a reply to: DYepes
I like you, but I am going to have this discussion from two angles with you.. because in a way, I do disagree with you.
First, I don't think its my job to either accept, condone or disapprove, of a perfect strangers sexual habits that are between two adults, is
consensual, and harms no one, which I don't have to witness. (unlike the recent public sex act that many thought was perfectly fine) People apparently
do many things I think is beyond weird.. but really - its not my place to speak on them.
Is it immoral according to our religion.. yes - this is what I do believe. We as Christians are to avoid immorality and sin, and homosexuality is on a
very long list of things we do attempt to avoid in our own lives.
But herein lies the point.. the laws and rules are for us. They set us apart from the world. We become seen as something different than the norm, but
this is also due to many other things as well.. our compassion, our caring, our truthfulness, our kindness to others, our refusal to accept sin in our
This is how I see Christians.. now.. don't get me wrong I am not as up on Christianity as many seem to think they are perhaps, because I was only
truly saved a few month back now, and prior to that I was a practicing Muslim.. so.. many will think my opinions have little merit due to that
But this is the Christianity I see in that book, and I see in Jesus. Be different, rise above the norm, show Jesus in all your actions. Love. Remove
the moat from your own eye so you can see clearly to pull the splinter from your brothers eye..
and one more thing.. very important.
1 Corinthians 5:12
For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Do you not judge those who are within the church? 13But those who are outside, God judges.
I can think its abnormal, I can think its so many things, but Christians are supposed to separate from the world, rise above it while still living in
it, and still showing the love of Christ. We aren't supposed to be like the pharisees..
And we aren't living under the Christian version of Shariah law in this country. We live under the constitution. The people who founded this country,
and many many of the people who came to this country, came to escape just that sort of thing.
And under the constitution all men are created equal.. it doesn't say unless they are homosexual. They have the same rights as us - and should have.
Religion, what we think is weird, none of it really comes into play when its not in the public purview. If we go down that route all the way.. many
people would like to keep government out of their bedrooms.. its not really the governments place.
To those who stand against gay marriage.. it is the fault of your forefathers and mine, to have brought a religious rite and given government any
measure of say in it. Now it is a secular thing.. not your fault.. but those who came before..
we really should correct that one in our own ranks, and privatize our own religious marriages.. As for me, the government has no say in mine - only
And since God is the only judge of those outside the church.. then I say we have no say in what others do, who are outside the church. And perhaps it
would be best, to concern ourselves with modeling Jesus in our own lives.. that is difficult enough for me..
And at which time, as the bible says, that we have removed the moat from our own eye.. perhaps we should look to judging ourselves and following the
bible in that regard. Because quite frankly I find the amount of sin staggering within Christian churches.. gossip, slander, all many of things.. that
to me is pretty darn weird.. from the perspective of a spirit filled believer.
edit on 7-5-2015 by OpinionatedB because: (no reason