reply to post by LordD
i guess you dont shave or cut your hair either??? lol
i do read my book and their are only 2 passages that mention homosexuality and it does not say it is mortal sin.
it does say that they should be put to death...but isnt murder a mortal sin??is it right to murder people who sin?? Jesus surely doesnt think so.
from my previously posted link that you did not read:
Leviticus 18.22 says, “You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination.” (NRSV) And Leviticus 20.13 says, “If a man lies
with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall be put to death; their blood is upon them.” (NRSV)
The word “abomination” in these passages is not a very good translation. The Hebrew word toevah means something that is ritually unclean and it
was used in lots of other contexts, particularly dietary laws. Pork is toevah. A lot of Christians who try to use these passages to condemn gay people
overlook the fact that they, too, are toevah because of the bacon they had for breakfast. Bloody meat also is toevah, so that medium rare steak you
had for dinner last week also made you unclean.
The fact is, Leviticus forbids a lot of questionable things that by today’s standards, most Christians ignore. For example, Leviticus 9.27 states,
“You shall not round off the hair on your temples or mar the edges of your beard.” (NRSV) So, according to this, a shave and a haircut are an
“abomination” as well. It really depends on how you look at it, etymologically.
That’s it for the Hebrew Bible (or the Old Testament). Those are the only passages that mention same-sex intercourse and, as we can see, they were
all in larger contexts of rape and ritual purity, not in the context of two consenting adults.
like i said..its all about interpretation. its my interpretation that you are hateful and ignorant. i really do feel bad for people like you. i hope
one day you can learn tolerance for your fellow man.
i grew up with a kid who tried like hell to like women but after high school he came out of the closet and hated himself for it and still might to my
knowledge. i dont know as i moved away. Gay people do not turn straight and straight people do not turn gay. People may be confused and conflicted
about how they feel and dishonest with themselves because of negativity society has placed on certain choices. I know for certain i will never :turn
gay: even seeing a guys thighs in swim trunks grosses me out lol. but people being gay is harmless to you. most people that are openly hateful to gays
like you are either in the closet and hate themselves, or were molested by a man as a child. your HATE is UNCHRISTIAN. anyway, i am a follower of
christ but im not a bible thumper and i dont believe every word of the book to be taken literally. much of it was written by man.just be a good
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