Civil Unions Debate - Hinton, WV
Are Civil Unions Enough?
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#22 Mar 27, 2012
The chapters before the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah are vague as to their wickedness. It does have Abraham bargaining with God to spare the place right after God tells him that he and his 90 year old half sister wife are about to have a baby.
Some of the men do try and rape some angels right before the destruction which is kind of funny if you think about it. How could a man rape an angel? I would think they'd be subject to different physical laws.
Why do we believe that the city was doomed for homosexuality? The Jewish tradition stresses their cruelty and lack of hospitality. Seems to me that Rabbis would have a better understanding of this passage than modern American Christians. Ezekiel 16:48-50 is more explicit in describing the city.
"Sodom never did what you and your daughters have done." He explains that the sin of Sodom was that "She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy. They were haughty and did detestable things before me."
Now that sounds wicked sounds more like the America we live in than the gay paradise people seem so afraid of.
Since: Nov 09
#23 Apr 8, 2012
Nothing in the Bible is fact or history. There is NO science in the Bible, so evidence of anything. You people have only that book to say homosexuality is wrong.
In virtually EVERY species in nature, male and female partnerships form ONLY for mating, and the rest of the time species form same-sex partnerships for their lives. Then again, it'd be too much for you idiots to watch a discovery channel special instead of shoving your heads in your antiquated book and barking on about how something written by men in 400 AD still applies today. What else did we keep from the Bronze Age? Nothing. Modern, intelligent people realize those were the Dark times. The church ruled the Earth once... oh yeah, The DARK AGES.
#25 Apr 8, 2012
Azathoth, have you ever wondered how the writers of the Bible knew that the Earth was round? How it rested on nothing?
You should really look into how many prophecies from the Bible have come about. How even people with non-significant roles in the Bible have been identified by carvings and ancient writings?
There is a Bible series on 3 VHS or DVD's put out out by the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania called "The Bible- A Book of Fact and Prophecy". I found it to be very interesting.
#26 Apr 9, 2012
6/6/11 From The Lord, Our God and Savior - A Letter Given to Timothy, For All Those Who Have Ears to Hear
Thus says The Lord: I HAVE SENT FAMINE UPON THE LAND!...
Even as in the day I caused a famine throughout the land of Israel... No, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of The Lord... As it was then, so it is this day also...
From the churches of men and from the devout I have removed My hand, and from My people I have taken back My Spirit...
Lo, one full day has passed since I left them desolate,
In severe thirst, with nothing at all to nourish them...
I have left them in darkness, with no light to guide them...
The still small voice, silent.
And what is this I hear among the churches of men and those devout in Israel, even among those who have recognized Mashiach in Israel? What voice do I hear lifted up to heaven, crying out for guidance, longing for My presence and The Word of The Lord? What sound from the people has entered into the ears of The Holy One?!...
I HEAR NOTHING! NOT A WORD IS SPOKEN! NO OUTCRY IS MADE! NO REPENTANCE IS OFFERED!... NO PLEA IS LIFTED UP! No one thirsts, not one hungers, not one of them seeks The Light or grasps My robe, that I might guide them through this darkness! Through this desolate land!... None listen for My voice.
Behold! I have spoken a multitude of words, a great number of speeches!... Letter after Letter, Volume after Volume. Yet they will not eat of this bread, for they are already full; nor will they drink from this cup, for they are drunken; nor can they lift their heads to look upon this glory, for the weight of their sin remains upon them...
THEY REFUSE TO SEE, THEIR EYES ARE BLINDED! THEY WILL NOT LISTEN, THEIR EARS ARE UNCLEAN!... THEY COVER THEIR FACES AND STOP THEIR EARS!... FOOLISH PEOPLE! MOST WICKED GENERATION! I DO NOT KNOW YOU!...
