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The destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah not because of homosex
July 12, 2011
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The destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah because of homosexuality is not truee

According to the Torah, the kingdoms of Sodom and Gomorrah were allied with the cities of Admah, Zeboim and Bela. These five cities, also known as the "cities of the plain," were situated on the Jordan river plain in the southern region of the land of Canaan. Divine judgment by Yahweh was then passed upon Sodom and Gomorrah along with two other neighboring cities that were completely consumed by fire and brimstone. Neighboring Zoar was the only city to be spared during that day of judgment.
Christian and Islamic traditions, Sodom and Gomorrah have become synonymous with impenitent sin, and their fall with a proverbial manifestation of God's wrath. Sodom and Gomorrah have also been used as metaphors for vice and homosexuality viewed as a deviation. The story has therefore given rise to words in several languages, including the English word "sodomy", used in so-called sodomy laws to describe sexual acts deemed unnatural.

Is this really accurate.
Could Sodom and Gomorrah not be about homosexuality at all but about hospitality to strangers.
The Hebrew word in the Old Testament or in the Torah and in the verse concerning Sodom And Gomorrah is Yada meaning to know and has even a wider sense like:

- to Perceive - to Learn
- to Understand - to Recognize
- to Believe - to Accept His Claims

When the angels meaning messengers for YAWHEH god/ aliens came to Lot’s house they wanted to know them ( meaning to see who they were and recognize them and know from where they came from.)
Christians and Islamics are in error in believing it was because of homosexuals acts.

The theory that Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed because of homosexuality is full of holes.

The idea that "all" the men of Sodom were gay is ridiculous.
For one thing, Lot's daughters were pledged to be married to men of Sodom.
If all the men were homosexuals, why did Lot offer his daughters to appease them?
What good would it do to offer a gay man a woman to have sex with?
Finally, these people threatened Lot. If he didn't comply with their wishes they said they would do WORSE to him than that to the two visitors. They were also trying to force the door down.
These people were very angry just to have sex with two angles or messengers that it becomes ridiculous.

In Judges 19:22 we have a similar story

While they were enjoying themselves, some of the wicked men of the city surrounded the house. Pounding on the door, they shouted to the old man who owned the house, "Bring out the man who came to your house so we can have Yada to know him and over power him
In the account in Judges the wicked men were appeased with the female concubine.
This proves they were not homosexuals.
They were after knowing who was that man where he came from and over power him.

If you read further you'll learn that the tribe of Benjamin was almost totally destroyed because of this incident.
Neither the tribe of Benjamin nor the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah were punished because of homosexuality.
Both of these accounts clearly describe knowing who the person are and overpowering them and perhaps rape which could of been a mean of submission and humiliation.
What the men of Sodom were going to do to the angels in Genesis was what the men of Gibeah did to the traveler's concubine in Judges.

Why were Sodom and Gomorrah destroyed?

The Bible tells us exactly why these cities were destroyed.
Ezekiel 16:48-50
As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign LORD, your sister Sodom and her daughters never did what you and your daughters have done. "'Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: 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. Therefore I did away with them as you have seen. (NIV)

Ezekiel Chapter 16 is an allegory God used to compare unfaithful Jerusalem to an adulterous wife for committing religious adultery. As you can see God listed the sins of Sodom.
No homosexuality is listed there.
Those detestable or abominable acts mentioned refereed to the religious rituals popular in that time. I guess Yahweh God /Alien was very upset with competition other Gods/Aliens that these people were worshipping.

Deuteronomy 29:22-26

Your children who follow you in later generations and foreigners who come from distant lands will see the calamities that have fallen on the land and the diseases with which the LORD has afflicted it. The whole land will be a burning waste of salt and sulfur-- nothing planted, nothing sprouting, no vegetation growing on it. I
t will be like the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboiim, which the LORD overthrew in fierce anger.
All the nations will ask: "Why has the LORD done this to this land? Why this fierce, burning anger?" And the answer will be: "It is because this people abandoned the covenant of the LORD, the God of their fathers, the covenant he made with them when he brought them out of Egypt. They went off and worshiped other gods ( aliens )and bowed down to them, gods they did not know, gods he had not given them. (NIV)

