Homosexuality and the Bible

Homosexuality and the Bible

There are 36037 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.

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#9410 Jun 20, 2012
WasteWater wrote:
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The mentally unstable always violate personal boundaries.
Thanks

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#9411 Jun 20, 2012
To everyone except Manito; I want to say to everybody; I have no problems with him having his opinion. That's not problematic at all.

What is problematic is the continous attacks without any excuses. He should ask for forgiveness as far as I can see for continously attacking me.

If he doesn't that we are in different universes, I think, and we shouldn't have too much contact, I think..

To debate, I think there should be some safe environment? How to create that environment? Is it possible to get Manito excluded in any way?

According to Galatians 5,22 the fruits of the Spirit are peace, love, joy, not continously attacking boundaries?:)

I think I can absolutely not change him. I am powerless in that regard, but there might be some possibilities when it comes to handle attacks?

What do you think guys?

My best to everybody ;)

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#9412 Jun 20, 2012
WasteWater wrote:
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The mentally unstable always violate personal boundaries.
Good with some support :)

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#9413 Jun 20, 2012
To everybody except Manito: Maybe this could be another subject? How to make safe debate Forums? How to create rules and handle them?

Where to get the power?

If there are safe and respectful rules/ environments there might be possible to discuss, dialogue and develop, but I guess it is not possible to "work" when being continously attacked?

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#9414 Jun 20, 2012
So, protection, protection, protection, protection might be important?

If I want to improve and develop I might need a safe and good environment?

And then the challenge/ job might be to create that?

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#9415 Jun 20, 2012
To everyone except Manito:

When it comes to communication; Isn't it fair to have one open name? Why does Manito change name all the time?

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#9416 Jun 20, 2012
To everyone except Manito: Another thing I am not so sure if I like with this system is the judging-system. Isn't it better to have an open judging system?

So that people have to be responsible for their judging instead of hiding behind the judging? So if someone are being judged, they can ask more specific what people didn't like eventually why they judged in that way and so on?

What did they find funny and so on eventually?

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#9417 Jun 20, 2012
Manmanman wrote:
To everyone except Manito: Another thing I am not so sure if I like with this system is the judging-system. Isn't it better to have an open judging system?
So that people have to be responsible for their judging instead of hiding behind the judging? So if someone are being judged, they can ask more specific what people didn't like eventually why they judged in that way and so on?
What did they find funny and so on eventually?
What are you talking about? The troll buttons? ;0)
Derek

Pekin, IL

#9418 Jun 20, 2012
WasteWater wrote:
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What are you talking about? The troll buttons? ;0)
Now you're talking to someone on your own level.

Still haven't found even one Bible translation that questions God's many commands against all homosexual behavior I see.

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#9419 Jun 20, 2012
Derek wrote:
<quoted text>Now you're talking to someone on your own level.
Still haven't found even one Bible translation that questions God's many commands against all homosexual behavior I see.
Still haven't found even one quote from the Word of God condemning homosexuality, I see.
Derej

Pekin, IL

#9420 Jun 20, 2012
TheVeryUnRevKen wrote:
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Still haven't found even one quote from the Word of God condemning homosexuality, I see.
Your failure to face reality just make you and your horrible anti-Christian homofascist cause look pathetic:

Leviticus 18:22 - You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination.
Leviticus 20:13 - If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death. Their blood guiltiness is upon them.
Romans 1:26-27 - For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error.
I Corinthians 6:9 (NIV)- Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.
I Timothy 1:8-11 (NASB)- "But we know that the Law is good, if one uses it lawfully, realizing the fact that law is not made for a righteous person, but for those who are lawless and rebellious, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers and immoral men and homosexuals and kidnappers and liars and perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound teaching, according to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, with which I have been entrusted."

An ARTICLE OF RELIGION of the church you claim to be part of, but which does not recognize you:

Holy Scripture containeth all things necessary to salvation: so that whatsoever is not read
therein, nor may be proved thereby, is not to be required of any man, that it should be
believed as an article of the Faith, or be thought requisite or necessary to salvation.

