From a christian perspective, it might be ok to be gay. Say what?
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May 20, 2019 / By Edyth Question:
So lately I've been researching all the verses in the bible that are against homosexuality, and I've found reasons to pretty much say their not true, even though I am 100% christian. I'm not asking this question in hopes of devaluing anyone's values or anything I'm completely serious I want to know if I'm correct in my logic. so...
Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed for greed and an endless list of other sins, and homosexuality was not mentioned as one of their ''sins'' until hundreds of years after that part of the bible was written.
also it says ''men shall not lie with another man as they would lie with a woman: that is an abomination'' but it is told that, at that time, ''abomination'' didn't mean a sin, it meant ''unclean'' just as wearing an outfit made of 2 different types of clothing (denim and cotton for example) or eating shell fish was unclean or even an ''abomination'' in some translations of the bible. These rules were for a select group of people thousands of years ago!
other verses describe homosexuality as abnormal, but tons of things r abnormal. What if I like peanut butter and cheese on my sandwich? that's abnormal.
So pretty much, my whole thought process of homosexuality being a sin is thrown off. plus the fact that its more then half genetic and even christians can find themselfs turning out gay (which, IF homosexuality WAS a sin, then wouldn't that be a big fat slap in the face from God for a christian to turn out gay?) all this is leading me to think that its not a sin. what do you guys think?
Oo and also is there any mention of homosexuality being a sin IN THE NEW testimant? because jesus changed alot of the rules after he came here.
PS ya I asked this same question a couple of times because it didn't go through before :/
Best Answers: From a christian perspective, it might be ok to be gay. Say what?
Charmaine | 7 days ago
This is a really tough question. From my perspective, being gay does not mean that one man "Lies with another man," gay is just a term used to describe people that openly admit that they are attracted to people of the same sex. More and more teens (guys and girls alike) are experimenting with each other because in the younger population it is more acceptable to be gay.(I'm 17, a guy and straight. Not saying this because I'm nervous you'll think I'm gay or something, just so you know. So I experience this hands on) Just because they may have had physical relations with each other doesn't make them gay: being gay is when you openly and emotionally feel love, compassion, and understanding for someone from the same sex. Just as a side fact, many teens in the area that I live in actually choose to have relations with someone from the same sex because in the end, it still feels good, it doesn't make them gay, and there's no chance of pregnancy.
As for the religious part of the question, this gets a bit more complicated. Before I go on, I should tell you that I am a confirmed Methodist. I chose to confirm because at the time, I was struggling a lot with religion and my faith, but I felt that is I confirmed, it would strengthen my faith and I would be a "good" Christian. That said, it didn't. I haven't been to a church ceremony in years, I don't study the Bible, I don't pray every night. BUT, I do faith in a God or more powerful force. I choose not to practice religion because no matter what religion I turn to, there's always something about it that I completely and totally disagree with to an extreme standpoint. One major turn off for me from Christianity is that it doesn't accept the gay population, whereas I do. So I'd like to think that I can provide an objective response.
My main point is that, if God didn't want the gays, then why are they here? I have a cousin that lives in Texas. Her father is the only member of my family that I don't enjoy seeing. He's raised his family to be extremely conservative, religious, and narrow minded. My cousin, who's two years older than I am, told me when I was 7 gay people are the work of the devil.
I had to remind myself to breathe.
Don't all major religions preach that God is immensely more powerful than the Devil? So if God didn't have a place for the gay community or didn't want them, why wouldn't he just smite them from the Earth?
The passage you pulled also makes a good point when you point out that abomination does not mean sin. And it says "lay with another man." Nothing there about loving another man. It's also important to realize that God himself didn't write the Bible. Prophets that attempted to interpret him wrote the Bible. So that means we attempt to interpret the interpretations of God.
Ever hear of the game Telephone?? See any relations to it??
Homosexuality is not a sin. Homosexuality is not evil. They gay community is not out there murdering children, committing acts of terrorism, violently protesting; they quietly live among us living normal lives. As many as 1 in 10 people are gay. Does that mean that 10% of the population is a sin? I find all of this so very hard to believe. I can't accept the idea that God sees being gay as a sin, there's just no way. A fundamental teaching in Bible School is that God loves everyone and everything (In Christianity, at least) I guess what they don't tell you is that there is a little * attached to that. That * leads to a footnote that says *Unless you are gay. Love is love, no matter who it's between.