Moses was about to die and he predicted the scattering of Israel and the destruction of the land like the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. This destruction of Israel was not prophesied because of homosexuality but because of religious infidelity.
This is quite in line with the context of the entire Bible. Of course God promises their restoration in Deuteronomy chapter 30.
Amos 4:11

"I overthrew some of you as I overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah. You were like a burning stick snatched from the fire, yet you have not returned to me," declares the LORD. (NIV)

If you read the book of Amos you find that God promises to overthrow Israel as He overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah for three things: turning away from God which is religious unfaithfulness, being evil to the poor and living selfishly.
Homosexuality is not even addressed.

Jeremiah 23:13,14

"Among the prophets of Samaria I saw this repulsive thing: They prophesied by Baal and led my people Israel astray. And among the prophets of Jerusalem I have seen something horrible: They commit adultery and live a lie. They strengthen the hands of evildoers, so that no one turns from his wickedness. They are all like Sodom to me; the people of Jerusalem are like Gomorrah." (NIV)
Here is yet another comparison of the promised judgment of Israel to the judgment of Sodom and Gomorrah.
Once again the theme is religious unfaithfulness, not homosexuality.

Matthew 10:11-15
"Whatever town or village you enter, search for some worthy person there and stay at his house until you leave. As you enter the home, give it your greeting. If the home is deserving, let your peace rest on it; if it is not, let your peace return to you. If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, shake the dust off your feet when you leave that home or town. I tell you the truth, it will be more bearable for Sodom and Gomorrah on the day of judgment than for that town. (NIV)
Here, Jesus Christ compares the sin of Sodom to the sin of faithlessness in people who reject the Gospel and in-hospitality.

Matthew 11:20-24

Then Jesus began to denounce the cities in which most of his miracles had been performed, because they did not repent. "Woe to you, Korazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! If the miracles that were performed in you had been performed in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. But I tell you, it will be more bearable for Tyre and Sidon on the day of judgment than for you. And you, Capernaum, will you be lifted up to the skies? No, you will go down to the depths. If the miracles that were performed in you had been performed in Sodom, it would have remained to this day. But I tell you that it will be more bearable for Sodom on the day of judgment than for you." (NIV)
Here the Lord again makes reference to Sodom's destruction as he talks about unrepentant cities that refuse to believe in him or his miracles.
This is about religious unfaithfulness and unbelief, not homosexuality.
Notice that Jesus said WHOEVER believes in him shall have eternal life. The condemnation is reserved for WHOEVER does not believe in Him. He made no mention of homosexuals in this passage.

Basically, Sodom and Gomorrah were bombed into oblivion with the use of nuclear or atomic weaponry. The evidence is both Biblical and via the ancient Sumerian texts, as well as modern data which relates to a dramatic and stunning increase in wind borne dust and what-not, the latter which apparently led to the end of the Akkadian Civilization. The latter is presented in the paper, "Climate change and the collapse of the Akkadian Empire: Evidence from the Deep-Sea" by Heide M. Cullen, et al. Their results docummented a "very abrupt increase in eolian dust and Mesopotamian aridity which is AMA radiocarbon dated to 4025 (plus or minus 125) cal. years BP [Before Present] and which persisted for approximately 300 years." The graphs given by these researchers provide physical evidence of something very major happening, and while there is no reason to assume the authors believed Sodom and Gomorrah were A-bombed, the abrupt increase in dust does provide plausible evidence.

Sodom and Gomorrah Rediscovered
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http://www.bibleplus.org/discoveries/sodomfound.htm

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July 13, 2011
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Tichan,

This is double talk...

This is, however, textbook of today's gnostic wise man logic or illogic if you will. Gnostic reasoning.

It doesn't make good nonsense when you know what many of these ancient civilizations were up to and what it was that they glorified in their holy days and festivals. It would make many today...blush..if that is even possible.

Much of this is kept from Peoples today..and particularly from Most Christians. They too haven't a clue. As I have often said...even many of my brethren are dumb as a box of rocks in many things. But not all.

