God is viewed as the creator of life, pro procreation Homosexuals are viewed as being against procreation by their observable nature
So some theists have issue with homosexuals and view them going against nature itself.
What those theists do not comprehend, homosexuals:
That have blood related offspring from past marriages that did not work out (considering they figured out the hard way they are gay) That raise unwanted children That do sperm donor injections to have kids
So in reality they are not at all against procreation.
I work for a lesbian couple and they have grandchildren.
Keep in mind that the Bible was written centuries after the actual conception of the story of "Jesus", by several different authors throughout Europe and the Middle East. These were Bronze Aged people who at the time believed the world was flat and that the plagues they contracted due to complete ignorance of hygienic practices was "God" punishing them. Many people forget that the Bible and the stories within them were created by men to control a population that was largely clueless of the world they lived in. In order to regulate the behavior of people at that time, they had to instill rules reinforced by fear for people to take anything that was written seriously.
Homosexuality is present in nearly every species on Earth. Think of it as a natural form of population control. Many people just use their religious views as justification for their own discomfort and misinformation.
I think people really need to consider that if they choose to call themselves "Christians", that they can't just cherry-pick whatever portions of the Bible they want and disregard the blatant atrocities it's riddled with. For something that threatens you with "Hell" if you don't follow it's specific teachings, you would think more people would be mindful of what teachings and practices they associate themselves with.
That has been brought up and is definitely a good point.
It is VERY common, so when people make claims that it is 'unnatural', they are just plain ignorant. Many people use that as a reason, but it just makes them look foolish. Never thought of it as being population control, intresting way to think about it
I totally agree. I do not have a religious affiliation, but when I see other people say 'Oh, I`m (insert religion here)' and then they get all offended because someone 'disrespects their religion', but then these same people don`t follow many of the rules of the religion that they had defended so strongly just a few moments before. Often times, the comment was not even meant to be rude or hurtful. I feel like it is disrespectful to the people who truly follow the religion (and the religion itself) to not fully belief or practice it correctly and still say they are religious.
Hi, I'm a Christian. I don't know if anyone mentioned this already...(I don't want to read 14 pages of comments) but in Christianity, marriage is actually a symbol of Jesus and the Church (Christians). Jesus is like the husband and the Church is like the wife--the husband protects and loves the wife and the wife follows and respects her husband. There can't be two husbands or two wives--it doesn't make sense. Also, when God created the world, he created one man, and one woman and they were the ideal example of marriage. One woman, one man. (When you read the parts of the Bible where a man had more than one wife, there was always problems.)
In the Bible it says god created man and woman. Also not be any relationships of homosexuality. Enough says in the Bible to make a lot of christian's believe gay is a sin. Which causes hate and things like that. I respect homosexuals because, they are simply people who like a different gender I don't see anything wrong with that.
People hate what they don't understand and use anything they possibly can to justify it. Their religion is just among the long list of excuses that people use in order to say "I have a right to hate your guts!" when in reality, no excuse should justify that level of absolute hatred and fear.
Simply put, it's human nature to hate things, homosexuals or otherwise. It's disgusting, but it happens.
Truth is, it is your problem. It's everyones problem. There will always be someone who hates your guts for seemingly no reason or hate your guts for one part of your personality. Inevitably, you will do that to someone else as well.
Well, the whole issue seems odd to me. I like to learn and this seemed worth learning about. Homosexuality is an issue in the country. It had an effect on this past election I think. Not to mention, countless kids are bullied because of it (not saying that the bullying is because of religious reasons...).
Learning about this gives more insight on one side of this story.
The hatred might have it's origin in bible passages but in this case and all cases outside of it - I've noticed the same. It is just much easier to hate and fear something you don't understand than it is to undertake the process of seeing from their point of view. It is also not taught to children that they can come to understand and appreciate reasoning behind other schools of logic but not agree with them at the same time.
I figure the cultural stigma from the Old Testament, followed into a lot of the new, was the Judaic rebellion against a lot of foreign influences. Hellenism in particular, where Homosexuality was almost a common occurrence.
This really all goes back to instinct and herd behaviour - way before religion. E.g.: the "Group" has a certain code of behaviour; x is acceptable but y is not. Non-conformists are called evil or wrong and ostracised.
Some people are homophobic in the first place, they use religion as a spring-board for it. Others are homophobic because they think the Bible tells them to and they're too stupid to make up their own minds about certain issues.
Ink-RobertsonFeatured By OwnerNov 18, 2012Student Traditional Artist
Homosexuality leads to forms of sodomy, anal and oral sex. It is a sin mainly because of this However "God loves everyone" despite their sins. Lol if every Christian hated homosexuals then we wouldn`t be Christians now would we, ever here the phrase "Hate the Sin, not the Sinner"? Hope I helped somehow
Ink-RobertsonFeatured By OwnerNov 21, 2012Student Traditional Artist
Because it shows your only seeking sexual pleasure, and that can control you if you let it. The whole point of a Christians life is Self-Control or more specific Chasity. Some don't do sexual activity to show this control. Don't wanna get into debate if thats where your trailing this. Sorry if my assumption is rude I just woke up lol