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#9421 Jun 20, 2012
Derej wrote:
<quoted text>Your failure to face reality just make you and your horrible anti-Christian homofascist cause look pathetic:
Leviticus 18:22 - You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination.
Leviticus 20:13 - If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death. Their blood guiltiness is upon them.
Romans 1:26-27 - For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error.
I Corinthians 6:9 (NIV)- Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.
I Timothy 1:8-11 (NASB)- "But we know that the Law is good, if one uses it lawfully, realizing the fact that law is not made for a righteous person, but for those who are lawless and rebellious, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers and immoral men and homosexuals and kidnappers and liars and perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound teaching, according to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, with which I have been entrusted."
An ARTICLE OF RELIGION of the church you claim to be part of, but which does not recognize you:
Holy Scripture containeth all things necessary to salvation: so that whatsoever is not read
therein, nor may be proved thereby, is not to be required of any man, that it should be
believed as an article of the Faith, or be thought requisite or necessary to salvation.
Yes. Article 6.

But, why don't you post article 7, too?

Afraid that it may give too much latitude to the body of believers? Article 7 does not bind the Episcopalian to the Levitical Code. In fact, it acknowledges the release from the tenets of the Levitical Code, instead calling the Commandments "moral" in obligation.

You are full of manure, Mr. Manito Manurehead. You have lost any credibility that you may have had and now, after so many repetitions of your homophobic mantras, are reduced to no more than a carnival side show barker.

Ah, well... That's just the breaks and you have to live with them since you are the authority on functional obsolescence within scripture.

Thank God for the Truth delivered by the Holy Spirit.

Rev. Ken
this old dude

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#9422 Jun 20, 2012
What does it all mean???

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#9423 Jun 21, 2012
WasteWater wrote:
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What are you talking about? The troll buttons? ;0)
The Judge Buttons

Best regards

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#9424 Jun 21, 2012
I have no problems with Manito having his opinion. What I find problematic is his behaviour, continously attacking, judging, violating boundaries, not respecting boundaries and so on. Not sure how to threat such a person?

What could be done guys?

(Talking to everybody except Manito.)
Derek

Pekin, IL

#9425 Jun 21, 2012
TheVeryUnRevKen wrote:
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Yes. Article 6.
But, why don't you post article 7, too?
Afraid that it may give too much latitude to the body of believers? Article 7 does not bind the Episcopalian to the Levitical Code. In fact, it acknowledges the release from the tenets of the Levitical Code, instead calling the Commandments "moral" in obligation.
You are full of manure, Mr. Manito Manurehead. You have lost any credibility that you may have had and now, after so many repetitions of your homophobic mantras, are reduced to no more than a carnival side show barker.
Ah, well... That's just the breaks and you have to live with them since you are the authority on functional obsolescence within scripture.
Thank God for the Truth delivered by the Holy Spirit.
TheVeryUnRev. Ken
If Leviticus is binding morally, they engaging in homosexual acts is morally wrong. Of course it is also identified as among the very most serious sins in the New Testament, so your rant is pointless.

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#9426 Jun 21, 2012
this old dude wrote:
What does it all mean???
Can you be more specific please? What is it that you don't understand?

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#9427 Jun 21, 2012
RevKen wrote:
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Yes. Article 6.
But, why don't you post article 7, too?
Afraid that it may give too much latitude to the body of believers? Article 7 does not bind the Episcopalian to the Levitical Code. In fact, it acknowledges the release from the tenets of the Levitical Code, instead calling the Commandments "moral" in obligation.
You are full of manure, Mr. Manito Manurehead. You have lost any credibility that you may have had and now, after so many repetitions of your homophobic mantras, are reduced to no more than a carnival side show barker.
Ah, well... That's just the breaks and you have to live with them since you are the authority on functional obsolescence within scripture.
Thank God for the Truth delivered by the Holy Spirit.
Rev. Ken
What do you think you achieve when dialogueing with Manito?

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#9428 Jun 21, 2012
To everybody except Manito:

Wonder how to handle such things. Do you have some good ideas? I have no problems with him having his opinions, but what I find problematic is being attacked, getting my boundaries violated and so on, being accused, judged not specific.

In my opinion he has to be kept outside "the church" until or if he repents when he doesn't listen to us people trying to talk to him, but is it possible to keep him outside?

How could this be done practically?

How to handle?

But again, he is right to have his opinion, but when he doesn't behave it should be dealt with?

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#9429 Jun 21, 2012
Again; To everybody except Manito; How to make a safe and good place in here?
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