So do you wear clothes that total more than one cloth? Because that's an abomination and in the eye's of God, it is also says in the Bible that all sin is equal before the Lord. So basically if you wear a shirt AND pants (the audacity) and or tell a white lie when some asks if they look fat, you have done the same amount of wrong to God as if you had commited murder. Sounds fair to me.
And also I'm proud of you. No bible verses this time
Magic the Gathering is a form of heresy. Read up on the bible according to Gary Gygax. In Gaming 4:18 it says; "And thou shalt not play with cards, unless they be the normal deck of 52. Nor shall any card have rules, or dramatic fantasy illustrations. For they are an unclean thing, to be abhorred by the pure"
1. Homosexual way of life was/is looked down on by some theists as they view it going against reproduction. It is not the case as homosexuals have been actually the cure for kids that have no parents, as much as the homosexuals having kids of their own.
2. The bible had many gods in the past (Greek, Egyptian, and others), many laws for those gods that either made logical sense of the time or not, which forced God to make the 10 commandments one rule of not worshiping any other god. People did it anyway and made idiotic laws, now God gets attacked for those laws that was not even God's laws. The reason why the laws are listed in the bible, was to show what laws was active of the time period as the bible is historical records. Even if so called followers did rules on behalf of God, it does not make it God's laws.
I knew there was something weird about menstruating, just couldn't put my finger on it. Does bleeding through the penis also count as menstruating ? How the fuck are you supposed to prevent wet dreams ?
As someone who was baptised as a Roman Catholic and raised to believe in the Christian faith, I find it hard to have that faith being a homosexual, because of these references. But then I think… Two people can interpret the same piece of information in completely different ways. Everyone interprets things differently. Everyone believes what they want to believe. Who is to say that what was said in the Bible wasn’t translated wrong or that the plants eaten in Jesus’ time weren’t hallucinogenic and therefore the supernatural elements like turning water to wine, the parting of the sea and appearance of angels were all written down by people under the influence of those plants? Then there’s people that say “it’s all about having faith” But Put your faith in what? In something that has happened so long ago that the message is subject to the effect of Chinese whispers?
I know a lot of GLBTQI identifying people who refuse to have anything to do with religion because of all those bigots that protest against opposing sexualities with signs like “God hates fags” and “Marriage is a religious rite only”, or they look at verses like these from the bible and only look at one side of the argument. They fail to see that each side has an explanation that can prove either belief wrong. It deeply saddens me that my friends and I have met with such religious bigotry.
To me these ‘religious’ people have actually broken the 3rd commandment which says: “You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God, for the LORD will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name” (Exodus 20:7). Signs that say ‘God hates fags’ misuse the name of God in my opinion, attributes his name to something that is not true of him. I, like I said earlier, believe God loves these people – in fact that is the overwhelming message and purpose of all of Scripture that God loves us and we see that most powerfully in the person of Jesus!
(I apologise for the length of my post. This was taken from my personal blog and communicates how I feel about this issue.)
But this is my side. I believe that I have always been gay. I was born gay. I also have been raised to believe that God created us all and he gave us all our own free will. That it’s our own choice whether or not we do the right thing. But what is the right thing? Why do people say it’s wrong when I wasn’t given the choice to be who I am? If God created me, God loves me, and I was born gay, then God created someone who is a lesbian and loves them as much as her straight parents, Cisgendered Friends, or Muslim/ Hindi/Buddhist/Sikh/Jew neighbours because that’s how he made them isn’t it?
I believe the church’s response to homosexuality has been far from a ‘Christian’ one over the years. Because Jesus Christ would definitely have accepted, loved, cared for and hung out with homosexuals. My hope is that whether people know this piece of information about you or not that you would find the same response as Jesus in our church from me and others because we seek to be like Christ. Also, I don’t see faith and doubt as opposites, I see doubt as an opportunity to grow in faith!