Many people who object to relationships between close relatives will say that it is against God, or against their religion. Yet religious ideologies themselves vary greatly, and certainly in the past, there was a greater tolerance for incest relationships. While the Bible condemns it in Leviticus, there is at least one example of it in genesis, because Abraham and his wife were siblings. This fact is lost on many Christians who preach hellfire and damnation to anyone who ‘sins’ in this way. There is a huge contradiction there, because if incest was really such a huge sin, then why would God choose a guy in an incest relationship to be the founder of a major world religion?
Logically, this must not have been such a huge deal from Gods point of view. but how can that be when incest is clearly against the word of the Bible? quite simple really… the Bible is the word of man but parts of it were inspired by God, you know, the ‘love thy neighbor’ parts. It is of interest to note that Jesus, the living representative of God on earth didn’t have a single word to say on the subject, or about homosexuality for that matter. If gay and incest bashing was part of Gods plan, you’d think he might have mentioned it. Instead, what we do get is a general message of love for all human beings. Why? Because God doesn’t hate people, people hate people. I really do despair at some people sometimes, because they use God to justify the ungodly bigoted views they hold. We were all created in the image of God, yes, consanguinamarous people too! Thus it is not at all problematic to reconcile our sexuality with the Christian faith.
It brings to mind the following verses of the bible that seem relevant when dealing with hypocrites who believe that they’re better than everyone else:
“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye. – Matthew 7:3-5
In other words, if you’re not perfect yourself, you have no business condemning others because you can’t see clearly yourself, the one you condemn may just see clearer than you do. Good advice if you ask me.
Above all, this one:
Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. – 1 John 4:8
Which means that all this hate poured out at incest couples (or anyone else for that matter) is profoundly anti-Christian in nature. If you’re consanguinamorous and Christian, you can take comfort in this. Also, anyone perpetrating such hate should be ashamed of themselves.