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originally posted by: Mousygretchen
You know what Islam and Christianity have in common..They both denounce sinners and self indulgence. The Baptist community is under attack for being bigots, kinda like a much simpler version of Islam. We were given these religions to remember prayers and practice. Idont know about Hindu though one way or the other.
Mutualism is the way two organisms of different species exist in a relationship in which each individual benefits from the activity of the other. Similar interactions within a species are known as co-operation.
As for the original OP, what makes you the person to decide whats right and wrong, why do you get to decide whats acceptable and unacceptable to God
originally posted by: TheOnlyAnswer
Well, every human being on the planet is a sinner. We all have our areas where we are strong and areas where we are weak. I know I certainly do, while soaked in this skin. We all fall short of the glory and the righteousness that God intended for us.
Homosexuality is certainly a sin but no more so then theft or anger or heterosexual sex out of wedlock. Why the modern, Western, church singles it out as any more serious then their own personal sins is beyond me.
No, I certainly don't think God is homophobic because he's made statements regarding sin and sexuality in his revealed Word. I think He's God and we Humans are not. He, necessarily, would be right regarding all matters He speaks on and we, as creatures, would be subordinate. Regardless of our thoughts on matters.
He makes these statements regarding sin and it's seriousness to call us to repentance. Not for his sake or because He's lacking something, but for our sake, because we are.
originally posted by: paraphi
People are homophobic. Religions are homophobic.
Who knows what God thinks, but I suggest he's above such bigotry and the bigots will pay in the end, especially those who presumed to know what he thinks about such human things.