FILL UP THEN, THE FULL MEASURE OF YOUR ERROR, ACCORDING TO THE PERVERSE DOCTRINES OF YOUR FATHERS! BEAR THE SIN OF YOUR HERESIES! DRINK FROM THE CUP OF YOUR BLASPHEMIES, TO THE FULLEST!
Yes, I hear your songs and your spiritual hymns, offered up to God... HE LOOKS NOTHING LIKE ME! I see your uplifted hands, and I hear all these prayers offered up in the name of Christ... HE LOOKS NOTHING LIKE ME! PERVERSE GENERATION!
The Day of The Lord is here! Yes, I have declared it! In these very Letters, and by My servants, I have made it known. Lo, through this man I have spoken it, for he does seek to honor Me... I HAVE BROUGHT GLORY TO MY NAME!... Yet you have hated both Me and My word! YOU HAVE REJECTED THE VOICE OF THE LIVING GOD! YOU HAVE LOATHED THE MESSENGERS OF THE MOST HIGH! Therefore shall I also reject you, for your ways are loathsome in My sight! I have left you in famine, and now I shall leave you utterly desolate...
For I have called to My lambs, their hearts sing in anticipation...
I have called to My sheep, they have embraced My voice...
Yea, I have entered in and gathered them together...
Behold, the harvest is separated!
All is ready, the door is shut.
I have but to call out, and the first election shall pass from your sight... And the gate shall be shut. For the door is shut already, the time has passed... No more shall pass through.
I tell you the truth: You have done this! You have decided, your decision is made!... Yes, YOU have shut the door to ME!... Therefore is it also shut to you.
And it shall not be opened again, until you breathe your last,
Testifying to the name of Glory and Him crucified...
Until the time I open it anew...
Behold, I shall open the gates of the city,
And the dead shall pass through!...
The martyrs of The Lord lifted up to glory!
Since: Nov 09
#27 Apr 12, 2012
Faith: The period of science has been from about 1700 (When Christians stopped ruling the world, btw) to the present. Many ancient cultures, predating the Bible by thousands of years knew the Earth wasn't flat.(The Earth being flat being *entirely* a construct of the Church, and those who disagreed were put to death.)Some names and things have been verified to have existed from Biblical times, but the Bible ISN'T a historical document. Nothing that supposedly happened has ever been proven. Sodom and Gomorrah? Nothing. Garden of Eden? Nothing. Jesus? No historical *proof* exists. Heresay and conjecture aren't proof, despite how people want them to be.
Speaking of prophecy, do you have any idea how many more successful prophecies there were in history? If you make enough predictions, something will come true sooner or later. Look at your weather man.
I'm sorry, but your religion doesn't run our government, no matter how hard you people try. Tax breaks and benefits, insurance, etc. IS NOT and WILL NEVER BE the providence of religion.
You people used the same arguments when they wanted to end slavery, or allow integration of schools, or mix marriages, etc. and EVERY time, you've stood on the wrong side of progress. The world will move on with, or without, you. It's your choice whether you become the hated enemy of civil progress for the modern era, or join on the side of what is good.
#28 May 9, 2012
YAY!!!!! President Obama says his opinion on same sex marriage has evolved. He now supports same sex marriage rights.
I'm sure there will be anti-Obama people saying this is some kind of re-election ploy, but I don't think so. The reasons he gave for his 'evolution' in thinking makes alot of sense to me.
#29 Jun 20, 2012
god dont like it i dont like it
#30 Jun 20, 2012
This is something that affects us all. If we as a country allow same sex marriages then we are throwing away everything that our country has fought for and stood for. If we change this law before you know it there will be another law they will want to change and then we will just live in a country that has no values. And I personally do not want my children exposed to beliefs that it is ok to be gay. We are seeing this happen to our religious beliefs that are being taken to a point that eventually you will not even be able to worship together. We as a country are failing bad for what we stand for. I think it is time that we stand up for what we believe in and for me that is not allowing same sex marriages.
#31 Jun 20, 2012
You're really stupid. Well maybe not really stupid, but pretty funkin' stupid.
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