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Discussion in 'Same Faith Debates' started by YeshuaRedeemed, May 24, 2019.

  1. Subduction Zone

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    You appear to have the wrong people being accused of throwing a hissy fit.. Who went nuts when marriage equality became a fact?
     
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    Sorry, there is no "WORD OF GOD". Not even the Bible claims to be that. One has to misinterpret verses taken out of context.
     
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    Please spare me your nonsense.
     
  4. Subduction Zone

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    You are projecting once again. Nonsense is all that you have. A belief in a book of myths will do that to a person sometimes.
     
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    Scholars will argue even the 2nd until He returns but you can refer to its original Hebrew if you want proof of the e
     
  6. sojourner

    sojourner Annoyingly Progressive Since 2006

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    Nope. That’s not how the DSM works.
     
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    sojourner Annoyingly Progressive Since 2006

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    Nope. The Bible never mentions homosexuality. At all.
     
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    sojourner Annoyingly Progressive Since 2006

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    Fine. Misuse the texts if you feel you must. Don’t interpret the texts responsibly if you feel the need. But you don’t get to dismiss scholarship as “folly” just because you don’t understand it. It’s such scholarship that gave you a Bible to read in the first place.
     
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    sojourner Annoyingly Progressive Since 2006

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    I have referred to the original languages. It is as I have asserted.
     
  10. Prince Mthembu

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    Romans 1-27?
     
  11. Subduction Zone

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    It is unclear, and it does not appear to apply to those that were born homosexual:

    "In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error."

    It seems to say don't change sides. Once straight always straight. Sort of the opposite view that many men have of "once gay always gay". If a man is homosexual he cannot abandon the relations with women that he never had.

    Of course the problem is that Paul was almost certainly a homosexual himself. He was a bit of a homophobe. He grew up in a society where homosexuals were persecuted and he was fighting against that part of his nature. I would not trust such a conflicted individual.
     
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    No, he was living in a culture that had no concept for homosexual orientation. Therefore, all homosexual acts were thought to be “unnatural acts.” That’s why he rails against acts calling them abominations. To Paul, there could be no such thing as a mutually loving and supportive same-sex relationship. It was always “just about the lust.”
     
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