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July 13, 2011
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Why Leviticus condemns homosexuality.
Before here is a few quotes from the New Testament and this is not gnostic teachings

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. (Romans 8:1)

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." (John 3:16)

"For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved." (John 3:17)

It is with certitude that Jesus didn't exclude lesbians and homosexuals.
Jesus said it is the will of the Father that all be saved.

My question is if If God didn't exclude anyone, who is it that is keeping people, gays and lesbians from coming to Christian churches?
The answer is ourselves and the churches.

By listening to long to the lies for so long we are forgetting to know that God created us and He accepts us -- what more do we need?

Some churches and especially the catholic one, the group that was supposed to free us is in actuality are the one trying to enslave us.

"Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." (John 8:32)

Actually we shouldn't be so surprised, since the same was true in Jesus' time. He referred to them in the harshest of terms:

"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cumin, and have neglected the weightier provisions of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness; but these are the things you should have done without neglecting the others. "You blind guides, who strain out a gnat and swallow a camel! "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you clean the outside of the cup and of the dish, but inside they are full of robbery and self-indulgence. "You blind Pharisee, first clean the inside of the cup and of the dish, so that the outside of it may become clean also. "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs which on the outside appear beautiful, but inside they are full of dead men's bones and all uncleanness. "Even so you too outwardly appear righteous to men, but inwardly you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness. "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you build the tombs of the prophets and adorn the monuments of the righteous, and say, 'If we had been living in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partners with them in shedding the blood of the prophets.' "Consequently you bear witness against yourselves, that you are sons of those who murdered the prophets. } "Fill up then the measure of the guilt of your fathers. "You serpents, you brood of vipers, how shall you escape the sentence of hell? "Therefore, behold, I am sending you prophets and wise men and scribes; some of them you will kill and crucify, and some of them you will scourge in your synagogues, and persecute from city to city, that upon you may fall the guilt of all the righteous blood shed on earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, whom you murdered between the temple and the altar." (Matthew 23:23-35)

Little as changed since Jesus' day from that which went before to that which came after, up to this very day.

Things we need to know concerning Leviticus and condemning homosexuality.

First the Bible was not written in English. The Old Testament was written in Hebrew and the New Testament was written in Koine Greek and Aramaic (a Syrian dialect spoken in the region around the Lake of Galilee). These original hand-written manuscripts are referred to as original autographs. These are without error.

later when these texts were translated into English (and other languages) certain biases of the translators crept in.
Therefore most modern translations are close to the original texts , but not totally in agreement with, the autographs the original scrips. Some differences are accidental, but many are deliberate.

Under the critical explanation or interpretation of a text, especially a religious text one goal is to remove "cultural" references so only universal truths remain. That is a slippery-slope, heavily influenced by the competence and motivation of the translators.
Fundamentalists, and Baptists are examples of this group that try to bring out the bible as it is in English. They have an emotional investment in the outcome while all logic goes out the window. The obvious example is their illogical, irrational, nonsensical treatment of what they refer to as "homosexuality" (whatever that is). The word homosexual was only coined during the last two centuries yet they choose to place it in a two thousand year old text!

Going back in time the ancient Jews maintained a strongly patriarchal society in which women and children had few rights.
Everything depended on the first-born male head-of-household for their very existence (under Jewish Law, women had no standing whatsoever -- they were property of the husband). Thus we encounter strong feelings about the role of women (straight and lesbian) in the church. In ancient Israel there was one law that covered both religious and secular activities; when we separate the two we're never sure in which category something rightly belongs.

Because of this and the prime verse used by "Christian" right-wing fundamentalists against homosexual persons: Leviticus 18:22, and its sister verse 20:13. (Verse 18:22 describes the offense and 20:13 prescribes the punishment). It would be easy to dismiss this as being of no consequence to New Testament Christians, except it is used as basis for Romans 1:27, 1 Corinthians 6:9, 1 Timothy 1:10, etc.

The things we have to know and find out in the bible is Israel had twelve sons from which came the twelve tribes of Israel. One of the tribe was Levi.
When Yahweh God set up His kingdom in the Promised Land, the Tribe of Levi was set aside to tend the duties of the Temple.
The other 11 tribes "tithed" their subsistence in the form of crops, oil, cattle, etc..