Best of luck to you, and I hope I helped.
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Originally Answered: Is this a better summary of the atheist vs.Christian debate? Christian don't work from evidence+reason alone?
It's funny that Christians are painted as relying totally on faith for everything. That is incorrect. Many of us are quite logical in terms of our everyday life. My job is in the IT field and * demands * logic. Ever tackle a complex 'if/then/else' structure in programming? I do it every day.
Atheists would have you believe that every aspect of their lives is controlled by carefully calculated analysis. I'd love to follow some around for a day and see how many times they act from the heart or gut.
In the end, it's like the person above said. Either you believe or you do not. Maintaining that one is unwaveringly logical or that another is incapable of understanding the concept is a waste of time.
I don't believe that homosexuality is a sin at all.
Sure the Bible may say that, but it was written a LONG time ago! Times have changed and we should be moving forward as a society, not moving backwards with a bunch of silly discrimination.
The Bible teaches love and understanding, yet it also teahces to hate those who are different from you. (ie. homosexuals, blacks, other religions)
I don't see how homosexuality is a sin. It's just 2 people in love. Quite frankly, not all Christians are good people. Like since when does the Bible say that a woman is allowed to put her mouth on a man's penis? I don't remember seeing that in the Bible...Now is there any reason why homosexuals can't be accepted?
I hate religious controversies...
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Ok a few things Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed for many reasons one of which was the deviant sexual lifestyle. They didn't say the word "homosexual" in particular but they mentioned sexual deviance.
Next you mention ''men shall not lie with another man as they would lie with a woman: that is an abomination'' but it is told that, at that time, ''abomination'' didn't mean a sin, it meant ''unclean" just as wearing an outfit made of 2 different types of clothing or eating shell fish was unclean. These rules were for a select group of people thousands of years ago! So you say we should pick and choose which things in your bible to listen to obviously the Bible says that God made everything on the planet for us (Genesis) and told Adam and Eve to eat and procreate so why would he later tell us that we could not eat or use the plants that doesn't make sense it makes sense to tell people to procreate and then tell them not to have sex with persons of the same gender.
You go on to say "other verses describe homosexuality as abnormal, but tons of things r abnormal. What if I like peanut butter and cheese on my sandwich? that's abnormal." Which basically abnormal is based on what is normal so yes eating cheese on a PB&J is abnormal but that doesn't effect the world as homosexuality does.
Finally you say "(which, IF homosexuality WAS a sin, then wouldn't that be a big fat slap in the face from God for a christian to turn out gay?) all this is leading me to think that its not a sin. what do you guys think?
Ooh and also is there any mention of homosexuality being a sin IN THE NEW testament? because jesus changed alot of the rules after he came here."
Here is my reply to that, If it is a sin then God is using that as a "cross" to bear for that person to not act on their immoral urges.
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I've never read the bible before, and I know very, very little about it because I've never really studied it either.
But, I am a roman catholic (cristian) and I go to church almost every Sunday. I believe in my religion, but I do not believe that homosexuality is a sin. It can't be, because it is natural, and we can only fulfill our love in life by pursuing who we want to be with, just as all of the heterosexuals do. God would not want for anyone to be left out because of something they can never chnage, and then be miserable for trying to change it. If he were like that, he wouldn't be much of a 'merciful' God afterall, would he?
Anyway, about a year ago I began to have feelings for girls after having no feelings for guys. I struggled with it for a while, but now about a month ago I really came out to myself and am still in the process of accepting my sexuality. I know who I am and I will not live a miserable life with the opposite sex because that is not what I want to do, and forcing myself to do so would be ultimately unhealthy mentally and spiritually. We should allow ourselves to be happy, no matter what a book that is thousands of years old (outdated) tells us.
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morality based on a supreme being and antiquated book that is really no different than people basing moral behavior on a Mob Boss because he has the power to enforce his....rightness?: 0
I'll take logic for 500 Alex. Thanks. :-)
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I think the exact same thing here. The Bible has a lot of symbolism and doesn't have enough footnotes to it for us humans here to understand.
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That's one of the scariest things you've ever posted, darling.
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