Clearly Mannings views all homosexuals as effeminate or involved in anal sex, neither of which is true.
One would wonder whether he would consider a very masculine man who enjoys non-penetrative sex with men as a "Sodomite", without changing his
It's uncertain of what he thinks about heterosexual anal penetration, or the deadly viruses that heterosexuals can also contract through other body
As for the rectum always being associated with death (after which he strangely mentions lesbians) I'm also not so sure.
Many of the dangerous diseases and bacteria actually came from specific sources that had nothing to do with the rectum at first.
Both historically and today there are communities who work with poop and swim in rivers of poop.
While it's clearly not advisable (especially for outsiders without immunity), it seems that before certain epidemics spread many communities lived
very close to it.
The Bible might have been more helpful if it actually gave instructions on bacteria and viruses, and then maybe not so many people would have died
from Cholera, until science slowly figured out the cause.
Even Ezekiel in the OT was instructed to cook with poop that came from a man (seemingly women's poop wasn't considered worthy) - whatever the
symbolic reason, it didn't harm him (Ezekiel 4:12).
I'm glad for modern culture and plumbing, but no part of the body or cycle of life brings only death as a moral absolute.
In South Park
Mr. Hanky explains to his son that he's not just a piece of waste, but the key to the circle of life.
If we want to stop new diseases (like HIV, SARS, Ebola, Mad Cow's Disease, Swine Flu) we should rather leave animals alone, or stop feeding them
antibiotics in factories, and take Genesis 1:29 literally.
Anyway, his metaphor of the law of attraction is fulfilled with gender and sexual variety.
We have the opposite of everything, even in homosexuality.
We have gay men; and lesbian women.
We have drag queens; and drag kings.
We have male-to-female transsexuals; and we have female-to-male transsexuals.
We have homosexuality in nature, and species that change sex.
Everything in the entire universe tells us that his interpretations are not correct, even his own metaphors.
Be that as it may, it's his religion, and as a gay man I can respect that.
edit on 16-9-2014 by halfoldman because: (no reason given)