Homosexuality and the Bible

Homosexuality and the Bible

There are 36046 comments on the www.smh.com.au story from Aug 15, 2011, titled Homosexuality and the Bible. In it, www.smh.com.au reports that:

Given the ongoing debate about same-sex marriage, it is time I looked at the two Testaments to remind myself why belief is so hard for me to embrace.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at www.smh.com.au.

toadmann

Masontown, PA

#13407 Nov 23, 2012
youtube.com/watch... ……Elf Rant irrelevant Bible outdated Book of crime

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Since: Jul 07

Get over it, already

#13411 Nov 23, 2012
Caleb wrote:
The largest Christian body in both the world and in America strongly supports the Bible's emphatic commands against all homosexual acts:
http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregatio...
Great argument, given the countless sex scandals perpetrated by sexually repressed priests.

Yeah. Great argument.

Further, evidence suggests that most catholic parishioners disagree with leadership on this issue.

Yeah, Great argument.

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#13415 Nov 23, 2012
Manmanman wrote:
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How do you know that? Have you asked everybody in here? I mean; How can you know what all other in here believe? What do YOU believe?
I'll vote that I don't believe a word that Jackass David Moore writes about anything.

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Since: Dec 07

Aptos, California

#13416 Nov 23, 2012
WasteWater wrote:
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I'll vote that I don't believe a word that Jackass David Moore writes about anything.
I'll second that. Who would want to go to David's horrible idea of a church?
Mona Lott

West New York, NJ

#13417 Nov 23, 2012
Manmanman wrote:
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How do you know that? Have you asked everybody in here? I mean; How can you know what all other in here believe? What do YOU believe?
I KNOW that the majority of Jews on the planet are REFORM. I don't need to "believe" it because it is a FACT. There is no debate over numbers.
Mona Lott

West New York, NJ

#13418 Nov 23, 2012
Caleb wrote:
There are an estimated 1.1 million Reform 'Jews' in America, with very few in other countries. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reform_Judaism
There are up to 1 million Orthodox Jews in America with a world total of up to 1.8 million.
The Orthodox are by far the largest group of religious Jews. Just to put things in perspective, there are more Mormons in both the USA and the world that all sorts of Jews combined, including non-religious 'Jews.'
Of the total of self proclaimed Jews, only about 7.3% are affiliated with the Reform Movement.
http://www.simpletoremember.com/vitals/world-...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reform_Judaism
Liar.

Lying about the Jews..... hmmmmm..... what does your god think about people who do that, David? Don't you fear for your eternal soul?

The present estimate for Orthodox Jews in Eretz Yisrael is between 900 thousand and one million; in North America, between 550-650 thousand; and in the rest of the world between 120-150 thousand, making for a total of between 1.67-1.8 million.
The worldwide Jewish population is 13.3 million Jews.

http://www.simpletoremember.com/vitals/world-...

Try again closet boy. Do the math.

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#13419 Nov 23, 2012
LuLu Ford wrote:
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I'll second that. Who would want to go to David's horrible idea of a church?
I sure wouldn't

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#13420 Nov 23, 2012
Keanu Is Hot wrote:
<quoted text> I sure wouldn't
Can you imagine? Only losers would want to go to such a dreary place.

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#13421 Nov 23, 2012
WasteWater wrote:
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Can you imagine? Only losers would want to go to such a dreary place.
I think it would be a creepy experience. Who knows what would be lurking in the corners.

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#13424 Nov 23, 2012
Caleb wrote:
<quoted text>I'm glad you recognize that you are a servant of Satan trying to lead others to hell.
The Bible repeatedly condemns all homosexual behavior and says eternal punishment awaits the lifestyle choice that you advocate.
That pretty much says it all.
Your hatred is turning people away from God. You were told by Jesus to love your neighbor.

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#13425 Nov 23, 2012
Caleb wrote:
<quoted text>I'm glad you recognize that you are a servant of Satan trying to lead others to hell.
The Bible repeatedly condemns all homosexual behavior and says eternal punishment awaits the lifestyle choice that you advocate.
That pretty much says it all.
The Bible is irrelevant. So is your opinion.

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#13426 Nov 23, 2012
Keanu Is Hot wrote:
<quoted text> Your hatred is turning people away from God. You were told by Jesus to love your neighbor.
Of course.

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#13427 Nov 23, 2012
Keanu Is Hot wrote:
<quoted text> I think it would be a creepy experience. Who knows what would be lurking in the corners.
Why all kinds of creepy slime of course.

