It's the other way around, Starship. I've backed all my statements with facts and analysis. You just refute them with facts not counting. I'm not sure what you want any more, but I've done my homework on this.
I have no doubt you've done your homework on this. But I don't see how that relates to my view that the Bible is sacrosanct and my belief that my thoughts and attitudes are consistent with that assumption
You're not following your Bible when it comes to Homosexuality. You're taking one line out of context and refuse to deal with it in the total context of the entire book. It seems to be a common issue with you. You pick and choose and ignore whole verses and then hold the whole thing up as sacrosanct. You can't have it both ways.
The Bible says in multiple places that being homosexual is wrong, not to be done, an abomination, etc. There is no verse saying "That doesn't apply anymore," or "This is only wrong under these conditions."
If there is, I'm not aware of it.
What you're doing is picking and choosing to persecute things you don't like that the book doesn't care about and then ignoring the things that the book explicitly says are sinful. You assume that the Bible can't support anything you view as immoral so you just try to ignore those bits.
You are forcing your morality on the Bible. You are not following it.
Perhaps you can show me where I've disagreed with anything the Bible has called sin, or called something sinful the Bible hasn't. And perhaps you can find examples of anybody, anytime, anywhere I've "persecuted".
Now I believe I have said, "I like pre-marital sex, a lot, and it really doesn't harm anyone. But, the Bible says it's wrong, therefore it is." "I don't see the big deal with women talking in Church, but the Bible says you shouldn't do that, so I guess you shouldn't do that." "The Bible says homosexuality is wrong. I guess it is. But, the Bible makes it clear that it's not my place to judge or enforce anybody's sexuality so I shouldn't."
I have no problem with you thinking I'm wrong. I might very well be. But I consider listening to the Bible sometimes, but not others a serious infraction, not to mention an example of cowardice. I don't do that.
If I have, please show me where that I might be made aware.
edited 23rd Oct '12 9:59:29 AM by TheStarshipMaxima