It is important to know that Levites were the priests and the Book of Leviticus described the duties and responsibilities of these priests.

Chapters 18 and 19 describe rules and regulations, while chapter 20 describes the punishments for violation (often including death). Let's examine verse 18:22 in more detail:

"Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination." (Leviticus 18:22).

Here is the same verse showing the major Hebrew words and their translations: ". . . shakab: H7901 . zakar: H2145 . . 'ishshah: H802 . . tow'ebah: H8441" (Leviticus 18:22).

Dots above represent minor words, such as a, an, the, etc. while the "H" numbers represent the corresponding entry in Strong's Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible. The Hebrew words as defined as follows:

7901. shakab, shaw-kab'; a prim. root; to lie down (for rest, sexual connection, decease or any other purpose):-- X at all, cast down, ([over-]) lay (self) (down), (make to) lie (down, down to sleep, still, with), lodge, ravish, take rest, sleep, stay.

2145. zakar, zaw-kawr'; from H2142; prop. remembered, i.e. a male (of man or animals, as being the most noteworthy sex):-- X him, male, man (child, -kind).

802. 'ishshah, ish-shaw'; fem. of H376 or H582; irregular plur. nashiym, naw-sheem'; a woman (used in the same wide sense as H582):--[adulter]ess, each, every, female, X many, + none, one, + together, wife, woman. Often unexpressed in English.

8441. tow'ebah, to-ay-baw'; or to'ebah, to-ay-baw'; fem. act. part. of H8581; prop. something disgusting (mor.), i.e. (as noun) (an abhorrence; espec. idolatry or (concr.) an idol:--abominable (custom, thing), abomination.

Note the terms imply sexual relations between men as with a man and a woman, but in what context we're not sure. Some scholars point out that the words can also be used as in reclining, but most discard that interpretation.

The very important thing to know and key to the puzzle is the Hebrew word tow'ebah for which the preferred translation is either idol or idolatry. So if a man lies with another man in sexual intercourse for the purpose of pagan religious worship, such actions are indeed prohibited by the Bible.

If people today homosexuals are engaging in sex for the purpose of pagan worship these actions are prohibited by Scripture.
Yahweh God was very clear on idol worship. Consider His Commandments:

"I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. "You shall have no other gods before Me. "You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth. "You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and the fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing loving kindness to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments." (Exodus 20:2-6)

So Yahweh God does not condemn homosexuals in general but the priests who commit idolatry by having sex with their own gender in religious worships which Yahweh God condemns as pagan

Why would men having sex together be considered idolatry or idol worship? This lies about pagan fertility cults.

Thousands of years ago people looked to the land for their livelihood. As farmers they knew if you had good seed and you fertilized well, you would reap good harvests and that depended if they had good rains and didn't have natural disasters.
Back then they could control the planting of seed, plowing and fertilizing, but they had little control over rains and other weather factors.
The rains and the weather factors were the dominion of the Gods.
They reasoned, there was some connection between human fertility and the growth in humans with the same things in plants.
Thus besides offering plant seeds to the gods, they opted to offer human seed (semen) as well so the Gods would give them rain and protect them from natural disasters.

This time of pagan worship took several forms. In one the men ejaculated their semen into the ceremonial fire. In another they threw young babies into the fire. In yet another the worshiper had sex with a temple cult prostitute.

It is this latter practice that is covered by Leviticus 18:22.
Leviticus 18:22 is about worshiper having sex with temple prostitute

Quotes of the Old Testament

"None of the daughters of Israel shall be a cult prostitute, nor shall any of the sons of Israel be a cult prostitute." (Deuteronomy 23:17)

"And there were also male cult prostitutes in the land. They did according to all the abominations of the nations which the LORD dispossessed before the sons of Israel." (1 Kings 14:24)

"He also put away the male cult prostitutes from the land, and removed all the idols which his fathers had made." (1 Kings 15:12)

"He also broke down the houses of the male cult prostitutes which were in the house of the LORD, where the women were weaving hangings for the Asherah." (2 Kings 23:7)

The bible refers to male temple cult prostitutes.
Nowhere in the bible does it list any other prohibitions against male-to-male (or female-to-female) sex.

