decidedly ‘profoundly’ infectious!