I don't think that's been the basis of any of my arguments . . .
Darn, thought my "Christians cry about being persecuted because the government wants to recognize that men can be into the c0ck." comment was gonna get more flak. I must be losing the magic controversial touch.
Anyways, with many of the passages I agree, but there are others where god doesn't just gives guidelines, but commands. The best example I believe would be Deutoronomy 20:10-14.
"When you march up to attack a city, make its people an offer of peace. 11 If they accept and open their gates, all the people in it shall be subject to forced labor and shall work for you. 12 If they refuse to make peace and they engage you in battle, lay siege to that city. 13 When the Lord your God delivers it into your hand, put to the sword all the men in it. 14 As for the women, the children, the livestock and everything else in the city, you may take these as plunder for yourselves. And you may use the plunder the Lord your God gives you from your enemies."
I just want to point out that whether or not the Bible condemns h.omosexuality is still open to debate and is very open to interpretation:
Here's a nice website that doesn't make a case for either side but presents a nice neutral standpoint (in my opinion):
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Quote: "Chistians cry about being persecuted because the government wants to recognize that men can be into the c0ck"
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From a Catholic standpoint, the same-sex attraction is not against the Church teaching; it's the sexual actions that arise in a relationship that are wrong. Think about it: there is 1 main reason for people to get married, and 2 sub-reasons. The main reason is to help one another achieve eternal salvation in heaven. The couple also marries to pro-create and to have complete faith in one another. When a same-sex couple get into a relationship, pro-creation is taken away. Does this mean that as long as you don't do sexual acts, than you can "date" whichever gender you wish? Not really. The reason being is that it tempts you and makes you miss the real part of the problem: if you're holding out for a same-sex partner, even if you don't do anything sexual, it'll be easy to miss the right person of the opposite sex when he or she comes along.
Because 200 years ago being gay was something that people hid. If your son was gay you sent him off to a "special school" same as if your daughter had a child out of wedlock.
This has actually been around for longer than we think. It's just been kept quiet.
Breece, you have no idea how scared I am to follow that link. :/
xD I can see now why you might think that :P
Actually though, it's a picture of a flak cannon firing, because Alex said he was surprised he hadn't gotten more flak about that quote, so I was giving him flak.
Y'see. Cause he was using "flak" as a figurative term, but then I posted a picture of literal flak. It's like, a pun.
Haha. Very punny. :)
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Congratulations, Breece. You are the first person ever to manage to creep me out with a pelican.
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IT TASTES LIKE YOUR SOUL
HOW MANY EVIL PELICANS CAN THE INTERNET POSSIBLY HAVE?!
And where do you keep getting these memes? :)
How could loving someone ever be a sin? The Bible was written a long time ago, before gay people emerged from society. God says marriage is for a man and a woman who love each other, and no one should have children unless they are married. This directly prohibits any gay person from having a partner, or kids, adopted or not. I am an atheist, but I am trying to see this from a different perspective, and you should do the same. There is nothing wrrong with marrying the person you love, and we shouldn't take that right from anybody.
I'm a Christian and therefore believe that same-sex relationships are sinful. Thus, I will not pursue one. However, I don't judge others just because they sin differently then me. I struggle with different things and I fail God in some way daily. I realize that He didn't put me on this earth to condemn and judge you. So, I'm technically morall y against it, and I won't go out of my way to support you if you are in such a relationship, but I also won't support it. If you came to me and said that you were gay then I'd give you my opinion about it being wrong but let you know that we're still friends and if you're ever interested in what the scriptures have to say about it, then you know you can come to me. Then I'd drop it unless they asked me to expand upon my opinion or expressed an interest in the Biblical view of the issue. They have plenty of other people shoving it down their throats without asking for it. They don't need THAT anymore. They need friends.
i stand that its okay to be homosexual. it is none of your buisness behind closed doors. people in same sex releationships don't do as much PDA as those who are in releationships with the same sex. it is a new generation and new morals have been developed. and being ga.y is not only in humans, i have seen it in giraffs before
I think people keep trying to post in this thread, if you are keep in mind the filter might be eating your posts. Try putting periods in between "controversial" words like h.omosexuality and stuff.
PFFT, meme's are so mainstream now. The real hipsters have moved onto these things called "words", it's like where you communicate through written language instead of disturbing pictures with one liners on them. I know, IT SOUNDS CRAZY BUT AT LEAST WITH WORDS YOU GET TO TYPE IN ALL CAPS SO PEOPLE WILL ACTUALLY LISTEN TO YOU.
I believe love is love and that’s a right that should never be taken away from two consenting adults, weather same sex or not. Religiously I believe in acceptance that every voice, life, love and person is precious and special. To take away someone’s choice to love someone else, and spend the rest of their life with someone all because we may not agree is a tragedy. So personally, I agree with same sex relationships. I am bisexual and it would kill me if I couldn’t spend the rest of my life with the person I love. I understand not agreeing with it, but ruining people’s lives and not letting them be in love all because you think its icky, well that’s ignorant. Life without love isn’t really life, so why take away people’s right to love?
Wow. Sounds awesome- maybe I'll have to do some experimentation. :)
CAPITAL LETTERS ARE FUN!
I FEEL LIKE I'M SHOUTING.