Leviticus 18:22 refers to male temple cult prostitutes of old and not to today's homosexuals. There is other evidence, such as the grouping of Leviticus 18, verses 21 through 24, and the subject matter of the entire chapter.

July 13, 2011
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Tichan,

People have a right to accept or not accept what they desire to accept or not accept. In anything. This cannot be mandated by laws of men.

The problem you are attempting to default through on is not Homosexuality..it is sexuality. This is why it is double talk. Gnostic Wise man nonsense.

God's people are never to define themselves by their sexuality ...ever. They are to define themselves by God living in them.

No where in the Olde Testament do you ever find such an instruction to define ones self by their sexuality or to glorify themselves by their sexuality. All glory is to God ..both Olde and New Testaments.

Never by sexuality, sexual orientation.

This is so...in this manner..because the nations surrounding Ancient Israel were already doing these abominations en mass....in their religions. This is why the Ancient Israelis were told not to do as the nations inhabiting the land before them did...to cleanse the lands ...even at times of the animals ...because they were all abominations...defiled.

And we have the record of the Ancient Israelis falling into this olde ancient pattern of the abominations done by the previous inhabitants of the land...the abominations of the nations which surrounded them...complete with their sexual depravities....of all types and imaginations.

The building and constructing of Groves and High places was an abomination because these were the Bunny Clubs of the day where the Ancient Israelis carried on secretly and privily the relgions of the abominations of the nations surrounding them. All kinds of abominations. They worshiped these other gods on the hills in the daytime and in the valleys at night. These were fertiltiy cult religions...worshiping the creature not the creator.

Some of the cities wherein were found a small group of believers in the New Testament..were cities of great abominations in the other Pagan Religions. This is hardly taught to believers. You find this both in the Olde and New Testament times if you know the history.

Some of the stuff/abominations these other nations and also the Children of Israel got involved into would make Hugh Hefner and Larry Flint look like Kindergarden Kids.

God's peoples are to separate from anything which is of this pattern...homo as well as hetero sexuality. They are never to define themselves by their sexuality ever.

They are to define themselves by the God who dwells in them.

This is the point you have totally missed in your long dissertations in order to justify some position which to those who know...does not make good nonsense.

We who are His, do not justify ourselves or anyone else by sexuality or sexual orientation.

We are here to Glorify Him..not ourselves.

To those of us who know...and can discern...you are giving us the name of your god.

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Orangetom

July 13, 2011
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My point is the God in us the Creative God Force does not condemn sexuality.
Either homo or straight it is part of us as humans. There is no sin in sex.
One thing I want to make clear is that I do not beleive that the God in the old testament is a God.
That is your prerogative to beleive this.

This Yahweh pretending to be God states CLEARLY THAT HE IS A JEALOUS GOD.
How could you have a god that has human attributes like jealousy. And jealous of others Gods.If they did not exist he would not be jealous.
Therefore he had to be in competition with other Gods that the people of Sodom and Gomorrah were worshiping.

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Remember me and telling you I would check out your information? Here I am again, and before you call me a Prick and any vile other names, think twice before you do. Its not going to be tolerated anymore, this is not the battle forum.

Your first paragraph is a word for word quote, from wikipedia, about Sodom and Gomorrah, but you detour from that artical on this subject distorting a few things. Actually more than a few.
You should read it and quote the entire thing, because you skip right over what it says concerning the unnatural acts, from 2 different approaches to viewing Sodam and Gomorrah, which are a sexual and a non-sexual perspective, depending on the religion. It involves the forcing of unnatural acts on strangers, as one of the primary sins God considered abominations, you refer to is hospitality to strangers in the non-sexual perspective. You would like to believe this Bible story is unrelated, or a fabrication we should all regard as false. That it has nothing to do with Homosexuality. You need to read what the aritcal really says, becasue not showing what it really says is another distortion.

I'm not Bible scolar but it didn't tke me long to find this, and it discredits whatever far fetched theory you are concocting. Sodom and Gomorrah is viewed in religions both in sexual and not sexual context, and in either one the sins of abomination are clear, maybe even worse in the non-sexual viewpoint you are trying to contend was the issue, simple hospitality to stangers.
The inhospitality involved the forcing of unnatural sexual acts upon these strangers.

