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Messianic Jews say they are persecuted in Israel

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Frijoles

Meriden, CT

#41961 Oct 16, 2012
I dont think he will get the tissue reference corectly, being that anything other than missionary and donkey style is probably prohibited in his world.
former res

Broomall, PA

#41962 Oct 16, 2012
Frijoles wrote:
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... This is the reason why your religion is incompatible with freedom.
Many religions have espoused intolerance.

"The subject of homosexuality in Judaism dates back to the Torah, in the books of Bereshit and Vayiqra. Bereshit (Genesis) treats the destruction of the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah by God. Vayiqra (Leviticus) forbids sexual intercourse between males, classifying it as a to'eivah (something abhorred or detested) that can be subject to capital punishment under halakha (Jewish law)."
Frijoles

Meriden, CT

#41963 Oct 16, 2012
former res wrote:
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Many religions have espoused intolerance.
"The subject of homosexuality in Judaism dates back to the Torah, in the books of Bereshit and Vayiqra. Bereshit (Genesis) treats the destruction of the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah by God. Vayiqra (Leviticus) forbids sexual intercourse between males, classifying it as a to'eivah (something abhorred or detested) that can be subject to capital punishment under halakha (Jewish law)."
Your interpretations of your citations are not quite correct.

While it is true that most strands of orthodox Judaism do not "approve" of homosexuality - there have been a few commentaries that point out, correctly, that the violation of this commandment is really no different than violating other commandments such as eating shrimp. Its a matter of perspective, and traditionally most Orthodox understand it as so.

The word "toavot" does not really meaning abhorred - that is an English adaptation - it means forbidden to God.

The Sin of Sodom was not gay sex. That was a Christian add on. On other forums, we have posted where that idea came up. The Sin of Sodom in the Jewish tradition was inhospitality. The word "sodomize" was coined by Christians many centuries later.
Frijoles

Meriden, CT

#41964 Oct 16, 2012
former res wrote:
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Many religions have espoused intolerance.
"The subject of homosexuality in Judaism dates back to the Torah, in the books of Bereshit and Vayiqra. Bereshit (Genesis) treats the destruction of the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah by God. Vayiqra (Leviticus) forbids sexual intercourse between males, classifying it as a to'eivah (something abhorred or detested) that can be subject to capital punishment under halakha (Jewish law)."
No Holds Barred: The Jewish view of homosexuality
http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Columnists/Artic...

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#41965 Oct 16, 2012
Frijoles wrote:
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Thats why I asked him the other day how many Mullahs were women, and how many Islamic judges were women.
Whats crazy is that I think he actually believes the smoke he is pushing.
Belief without evidence leads to all sorts of craziness, IMHO :-)

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#41966 Oct 16, 2012
Frijoles wrote:
I dont think he will get the tissue reference corectly, being that anything other than missionary and donkey style is probably prohibited in his world.
Donkey Style...LOL!
Voluntarist

United States

#41968 Oct 16, 2012
Frijoles wrote:
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Thats why I asked him the other day how many Mullahs were women, and how many Islamic judges were women.
Whats crazy is that I think he actually believes the smoke he is pushing.
Why would there be any woman judges, they need rational beings as judges.

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#41969 Oct 16, 2012
Voluntarist wrote:
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Why would there be any woman judges, they need rational beings as judges.
I don't think you're in a position to ascertain what is and isn't rational, butterfly man.
former res

Broomall, PA

#41970 Oct 16, 2012
Frijoles wrote:
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Your interpretations of your citations are not quite correct.
While it is true that most strands of orthodox Judaism do not "approve" of homosexuality - there have been a few commentaries that point out, correctly, that the violation of this commandment is really no different than violating other commandments such as eating shrimp. Its a matter of perspective, and traditionally most Orthodox understand it as so.
The word "toavot" does not really meaning abhorred - that is an English adaptation - it means forbidden to God.
The Sin of Sodom was not gay sex. That was a Christian add on. On other forums, we have posted where that idea came up. The Sin of Sodom in the Jewish tradition was inhospitality. The word "sodomize" was coined by Christians many centuries later.
So it's the extremes or fringes of many of these groups that are the most objectionable to most folks.

Whether it be Muslims, Jews, Christians...

I don't even know what religion MUQ is and don't feel like reading enough of his blather to find out, though I completely understand the entertainment element.

