cu in 4years Dan, on Saturday, December 23rd, 2006, 1:07 AM, said:
im pretty sure the bible actually directly talks about the issue:"if a man also lie with mankind as he lieth with a women, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surley be put to death" Leviticus 20:103.now while i dont like the thought of killing, the bible directly says homosexuality is a sin, and God looks down on it.that being said i do not hate gay people, i actually have a handful of gay friends who are perfectly good people.so i do not want to berate them, but i dont want them to continue their lifestyle as it is against my beliefs.
Yikes, not true. Leviticus is often used to condemn homosexuality, but it should be noted that eating shellfish and cutting your hair were part of the same text. In the New Testament Jesus clearly states that we are not under the laws of Leviticus at all. That one book in the Bible is one that many hateful Christians use to prove that God condemns gays. In fact, God doesn't. At all. A Christian had me read the following: http://www.rbc.org/b...wers/30778.aspx
and this was my reply: I read that page and still didn't really find anything from God condemning homosexuals. It did say this:"Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due." This could easily be about straight men who decide to have sex with other men. If "leaving the natural use of the woman" isn't natural to a homosexual person, they wouldn't be leaving it. In fact, it would seem unnatural for a homosexual man to have sex with a woman. There was nothing on that page that shows God condemning those that are of homosexual orientation. Many of the things written in the Bible about sex wouldn't not seem appropriate to our society today. Whether it be stoning a woman who was found to not be a virgin, to executing couples who have sex during the menstral cycle. Aside from sexual practices between 11-13 year olds, the one that really struck me as being bizarre in today's world would be that it says, if a man dies, his widow is to marry and bear children with his eldest brother, and if unsuccessful, must continue to do so until she bear a boy to one of his brothers. Doesn't that sound kinda sick? I think a huge mistake is being made in the way that homosexuality is perceived from the Bible. The Bible isn't fallable, but we as humans are. Meaning, that we could easily misinterpert it's meaning and I think that's the case here. As Christians we need to trust the Holy Spirit and when Jesus left he said that the Holy Spirit would "teach us all things." In my heart, I feel like this is just one more example of people misinterperting the teachings of the Bible, and it's caused so much bloodshed and pain to an innocent group of people that love God just as much as the next person.