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By David Ayliffe - Author, Podcster, Civil Celebrant, LGBTIQ Advocate, and Disability Worker, David Ayliffe - Author, Civil Celebrant, LGBTIQ Advocate, and Disability Worker. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
The best and the worst advocates for God, if he needs them, are believers, and the more passionate you are about your belief the more in danger you are of getting it wrong and doing Him/Her damage, not to mention people you malign. Over the centuries misguided Christian leaders have done immense damage to those with whom they disagreed or demonised.Christian anti-semitism over many centuries it can be argued prompted the holocaust. The Great Reformer Martin Luther's booklet "The Jews and their Lies" a major contribution generating love and respect from the Nazis. This book focuses on the second primary area of persecution by misguided Christians, the LGBTIQ community, with devastating effects throughout Africa where people die, are killed, mercilessly beaten by family, friends, neighbours and police because they are gay, lesbian, or transgender. I'm publishing this podcast and book free whilst hoping that some may take up the cause I have embraced to help queer refugees in Africa.They need people who are queer, straight, black, white, and asian to support them. In my view if you are a follower of the message of Jesus and the Gospels you demonstrate this by your love for the poor, the marginalised, the sick, the dying and always outcast.So in this work I will also feature wonderful humanitarians, many who are Christian, living lives where kindness and love for others is the mark by which they are recognised.Famous atheist, Richard Dawkins is famous for his 2006 book, "The God Delusion", which was a New York Times best seller with claims being it has sold more than 3 million copies.Dawkins and I have one thing very much in common. We both reject the same God. He wrote “[God is] a vindictive bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser, a misogynistic, homophobic racist, an infanticidal, genocidal, phillicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.”From some preachers utter, this is exactly the God they endorse.Not me. What about you?