Still miss the Holy Cow!
former res

Broomall, PA

#41971 Oct 16, 2012
Voluntarist wrote:
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Why would there be any woman judges, they need rational beings as judges.
You remind me of a former co-worker who complained that one of our female co-workers was on a "reverse cycle" - only in a good mood once every 28 days!

I admit to laughing and still smiling at that one.
Frijoles

Meriden, CT

#41973 Oct 16, 2012
Voluntarist wrote:
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Why would there be any woman judges, they need rational beings as judges.
I'd love to be your wife's attorney.
Frijoles

Meriden, CT

#41974 Oct 16, 2012
former res wrote:
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So it's the extremes or fringes of many of these groups that are the most objectionable to most folks.
Whether it be Muslims, Jews, Christians...
I don't even know what religion MUQ is and don't feel like reading enough of his blather to find out, though I completely understand the entertainment element.
Still miss the Holy Cow!
Interesting enough, among many ultra orthodox, I have read that male homosexuality is looked the other way as long as the men are also married with children. Many gay men put up with that as long as they still can maintain their "social" life.

Its the dominant Christian culture that brings in the stigma aspect.

MUQ is muslim.

I wonder who the COW would vote for.
Frijoles

Meriden, CT

#41975 Oct 16, 2012
Cult of Reason wrote:
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Donkey Style...LOL!
" " Knows Best.
Frijoles

Meriden, CT

#41976 Oct 16, 2012
(That was self censorship, by the way.)
former res

Broomall, PA

#41978 Oct 16, 2012
Frijoles wrote:
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Interesting enough, among many ultra orthodox, I have read that male homosexuality is looked the other way as long as the men are also married with children. Many gay men put up with that as long as they still can maintain their "social" life.
Its the dominant Christian culture that brings in the stigma aspect.
MUQ is muslim.
I wonder who the COW would vote for.
But how about this?

"Statement by Rabbis Schachter, Willig, Rosensweig, and Twersky

In 2010, TorahWeb.org published a brief position statement entitled "Torah View on Homosexuality".[10] It was co-authored by Rav Hershel Schachter, Rav Mordechai Willig, Rav Michael Rosensweig, and Rav Mayer Twersky. These four are all roshei yeshiva (i.e., rabbinic leaders) at the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary at Yeshiva University, the largest and most influential Modern Orthodox rabbinic program in America. In part, the statement reads:


... Prohibited homosexual activity includes any non-platonic physical contact; even yichud (seclusion) with someone of the same gender is forbidden for homosexually active individuals...."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judaism_and_sexu...
Frijoles

Meriden, CT

#41979 Oct 16, 2012
Cult of Reason wrote:
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I don't believe in censorship.
Here's a picture of Mohammad smiling
:-)
Is it really censorship if it is self?

I always knew the guy was bald.

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#41980 Oct 16, 2012
Frijoles wrote:
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Is it really censorship if it is self?
I always knew the guy was bald.
Here he is looking surprised...

:-O
former res

Broomall, PA

#41981 Oct 16, 2012
Cult of Reason wrote:
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Here he is looking surprised...
:-O
You better have someone else start your car tomorrow morning.

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#41982 Oct 16, 2012
former res wrote:
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You better have someone else start your car tomorrow morning.
Oh, now you made him sad...

:-(
Frijoles

Meriden, CT

#41983 Oct 16, 2012
former res wrote:
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But how about this?
"Statement by Rabbis Schachter, Willig, Rosensweig, and Twersky
In 2010, TorahWeb.org published a brief position statement entitled "Torah View on Homosexuality".[10] It was co-authored by Rav Hershel Schachter, Rav Mordechai Willig, Rav Michael Rosensweig, and Rav Mayer Twersky. These four are all roshei yeshiva (i.e., rabbinic leaders) at the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary at Yeshiva University, the largest and most influential Modern Orthodox rabbinic program in America. In part, the statement reads:
... Prohibited homosexual activity includes any non-platonic physical contact; even yichud (seclusion) with someone of the same gender is forbidden for homosexually active individuals...."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judaism_and_sexu...
Absolutely.

There is no question that homosexual relations are prohibitted.

The question is whether there is an additional stigma attached to breaking the commandment.(Like the argument goes, eating shrimp is prohibited too, therefore gay relations are on par with breaking kosher - a sin but not a SIN). In most strict interpretations of the Torah there is no stigma. The stigma notion comes from Christianity with its age old war against the body and anything carnal in feeling. With stigma comes emotion, including hatred. Not that there arent extremists of course within Judaism.

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