DIss0n80r wrote:Yet Jesus himself may have been gay.
humphreys wrote:Is it not true that Jesus never mentioned homosexuality? Is it not also true that Leviticus is most often cited by Christians as evidence that homosexuality is wrong? In my experience it is, and that's a double-standard because you must either accept OT or not, you can't pick and choose.
What Leviticus says about menstruation is universal. We are not talking about laws, we are talking about direct statements from God about women on their period as "unclean", and everything they touch, or go near as "unclean". Men are supposed to stay away from them because they are so unclean.
How is that something that is not universal? Did menstruating women suddenly become clean when Jesus died on the cross? Because that makes no sense.
How many Christians sleep in a separate bed from their wives when they have their period? Do you? It seems that the Bible's stance on the matter is quite clear, even if that "law" is not strictly mandatory these days, it should at least be considered good practice.
Notice also, that God, in all his wisdom, does not instruct women on how to be hygienic, he simply tells men to "stay away", as they are "unclean".
It seems to me that a heck of a lot of focus is put on homosexuality as opposed to most other things in the OT, and that the NT's rules to simply "love thy neighbour" are seldom followed.
frrostedman wrote:Hump, you keep mentioning Christians who hold fast to the old, Mosaic Laws. I know many Christians as well, that do the same thing.
They do so in error and it grieves me to say I am repulsed whenever they condemn others using those old Laws.
frrostedman wrote:The New Testament specifically, utterly, and completely condemns intimate relationships between homosexuals.
frrostedman wrote:Leviticus contains Laws that were given to the Hebrew people for them to live by. God was concerned that His chosen people would live and not spread disease (in this case through blood transfer).
frrostedman wrote:What is the New Testament's take on this?
frrostedman wrote:I guess He could have told them to grab a bottle of Massengil, but, whatever.
frrostedman wrote:What does "love thy neighbor" have to do with the subject at hand.
humphreys wrote:If you think your average Christian is not full of a little bit of hatred towards homosexuals I think you are closing your eyes to the truth.
greeney2 wrote:humphreys wrote:If you think your average Christian is not full of a little bit of hatred towards homosexuals I think you are closing your eyes to the truth.
But your average Atheist, or homosexual, are not full of hatred twards Christians?
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