Most people don't need to be told murder is wrong.<quoted text>
1.) Obviously it's not an all inclusive list. But don't you wonder why these "sins" made the cut, while others didn't? I mean murder is a pretty big sin--one of the top 10. You'd think Paul would mention murder.
2.) I'm saying specifically that the passage is not an invitation for us to judge one another. You obviously believe it is an invitation for people to judge one another. But, you break it by being abusive--by being a "reviler"--on this forum and in other forums. And before you go off on some tangent about how "you're only telling the truth", let me say this... The recipient of your comments is the one who gets to determine if your words are abusive or not. You don't get to make that determination.
Many abusive parents would deny that they hurt their children. But it's not up to them to determine if their actions are abusive. If it feels abusive; if someone tells you that you are being abusive, scolding, disrespectful, etc. then you are.
It's the target's interpretation of your words or actions that matter; not your intentions.
3.) Your reality doesn't dictate my reality. If you believe anal sex is harmful and demeaning, then that's your opinion. If you get your "facts" from someone else, that's their opinion.
But I will submit that I know too many gay men (and a few straight women) who enjoy safe anal intercourse. They haven't been "demeaned". They haven't developed any problems as a result of engaging in it.
It's like when you say "marriage is a cross-cultural constraint on evolutionary mating behavior." That's your reality. But to millions of people around the world, that's not their reality. And you don't get to determine how others believe or how they act as long as what they are doing is within the law.
You are in denial. It is severe. I keep a few simple points of reality in your face to disrupt your denial.
Reality is not an opinion.
Love and truth are married. They will never divorce.