reply to post by Anonymous ATS
So why does god seem so obsessed with sex? After all, he made it and it seems that we are wired to be sexual, so why does he hate it so much? I
thought that infinite creator of the Universe might have more pressing issues then worrying about which flap of skin on my body touches which flap of
skin on another person's body. You seem to be quite versed in the psychology of god so perhaps you could shed some light on that for me.
I also have a couple of questions that are real life situations so, once again, maybe you could use your special insights to provide an answer to
help some Christians who really want to do the right thing to figure out what that is.
The first person is someone who I will call Brett. I knew Brett all my life and was rather stunned when Brett confided to me that he/she was a
functional hermaphrodite. The dilemma was that he/she wanted to marry one of my dear male friends, but Brett has a penis. But Brett also has a
vagina. If Brett marries Scott, is that a same sex marriage? This is not made up since Brett's minister decided that if Brett marries a man or woman
it will be a same-sex marriage and that has nearly driven Brett to suicide. By the way, estimates by medical professionals are that 1% of the
population are hermaphrodites, which means that this answer is important to about three million Americans.
Second question, again based on a first hand experience. A friend of mine married a woman he met in Florida. Six months after the wedding, he found
out that his bride had previously been male and had a sex change operation. Was this a same sex marriage? Why or why not? Was the man guilty of
homosexuality even thought he thinks he is heterosexual?
I would really love you to explain how this works. I guess one of the presuppositions of your position is that it has to be really easy to tell male
and female apart. Perhaps you could share those criteria with us.
And while we are at it, why is god so cranky? I mean he is always wrathing over this or sending a storm or plague or something to wipe out people that
piss him off, yet as near as I can tell, the people are pissing him off because they are using the free will he gave them. So does that mean that
if a person is a sinner and god kills that person before they have an opportunity to repent, hasn't god circumvented his promise of free will. I
mean I can understand that I guy is out of luck when he declines an opportunity and then gets hit by a truck, but if god smashes him in the head with
a tree branch during a storm that is his wrath, isn't that cheating?
It seems to me god could have saved everyone a lot of grief if he had made sex hurt, or make us all one gender so that this whole gay thing would not
even be an issue, but I guess god doesn't get "do-overs". Pity.
And how about you? Isn't interesting that god seems to share your hang-ups on sex and love of vengeance and slaughter while the god I read about
seems to be into forgiving, redemption and reconciliation. maybe we know different gods, or maybe we are making the whole thing up.
So what does god think about the war in Iraq? Islam? Communism? Gun control? the Presidential Election? Premarital sex? consensual but kinky sex?
Please do tell.... and god bless you.
[edit on 29-6-2008 by metamagic]