Who Speaks for God?

Who Speaks for God?

New York City : NY : USA | Jun 20, 2012 at 8:34 PM PDT
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Edward "Ted" Alexandro is a stand-up comedian from New York City. He has appeared on most late night talk shows and has had his own half hour specials on Comedy Central.

In his own words, Alexandro both spoke for "God" and then asked the question ... "how could you have the audacity, the temerity, to speak on behalf of God..."

It was in reference to quoted scriptural references that state that homosexuality is an abomination to the Lord; as such:

Leviticus 18: 22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination. (KJV)

Prefacing that statement "how could you..." Alexandro speaks for God himself by saying "God is perfectly cool with it" and "he feels..." this way about it.

The question now becomes not one of scriptural exegesis, but one of context put to the question. Who speaks for God, or to put it mildly, who has a God-complex in a situation such as this?

How could Alexandro know what God is and is not cool with, or how God feels - about anything? Especially considering that those who oppose homosexuality (or in today's words: 'same-sex marriage') are quoting directly from the Bible (in other words, they're not making it up) and considering that what Alexandro says "God is cool with it" and "God feels the same way..." is nowhere to be found in the scriptures?

This is not an argument for or against homosexuality, this is a question: How do you speak for God, then turn around and tell others who actually quote the scriptural references that they should not have the "audacity and temerity" to speak for God?

One is a quoted scriptural reference directly from the Bible, and the other is a thought or feeling coming from the speaker with no scriptural evidence that God is cool with it, or approves of it, or with no exegetical contextual evidence of how God "feels" about anything.

Outside of a direct quote from the Bible itself, no one speaks for God one way or the other ... but the scriptures do say the exact opposite of what he purports about what God thinks and feels.

So, who speaks for God? Someone who quotes the Bible, or someone who makes up something that simply is not there?

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Alexandro quotes "God" and speaks for Him.
greeneink is based in Denver, Colorado, United States of America, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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