Originally posted by The Djin
reply to post by intrepid
What some extremist forget is Jesus words and actions.
Like having temper tantrums in the Temple (hardly befitting an omnibenevolent being eh ?)
Ah, but wouldn't you like to do what Jesus is said to have done that day, turn the tables on a bunch of hypocrites?
Whoever comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and even life itself, cannot
be my disciple.
Do not think that I come to bring the peace upon earth: I came not to send peace but the sword. For I come to set a man at variance against
his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; -- -- --
Nice guy eh ?
Prince of Peace? Puzzling quotes, aren't they?
One has to wonder what was going on in the mind of whoever made up that stuff.
What would Jesus do, about homosexuality? I seriously doubt that he would diss them.
He already did when he gave moses the laws did you not read that bit ?
The laws given to Moses were the ten commandments.
They were given to moses by God, thousands of years, (at a guess,) before the birth of Jesus.
They make no mention of homosexuality, nor do they prescribe punishments for anything.
He also mentioned that not one jot or word of the law would be changed, remember ?
Acknowledged. However he did pick and eat fresh young corncobs with his disciples in the fields on the Sabbath, when they were hungry.
This, according to Jewish law, was a crime punishable by death.
When questioned about it, Jesus replied, "the Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath".
So he obviously felt that old laws were at least open to reinterpretation.
Now baring in mind the instructions relating to homosexuals are still in the foster parents good book one can only conclude that the words
mean what they say, woe betide any foster child that happens to be born gay.
Bearing, not baring.
Despite my nitpicking, I agree with you.
Homosexuality might be rare, but it's a normal occurrence, and people who are going to teach kids whose dispositions may make it inevitable they grow
up to be homosexually inclined, that homosexuality is evil, should not be allowed the chance to stuff kids lives up.
It's not the fault of social services the couple in question are self-righteous, intolerant bigots.