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#13428 Nov 23, 2012
WasteWater wrote:
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Why all kinds of creepy slime of course.
Kinda like Amityville horror.
Mona Lott

West New York, NJ

#13429 Nov 24, 2012
Caleb wrote:
<quoted text>I'm glad you fully acknowledged that you lied. Reform is smaller than Orthodox. Do you really think a 'Jew' that is an atheist is a Jew?
You have no idea what faith is. You choose to live in open rebellion against the Torah, you choose to be an anti-Christian bigot, and have the irreligious gall to claim you are a Jew.
You SHAME Judaism and have no idea what it is.
Can't do the math, either? You're a regular simpleton.

The Reform branch of Judaism is the largest in terms of the number of adult adherents:
about 1.1 million out of a total of 2.9 million of America’s Jewish-by-religion adults.
- The other branches of Judaism in size order are: Conservative Judaism with about
940,000 adult adherents, Orthodox Judaism with about 300,000 adult adherents, Secular
Humanist Judaism with about 40,000 adherents and Reconstructionist Judaism with
about 35,000 adherents.
- In all, Reform constitutes 38 percent of adult adherents; Conservative represents
32 percent; Orthodox represents 10 percent; Secular Humanist represents 1 percent; and
Reconstructionist represents 1 percent.

http://www.simpletoremember.com/vitals/ajisbo...

Orthodox: 10%
frogmann

Masontown, PA

#13430 Nov 24, 2012
youtube.com/watch... …I read nothin of Homosexuals in the Bible,,that Bible is outdated and I know Bibles are edit,,even wording change,,The Bible lacks validity in 2012

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Since: May 07

The Mountain Empire

#13432 Nov 24, 2012
Caleb wrote:
<quoted text>Only a few passages of Scripute include Aramaic and they are not on this subject. I've already provided direct access to full texts in Hebrew and New Testament Greek, but here goes again: www.biblegateway.com
You might also note that EVERY Bible translation, ancient Bible text, and Judeo-Christian tradition supports the Bible's repeated condemnations of all homosexual behavior, which are found in both Testaments. There is no relevant, factual case against this irrefutable reality.
One word David, in Hebrew OR Aramaic OR Koine Greek.

Just one word that must obviously be there.....

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Since: Jul 07

Get over it, already

#13434 Nov 24, 2012
Caleb wrote:
<quoted text>You're making up nonsense. The priest abuse scandal was over 80% homosexual in nature and primarily involved homosexual molestation of minor young men. The perpetrators could hardly be called 'sexually repressed.' You don't seem to know what the term means.
You are also lying about the reaction of most active Catholics. Most strongly support the successful crackdown on homosexual priests, which has left the church with few accusations in recent years.
Silly cow, those men (priests) were pedophiles. They weren't having consensual same-sex relations with adults (homosexuals). Homosexual men have sex with other men. Pedophiles abuse children.

Why do you have to use deception on behalf of the Church to support your condemnation of homosexuals?

As for the second part of my statement, which you missed by a country mile, I was pointing out that MANY parishioners happen to disagree with the Catholic Church's position on homosexuality.

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Since: Jul 07

Get over it, already

#13435 Nov 24, 2012
Caleb wrote:
<quoted text>If you're trying to make yourself and your horrible hate based radical homosexual cause look really really ignorant, you're doing a good job...
Wrong. You're the one looking foolish because you've dug in your heels on Biblical principals which are not as cut and dried as you would like to believe.

It's really not a difficult, or irrational, question that you've been asked. You don't like it, because you know there was no word which conveys the same context as "homosexual". You don't want to admit that we have NO idea whether, or not, there was any concept of healthy same-sex relationships. What we do know is that there were words that convey acts of aggression, idolatry, and prostitution. None of those acts represent same-sex love, do they?

Now, kindly reply with your standard "any way you slice it" mantra because that's ALL that you have. You should recognize, however, that many Christians don't happen to share your simplistic perspective on Biblical translation.

“It's a bathroom”

Since: Jul 07

Get over it, already

#13438 Nov 24, 2012
Caleb wrote:
<quoted text>Don't you find it even a little strange that no Bible translation, ancient Bible text, or Judeo-Christian tradition supports the lies you so desperately want to believe?*ALL* support the Bible's many crystal clear commands against *ALL* homosexual behavior.
Don't you fine it even a little strange that you seem to have the market cornered on Biblical perspective? What is your obsession to be 'right" all the time.

The Bible that I read says NOTHING at all about loving, same-sex relationships. The Bible that I read doesn't condemn me for loving another man.

To me, this is crystal clear.

The Bible is not a tool of oppression, in spite or your best (though tragically failed) efforts.

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