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Originally posted by dirkpotters
I don't understand how you can talk about the word "sin", let alone pick which sins you like or don't like.
The word "sin" by definition is a violation of divine law....not man's law. Why would an atheist even use such a word?
As I mentioned in a reply to the OP, this country will be destroyed.
we won't really need to care about homosexual marriage. Fine, if it is going to legalized, that is great.
It will still always be a sin. Not any better, nor any worse than any other sin...but still a sin.
It's just that most murderers don't ask equal rights.
I have yet to see an adulterer organization asking for equal rights.
I do see organizations like NAMBLA asking for equal rights to be pedophiles
I don't see thieves demanding equal rights based on their thievery.
So many people don't even understand what it means to be judgmental.
Calling something a sin is not being judgmental.
I have been an adulterer.
Am I glad that I have done those things? No. I am a sinner, and I deserve hell. We are all sinners.
Originally posted by AnarchysAngel
reply to post by PrinceDreamer
They consider those things you mentioned to be the weaker less important part of the bible. People tend to focus in on a few things in the bible they like, and tune the rest out. That's the biggest flaw in bible study and interpretation in my opinion.
If an American Christian wants to claim that their hateful views regarding Homosexuality are not based in intolerance, ignorance and homophobia, they'd better have a full beard, long hair, be wearing sack cloth clothes and have a Canadian or South American slave for a wife.
1. Jesus IS the Word. He is God, and everything contained is His word. Now, you can choose to accept that or not, but that is the position that a Christian takes.
Originally posted by sensible1
Originally posted by jtap66
I read this twice, hoping that it was satire.
Apparently it isn't.
But it should be.
Unfortunately it is very true indeed. There are PACS that have formed here (and many in the UK) to outlaw Christian beliefs as hate speech. Many of the sermons in the US would be outlawed in the UK as we speak..
Originally posted by r2d246
Originally posted by kimar
Please let me know when Jesus Christ, the central figure in CHRISTianity, said being gay is a sin. I could point out where Jesus teaches us to love everybody no matter what, to forgive others, and never to judge others, but I have a feeling you won't care.
If you truly follow Jesus, two men marrying each other would not bother you at all.edit on 7-8-2012 by kimar because: (no reason given)
1 Corinthians 6:9-10 - "Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God."
Yes it's in the bible.edit on 8-8-2012 by r2d246 because: (no reason given)
Jesus went unto the mount of Olives.
2And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them.
3And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst,
4They said unto him, Teacher, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.
5Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what say you? 6This they said, testing him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not.
7So when they continued asking him, he lifted himself up, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.
8And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground.
9And they who heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing before him.
10When Jesus had lifted himself up, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those your accusers? has no man condemned you?
11She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn you: go, and sin no more
Originally posted by Kali74
reply to post by CynicalDrivel
That analogy wouldn't be apt because single mothers aren't denied access to being married, are they?