You made a statement about how it was in clear black and white, but when you do not copy and paste completly, alter it, or you pick and choose only the parts that suit you, that is not clearly black or white.

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get a life greeny 2 and join a hit squad

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I'm not Bible scolar but it didn't tke me long to find this, and it discredits whatever far fetched theory you are concocting. Sodom and Gomorrah is viewed in religions both in sexual and not sexual context, and in either one the sins of abomination are clear, maybe even worse in the non-sexual viewpoint you are trying to contend was the issue, simple hospitality to stangers.
The inhospitality involved the forcing of unnatural sexual acts upon these strangers.

To your stupid words above that is not what what scholars say and religious historians have come up with a very different theory that your religious up bringing.
Why when you do your cut and paste on your charts or other stuff that I can bring out its ok.

The original Hebrew word to know is yada there is no sexual intercourse there and all is very well explained.
The original Hebrew word for abomination is idolatry and that was Hebrews were having sex with male prostitute in the temples.

Its obvious that your religious belief have been attacked and you will be haunting me on all of the posts that I bring fort

Here goes again your threat Dark Vader

............Remember me and telling you I would check out your information? Here I am again, and before you call me a Prick and any vile other names, think twice before you do. Its not going to be tolerated anymore, this is not the battle forum..............

Well you are just a hot bigot religious son of a bitch hound dog waiting like a snake in the grass to strike .
Tolerated or not take your threats and shove it up your ass greeney 2 .

As I said before its your views or the highway.
I rather take the highway than side with your one closed mind.
You are a reel shit head and will used any excuse to discredit others.

For your information dodo bird. The blackvault is a collection of all others works and cut in past of links, articles, multi media, radio, T.V. videos, books, you tubes etc and this taken off from the internet.
My comments and posts reflecting my views and also from the internet is as valid as everything that the blackvault brings forth because it is of the same source.

Your to dumb to realize this. All your source comes from the internet bozo boy.

Anyhow some people enjoyed my posts and were not the suborn idiot procrastinating fool that you are.

You once told me I could not take the heat in the Kitchen well shit head you cannot take the heat outside of your box in bigot religious views.

Will not call you a prick anymore because guess what pricks have more to give by being useful that you greeny 2

There you have the green light to ban me asshole. Hoops should not call you an asshole because asshole like pricks are way too useful for the human kind.

Maybe I should call you greeney 2 defender and commander in chief of the the faith

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The Levitical Ban: The Final Verdict
HOMOSEXUALITY AND THE BIBLE,
Key Passage: Leviticus 18:21-23, Deuteronomy 22:5, Genesis 38:9-10
By Bruce L. Gerig

http://epistle.us/hbarticles/l.....icus6.html

According to Nelson's Bible Dictionary Corinth was ancient Greece's most important trade city.

In the Strong's dictionary the Hebrew word is #6945 qadesh (kaw-dashe'); a (quasi) sacred person, i.e. (technically) a (male) devotee (by prostitution) to licentious idolatry. Although the definition is clear, some versions of the Bible translate this as homosexual while other versions correctly translate it to male temple or shrine prostitute. Notice the following example of one of those scriptures. The New International Version reads:

Deuteronomy 23:17-18

No Israelite man or woman is to become a shrine prostitute. You must not bring the earnings of a female prostitute or of a male prostitute into the house of the LORD your God to pay any vow, because the LORD your God detests them both. (NIV)

Now look at how this scripture is mistranslated in The Living Bible:

Deuteronomy 23:17-18

"No prostitutes are permitted in Israel, either men or women; you must not bring to the Lord any offering from the earnings of a prostitute or a homosexual, for both are detestable to the Lord your God. (TLB)

There may be some homosexual prostitutes, but not all homosexuals are prostitutes. Likewise, there may be female prostitutes, but not all females are prostitutes.

http://www.christiangay.com/he.....orinth.htm

Bible Abuse Directed at Homosexuals

http://www.stjohnsmcc.org/new/.....iticus.php

Read an open your mind and horizon greeney 2

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Tichan,

See my post in the thread on male temple prostutition.

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