TheSpiderFromMarsFeatured By OwnerDec 5, 2012Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't see any problems why a Christian person would have any problems if said person had "homosexual desires"? So what if you're homosexual, it doesn't stop you from believing in God. Heck, I know a priest that's gay. No problem whatsoever.
I was raised Catholic, and I heard more than one time that homosexuals are going to hell. Always from people who did not know I'm gay; I doubt they would say the same thing to my face. I mean, I eat shrimp, I shave, and I wear clothing of more than two materials.
It always felt weird to me to hear preachings of a god of love, and then hear than I am going to hell. Either god created us in his image, or he didn't. I am going to keep doing what feels right to me, and if that is wrong, then I hope someone saved me a seat in a bucket of ice water.
I'm for one a Christian who believes that its not a sin to be attracted to the same sex. Sure the Bible says that Eve was made for Adam and all that, but God was planning to to make a world how else would you make babies? I've never seen in the Bible simply saying that you can't be attracted to the same sex. I've seen where someone twisted the words a bit to get what they wanted out of it. Yet if God found it important to say "No Murder" then if it was important and this big sin people make it out to be wouldn't he just simply say "No Gays"?
I personally think that anyone who is struggling with same-sex desires and their religion should decided for themselves. If they come to the conclusion that yes, homosexuality is a sin and they shouldn't indulge in it, then by all means. If they decide that the Bible didn't really out right say that being gay was a sin, and go on to love someone of the same sex, then go right ahead! I only just when people are afraid to make a decision because of what other people are telling them. They shouldn't let others' opinions influence them. Only through introspection, a little soul-searching, and thought can they make a decision.
Ahh, sorry. That was really bad grammar. Let me try again.
I personally think that anyone who is struggling between their same-sex desires and their religion should decide what to do for themselves. If they come to the conclusion that yes, homosexuality is a sin and conflicts with their religion so they shouldn't indulge in it, then by all means. If they decide that the Bible never really out right saw that being gay was a sin, and they can be both Christian and a homosexual, then go right ahead! No one's preventing you from making your decisions. I'm not judging you, and no one else should either. I only judge when people are afraid to make a decision because of what other people are telling them. They shouldn't let others' opinions influence them to the point that they become indecisive. That'll only bring a lot of pain to themselves. They have to find their own truths which is only reached through introspection, a little soul-searching, and a lot of thought.
This question is thrown around Philosophy & Religion so much, you wouldn't believe it. I swear half the threads on here are about homosexuality Anyway, in response to your question.
I believe it comes from the Old Testament originally, but to be honest I think the main reason is that the Bible was written at a time when the human race was small in numbers and needed to reproduce. I believe it is quite a common theme, that love is between a man and a woman.
I'm not an expert, though. Just throwing in an opinion.