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This is a joke, shirley?
- he looks like Michael Howard
I don't get involved in these debates but if the Bible says "gayz r wronog" then it's not unfair that people who live by and teach its rules aren't allowed to be gay.
It's like setting up a little gang and having a list of 10 rules, and one of the rules is "you're not allowed to be called Joyce". People called Joyce know that the gang they're trying to join disapproves of them and is fundamentally opposed to their practises - so they can't cry their eyes out when the people who stick to the rules do so.
pretty sure any sex that isn't for the purpose of having children is considered a sin, and christianity is suposed to be all about what jesus would do which is to not judge people and treat everyone with compassion, rather than old testamant wrath
but while all that bullshit about giving your children away to be serviced by beastly men is in the same book as the stuff about not stealing. You can't just pick and choose and say "Ok, well I like this bit so I'm gonna say I'm a Christian."
The only true Christians are the Jehovas.
When it is amess of contradictions and inconsistencies
I liked the American horns at the end of that. They made me think of... freedom.
PS. What does that have to do with my point, apart from absolutely nothing?
The bible might say that homosexuality is an abomination (or whatever words it uses), but it also places it as a sin alongside lots of other acts, the condemming of which many Christians now consider outmoded.
would offend me if I was gay. It would make me think "shit, despite the fact this book also condemns touching pigs which is obviously mental, it also teaches that I'm an abomination. Both are equally mental but one is offensive and the other is fucking ridiculous." and gay christians should feel the same.
he's all about caring and loving and being nice to those less fortunate. it's the other fire, damnation and smiting part that people cite when they're talking about hating on the gays, and even then it barely gets a look in amongst the other horrors it warns us against.
The meedja wouldn't insist on describing any situation involving a divide over homosexuality as a 'split'...
"Gay bishop threatens to split clergy" etc. Every damn time.
I know, childish... Sorry.