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Dan Savage Savages the Bible, Christianity, and the Pope (Part II)

ltrombly Wrote: May 05, 2012 2:23 PM
Even in the new testament it speaks of homosexuality and it wasn't just mentioned in the time of Moses: . Romans 1:26-28 says: These people knowingly rejected God’s revealed truth. Thus God “gave them up to uncleanness through the lust of their own hearts, to dishonor their own bodies between them.” (Rom. 1:24) Also is found In I Corinthians 6:9,10, and again mentioned in 1 Timothy 1:9, 10. Here I have made my statement for the truth and it comes From God, himself. Call me what you like, but this I stand on the word of God and the truth. God Love all his children Homosexual or not . he abhors the act of homosexuality. - Re: man laying with man & women laying with woman.
K'ssandra Wrote: May 05, 2012 3:38 PM
I don't care what you or the guys who wrote the bible think god thinks about homosexuality. And your god clearly doesn't care if I'm homosexual since he did nothing to change me no matter how much I begged him to.
jmg11 Wrote: May 05, 2012 7:21 PM
We KNOW what God thinks of homo"sex"uality. You know, too. Why dance around that simple point? You have clearly demonstrated that you are deeply troubled, but this little dance cannot do you any good.

Go to the light; don't pretend it is not light. This gets easier with practice, but you have to start before it will ever get easier.
K'ssandra Wrote: May 05, 2012 9:56 PM
I spent 20 years of my life begging your god to change me. Why didn't he? If your suppsedly loving god will do nothing to allow me to conform the the supposed rules he supposedly created, when I really, really wanted too what good is he? Please take your self-righetousness and shove it.
jmg11 Wrote: May 05, 2012 11:09 PM
I do not know why you did not change. He does it His way, not yours. God will help you change if you believe in Him, ask Him, and then, cooperate with His idea of how you should live. He will change you completely, not just this one thing. He will do it on His timetable; maybe soon, maybe it takes decades. Maybe you did not meet His conditions?

On to self-righteousness; I am righteous to the extent that I follow God’s way (that is not self-righteousness). You seem to think God should have changed you because you asked Him. And you blame Him for your problems; if you admit them (sins), He will wipe them away. You seem to have a dose of self-righteousness. So I think I shall not shove self-righteousness; it would only hurt you.

Cheito Wrote: May 07, 2012 9:38 AM
The problem is that you don't care. You'll find out soon enough what God thinks about homosexuality, because you'll have to give Him an account of all that you've done. And you should know that God will not change you unless you first repent and acknowledge that homosexuality is a sin. Do you believe that desiring sexually a person of your own sex is lust and unnatural? First you must reject sin then God forgives you and cleanses you. But if you say that you have not sinned then God will not listen to you and you will die in your sin. Jesus has the power and authority to forgive you but you must repent.

If the Bible is “a radically pro-slavery document” (Dan Savage), how is it that Christians who successfully fought for the abolition of slavery in the 18th and 19th centuries based their opposition to slavery on that very same Bible? The answer is simple: The Bible is actually not “a radically pro-slavery document.”

According to Savage (following atheist Sam Harris), “the Bible got the easiest moral question that humanity has ever faced wrong. Slavery! What’re the odds that the Bible got something as complicated as human sexuality wrong? 100% percent.”

To be candid, it’s easy to see where Savage and Harris are...