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Ill. House Approves Legalizing Same-Sex Civil Unions

I know many atheists who are moral upsatnding citizens. They don't need religion to tell them that stealing or murder is wrong. Even our ancient ancestors, before the inception of religion would have had the compassion to understand that these things are wrong or at least learned that theft and murder led to retaliation. On the flipside of this we have many, many examples of religion leading people to steal and kill in the name of their god. The crusades. The puritans slaughter of the native americans. 9/11. I could go on, but Topix has a limited amount of space to reply.  (Feb 22, 2011 | post #8348)

Antioch, IL

Ill. House Approves Legalizing Same-Sex Civil Unions

More likely you're drunk.  (Feb 22, 2011 | post #8345)

Antioch, IL

Ill. House Approves Legalizing Same-Sex Civil Unions

You should re-register under the name Captain Obvious. Although I would amend a bit as "of no importance except to (me) and others who agree with me. Obviously those who made the decision disagree with me. I do live with it, it is not as imporatant as other issues to me. As for "it ain't going to change?" Time will tell. I find the use of God's name on money more blasphemous than I do unconstitutional and I am not alone in that opinion. Even Theodore Roosevelt felt the use of the phrase on our coins cheapened its use and was close to sacrilege: http://query.nytim es.com/mem/archive -free/pdf?res=9406 E2D8103EE033A25757 C1A9679D946697D6CF  (Feb 22, 2011 | post #8344)

Antioch, IL

Ill. House Approves Legalizing Same-Sex Civil Unions

Which is the core of your problem. The Bible has become your golden idol. And you seem to hold it higher than God.  (Feb 21, 2011 | post #8305)

Antioch, IL

Ill. House Approves Legalizing Same-Sex Civil Unions

No. I refer back to rabbinical studies over the original Hebrew text. And yes, the Hebrews considered the sin worthy of destruction. It also coincides with what Jesus calls the second greatest Commandment: "Love your neighbor as you would love yourself." Are you saying God would be wrong to destroy people for disobeying His second greatest Commandment, as spoken by his very son? It is homophobic bigots that have taken their hate for homosexuality to twist the words of the Bible to support their hatred. It is sad that you would deny the word of Jesus and try to debunk the scholars of the original text to explain why it is OK for you to ignore the second greatest Commandment.  (Feb 21, 2011 | post #8304)

Antioch, IL

Ill. House Approves Legalizing Same-Sex Civil Unions

No, they wanted to interrogate and harrass the newcomers. They wanted to show that outsiders were not welcome in their city. It was one of the biggest sins in the eyes of the Jewish authors that wrote about their times.  (Feb 21, 2011 | post #8303)

Antioch, IL

Ill. House Approves Legalizing Same-Sex Civil Unions

I agree that he continues to "speak" to us. I just don't think many devout Christians are receiving the message because they are too busy thumping their Bibles.  (Feb 21, 2011 | post #8302)

Antioch, IL

Ill. House Approves Legalizing Same-Sex Civil Unions

And I pray for those who get their "learnin " from bumper stickers.  (Feb 21, 2011 | post #8301)

Antioch, IL

Ill. House Approves Legalizing Same-Sex Civil Unions

Both instances were added LONG after our founding fathers. I find it quite blasphemous and unconstitutional to print God's name upon money.  (Feb 21, 2011 | post #8300)

Antioch, IL

Ill. House Approves Legalizing Same-Sex Civil Unions

You, for one, in your little rant against Rabbis earlier.  (Feb 18, 2011 | post #8162)

Antioch, IL

Ill. House Approves Legalizing Same-Sex Civil Unions

You have an excuse why everybody else's religious beliefs are wrong. Weren't you the one trying to use the old chestnut "If everyone else is crazy/wrong... " I think we all know the answer to this one by now.  (Feb 18, 2011 | post #8137)

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Ill. House Approves Legalizing Same-Sex Civil Unions

So, if you are going to discount those who crucified Christ, the writers of the Old Testament. And you are going to deify Jesus and hold to His word as the Truth, then where in the Bible did Jesus condemn homosexuality. You seem to want it both ways. Discount the OT and hold Jesus on high. But then you ignore His teachings to fit your own prejudices.  (Feb 18, 2011 | post #8134)

Antioch, IL

Ill. House Approves Legalizing Same-Sex Civil Unions

They are not both theories. Creationism is a belief based on the words of the Bible. Those who believe in creationism cannot provide empirical evidence, nor do they need evidence to believe. Evolution is a theory based on empirical scientific evidence. Those who understand what it means to be scientific theory understand that this is best possible scientific explanation. I personally believe that God reveals His mysteries through continued use of our brains via scientific study and that the story told in the Bible was inspired by God, but limited by Man's very basic understanding of science. What we understand of evolution now is getting closer to how a complex being like God would actually set things in motion. Snapping one's fingers to create Adam & Eve is just primitive parlor tricks similar to Greek mythology and other "pagan" explanations before it. But setting in motion the Big Bang to create a universe of evolving life sounds much more on par with what an omniscient God could accomplish.  (Feb 18, 2011 | post #8133)

Antioch, IL

Ill. House Approves Legalizing Same-Sex Civil Unions

It was already considered legally acceptable when every sodomy law was thrown off the books as unconstitutional. What century are you in?  (Feb 18, 2011 | post #8107)

Antioch, IL

Ill. House Approves Legalizing Same-Sex Civil Unions

You asked what the second most important Commandment was. Your futile attempt to bait and switch is pathetic. You cannot prove that God abhors the activity in question. All you have is a book that men wrote trying to explain God in their own opinion. Then they declared that God had spoken to them but would never speak to another prophet again and sheep like you believe these ancient men. I still see God's wisdom being given to us. But we have to seek it through science and research. His mysteries still unfold and I won't let you or any ancient prophets lock knowledge away. That is the true work of the Devil, to keep God's wisdom away from you and to keep you compliant and complacent as false servitors of God's will.  (Feb 18, 2011 | post #8106)

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