I often wonder to myself, what if the homophobes were right? What if homosexual people were really chosing to be gay?
"Oh boy! I've just decided, I'm gonna be gay! I'll live a life in which people will call me hateful slurs, try to beat the Bible into my head to correct me, I'll struggle to gain the legal right to be married, and there's even the chance that I could be killed for it! Doesn't that sound swell?"
"Being gay is a choice!" ...Okay, if it is JUST A CHOICE, then why would the gays CHOOSE to be gay if people are gonna have problems with it? This just goes to show how illogical and ignorant homophobes are.
Also, IT'S JUST A SEXUAL ORIENTATION, it's fucking harmless, the homophobes are just spineless morons who somehow feel uncomfortable with that when it's none of their fucking business. But no, they say stuff like "Why don't they legalize pedophiles if gays are okay?" ...Well, I dunno, maybe because being gay is not a harmful mental illness like pedophilia is? ...HOMOPHOBES ARE FUCKING IDIOTS.
You are right, there is NO valid agrument against gays.
Christmas didn't belong to Christians. They took it from the pagans. Weddings have never belonged to Christians, as it's a legal contract that has existed in different forms since time immemorial. The cross doesn't belong exclusively to Christians since it existed as a symbol for the world before even Judaism started.
yeah...there was one dude being a total douche and using the ol' bible-thumper argument. Even the other religious people reacted to him poorly. And since he seemed to be only getting worse with each post, I eventually just blocked him and hid the convo. It was rather unpleasant.
The Zelot-Christians claim that being gay is a sin against god. This is all based on like ONE part of the bible that was pointing out a problem with these people...and them being gay was NOT the issue addressed. It also brings up the fact that even if the bible DID say that, we have to recall that the Bible is NOT the direct word of God. It's a translated manuscript of the events relevant to God written by humans who had their OWN bias and views...
Honestly, I think it's so they sound less stupid when the real reason they wanna stop homosexuals is they have a "Ew! Gay people are gross!" mentality.
The bible declares that homosexuals should be put to death, in several places, and Jesus himself mentions something against them, too. Leviticus 20:13 was the first verse like this - a man shall not lie with another man as he would lie with a woman for they have committed an abomination and should be put to death - and in an era when families tended to sleep together in big beds, saying it's about sleeping arrangements is as dishonest as saying slavery was kinder back in crueler biblical times.
But god is also alleged to be "forever unchanging," and jesus said to follow the laws of moses to the last letter of the law. Supporting the same book means you indirectly give support to everyone who learns or knows how to find justification for prejudice from its pages, even if you personally don't adhere to the hate. Throw it all away. Why choose to paint yourself with such a hodge-podge mess of religious plagiarism that encourages way too much bigotry to justify teaching it to children?
1) Yeah, but he also told us not to interpret it literally.
2)"Supporting the same book means you indirectly give support to everyone who learns or knows how to find justification for prejudice from its pages, even if you personally don't adhere to the hate." That's like saying that I indirectly give support to Gun nuts because I support the U.S. constitution. I believe in the same document as them, But I interpret it differently and don't give any support to them at all! (I don't know how much Canadians know about American politics, but this was the first thing that came to mind.)
3)Religious plagiarism? What are you talking about?
hahaha, the very same chapter of leviticus you're talking about also says that the following are evil: shaving, eating shellfish, having disobedient children, and treating your wife like a person rather than property.
and that is true. the Bible is NOT God's word. Its the word of those who say god revealed truths to them. I have yet to read "The Gospel according to God"/