FootbalYouBet wrote:That's probably one of the scariest things I've ever read.
Like I said before you're free to believe what ever you want but at least I can rationalize my belief. What's scary is that you stated if it weren't for the Bible you wouldn't believe homosexuality is wrong. That means you can't rationalize a reason for why it is wrong but because one line in the Bible that you interpret as homosexuality is wrong you believe it. That goes right back to the point Al was making. If you blindly believe homosexuality is wrong then why don't you blindly follow other parts of the Bible? This is where faith gets scary because you can justify pretty much anything with out any rationalization and there a many examples of this threw out history.
I can indeed rationalize a reason. I beleive that God decides what is right and wrong. If I did not beleive that, then I would beleive that we each decides for ourselves what is right and wrong. Since I do beleive that God decides what is right and wrong, and I do believe that God has decided for whatever reason that it is wrong, then, believing in God as I do, I choose to believe that what God says is wrong, is wrong.
I can also rationalize why God says it is wrong. Gods told us to go forth and multiply. Homosexual lifestyle is counter to this commandment. Its really not that hard to rationalize.
In the beginning, incest was not taboo. Then God eventually told us it was no longer allowed. He didnt tell us why, but that didnt stop us from finding our own reasons, which may or may not be Gods.
As for discrimination, I have never treated any homosexual person different in any way. I have had good friends who were gay. I have never denied anyone anything on the basis of their sexual orientation, just as I have never denied anyone anything on the basis of knowing they have committed adultery, or any other sin.
As for the rest of the bible, if you care to bring up any specific example in another thread, then I will try to enlighten you about it.