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Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by Skwim, May 14, 2020.

  1. Skwim

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    You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination. (Leviticus 18:22)

    If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them. (Leviticus 20:13)

    For this reason God gave them up to dishonourable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error. (Romans 1:26-27)

    Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. (1 Corinthians 6:9-10)

    The law is not laid down for the just but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who strike their fathers and mothers, for murderers, for the sexually immoral, men who practise homosexuality, enslavers, liars, perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound doctrine. (1 Timothy. 1:9-10)


    So, why do you think god hates homosexual sex so much? I mean, it's no skin off his noes, is it? Could it be a matter of simple homophobia?


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  2. Ray Warren

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    This is part of the reason I'm pagan...My gods could care less...In fact one of them is bisexual
     
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    @Skwim

    Do you want the rather sad, but real answer or do you want hypothesis based on the personnal preference of a deity?
     
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  4. Ray Warren

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    are you about to talk of the pedophila of anicent rome?
     
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    No, not really, though I would touch this a little bit, but Ancient Hebrews and Romans did not have quite the same views on sexuality though they were closer to one another than they are from us.
     
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  6. Ray Warren

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    here's an argument i heard back when I a christian that I didn't look into:
    Back in Rome there was a lot of pedophila or something which is why Paul wrote against homosexuality because???. Personally I don't know if it's true or not
     
  7. ChristineM

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    I hope this doesn't apply to me or the rest of the female population of this ball of rock


    Simple homophobia of the bible authors
     
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  8. Ray Warren

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    ah lesbians don't exist didn't you know?
     
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    That's, indeed, completely false since prohibition against male homosexuality predates contact between Hebrews and Romans by a wide margin. Paul was just supporting a longstanding Hebrew view on sexuality to a Greek and Roman audience.
     
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  10. ChristineM

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    I don't know about pedophilia but homosexuality was rife, it was a status thing to be the dominant male in a gay relationship.
     
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    In Rome and most of Greece, it was illegal, or at the very least extremely inappropriate, to have homosexual relationship with a free man. Homosexual relationship were between slaves and masters (because slaves are things not people) and between boys and men. Note that boy might still imply an adult at that point, but the "submissive" partner needed to be unmarried and have a master-apprentice relationship with the "dominant" partner. Note that neither the Roman or the Ancient Hebrews ever considered the concept of "power bottom".
     
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  12. RabbiO

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    @Skwim -

    Forgive my curiosity, but do you know how many times you initiated basically the same thread as this?
     
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    The Gods care not one way or another about homosexuality, it is the errant writers of the bible that were homophobic.
     
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    It's not about homosexual sex. It's about sexual promiscuity. When you "mess around" with others-like many religions, the idea of lust of the body is sin or immoral. Essentially it turns a person away from their goal (Say enlightenment in the Dharma) to something else. Generalizing. That's the reason why people become monks or nuns etc and don't have sex. The act and experience of it to many of faith pulls one towards the body, ego, or Self and in christianity case away from god. Lust turns people away. God religions say the opposite.

    As for specifically same-sex sex, that's the people's bias and prejudice. It has nothing to do with the bible. The context of the bible is about lust and bad actions: rape, same-sex sex (since they say it's unnatural; unnatural=man), abuse, and the like. It's not related to the actual definition and usage of the term so trying to define and judge it based on today's terms would be inappropriate.

    It doesn't mean I agree with their point of view. Though, that's the reason why many dislike the action. It's not personal.
     
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    Homosexuals have always been a minority, about 10%. So, primitive cultures have always regarded them with suspicion. People who believe in God and religion don't understand how God can allow strange things like that. The reason is because God doesn't care whether some people are gay or not. When the primitive humans wrote down their beliefs they wrote that their beliefs were backed by God.

    Jesus said nothing directly about it but He did say that we should treat everyone as we would like to be treated and He actually gave us a commandment that we should love one another. Christians that teach the Old Testament are not teaching Christianity.

    How come atheists say the bible is not proof of God but then they use the bible as proof of God?
     
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  16. Evangelicalhumanist

    Evangelicalhumanist "Truth" isn't a thing...
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    Might it be better to provide more variety, and instead ask why God would be in the slightest interested in a whole lot (mininum 613 :rolleyes: ) things we humans get up to? Like what we plant in our fields, or what materials we make our clothes out of, or which perfectly delicious (and nutritious) foods we eat and which we don't?

    Actually, now that I think about it...that would make for a rather unwieldy thread, wouldn't it?
     
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  18. Evangelicalhumanist

    Evangelicalhumanist "Truth" isn't a thing...
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    Hysterical! I love it! :p:D:cool:
     
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  19. Skwim

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    Are you implying that god didn't write or inspire those scriptures?

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    I have a pretty good idea, although it's not important to keep count. Thing is, like a good play, there's pretty much a different audience every season. So if you've seen it before please don't feel obligated to applaud again. :D Howeeeeever, I don't recall your answer, if you gave one, So, how about sharing your wisdom again (?)

    "Why do you, RabbiO, think god hates homosexual sex so much?​

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