Thursday, August 09, 2012

Don't Like Gay Marriages? Don't Get One...

There is a big difference between "like" and "agree". For instance, I had a woman on my Facebook account write a quote from Rick Warren that stated, "Our culture has accepted two huge lies. The first is that if you disagree with someone's lifestyle, you must fear them or hate them. The second is that to love someone means you agree with everything they believe or do. Both are nonsense. You don't have to compromise convictions to be compassionate."  This is just like saying, if you "disagree" with blacks intermarrying with whites. It's not a matter of "agreeing" --- if you don't like something --- don't pipe in on what others prefer to do or how they want to live. It's none of your business to agree or not to agree. You can dislike it all you want. But what about disliking the Kardasian's wedding, Tiger Woods or Newt Gringrich's lifestyle? Just because all were straight - then yes - they're all accepted or, umm, "agreed upon".  Perhaps they didn't care for what they did, but hey, they're heterosexual so...

Which brings me to self-righteous idiots trying to take away the LGBT community's ability to marry one another - to have equal rights - to live happily without your approval. So, by you "disagreeing" with one's lifestyle, you are potentially taking away someone else's rights. To put so much energy into that, you must "fear or hate" them, as Rick Warren states. So your religion says it's a sin, right? My religion as a Christian says it's not. And if you think that's not the case, then put down your shrimp scampi and start shaving that beard (goes out also to the woman who posted this lovely quote) because that was the Old Testament that stated homosexuality was an abomination. All other scriptures in the New Testament are referring to promiscuity and lust, plain and simple. Premarital heterosexual sex is a sin. Judge yourselves before making a huge leap to judge others. People are so preoccupied with trying to make people "right" with God -- even if they don't believe in the same religion. Morons.

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The Elephant's Child said...

Yes!!! Fist clenched in the air. You are right on every count.
PS: I don't agree with anyone all of the time - and that includes myself.

Paula said...

Romans 1:26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. 27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.
The NT also thinks gays should die. And if you throw out the OT, there go the 10 commandments. Just give up a primitive, archaic religion with absolutely no proof of the truth.
As for drugs? Someone else does drugs, he could kill me on the road. He does pot near me, I inhale it. Screw that. It's forcing me to breathe it against my will. And the kids in the houses. Drugs are illegal because they make people look like fools, lamebrains, and temporary schizophrenics.

Deb said...

Here is my interpretation of the cherry picked version of 1 Corinthians 6:9-11…

“Don’t you know that those who do wrong will have no share in the Kingdom of God? Don’t you fool yourselves. Those who indulge in sexual sin, who are idol worshipers, adulterers, male prostitutes, homosexuals, thieves, greedy people, drunkards, abusers, and swindlers---none of these will have a share in the Kingdom of God.”

Now, most homosexuals will say to that verse that’s been thrown at them by other judgmental people, “Oh wow! I’m going to hell if I continue being gay!”

Wrong. Read the next verse, which most Christians fail to provide for you…

“There was a time when some of you were just like that, (before Christ), but now your sins have been washed away, and you have been set apart for God. You have been made right with God because of what the Lord Jesus Christ and the Spirit of our God have done for you.”

He died on the cross. He save every one of us.

In Romans, the term “homosexuality” is used in reference to immorality between heterosexuals and homosexuals. They were engaging in orgies and reckless sex. Promiscuity is a bit different than a loving relationship between two people of whatever gender.

In fact, the word “homosexuality” is defined differently in the first Hebrews scriptures. The passage in the ancient Hebrew is clearly talking about male-male sex acts, specifically anal sex. The issue was penetrating an anus with a penis, this making the penis literally 'unclean' to the point of forbidding entry into a vagina. Many heterosexuals do this act in itself.

So let me ask you, why would you cherry pick “homosexuality” as your sin of choice?

Let me just remind you of what's most important, per Jesus.
The Most Important Commandment: "One of the teachers of religious law was standing there listening to the discussion. He realized that Jesus had answered well, so he asked, 'Of all the commandments, which is the most important?'
Jesus replied, 'The most important commandment is this: Here, O Israel! The Lord our God is the one and only Lord. And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, and all your soul, and all your mind, and all your strength. The second is equally important. Love your neighbor as yourself. No other commandment is greater than these.'" ~Matthew 22:34-40

It’s so pointless to argue with people who believe in God. Your fear is what drives you to think that just ONE sin or “thought-to-be” sin is going to put people to hell.
What’s your sin? Or are you just throwing stones?