1. Religious or not, don't go around hating.Originally posted by Gandalf White
As this thread, and indeed the whole GOR, is being closed sometime tomorrow, all I have to say are these two things.
1. Love the sinner, hate the sin.
2. You'll all be judged by an all-knowing God at the end of your life. It may sound nutty to you, but we'll find out who's right in the end...
Oh I get it. So it's perfectly okay for Christians to bash homosexuality ( in which case it's called "explaining their views" ), but not for non-Christians to oppose these views ( in which case it is labelled "bashing" ). Yeah, that's just great.I don't know what some of you people expected, but I expected Christians to explain their views on Homosexuality, not for non-Christians to BASH Christians because of their beliefs.
That's exactly what I mean, as long as it's for religion, it's okay to say anything. But if not, then it's labelled as offensive, bashing, ignorant, or childish, as you've just shown. Look, I'm not turning this into a full on argument, I'm just saying I think your criticism should not have been directed at non-Christians alone. Believe it or not, religion is not something that makes people different from anyone else, the same rules apply. Don't discriminate, don't hate ( and this includes hating people's natures too ). It's as simple as that.Originally posted by Ciryaher
This is because those are those people's beliefs.
While it is the exact opposite in the "real world."Originally posted by Lúthien Séregon
Oh I get it. So it's perfectly okay for Christians to bash homosexuality ( in which case it's called "explaining their views" ), but not for non-Christians to oppose these views ( in which case it is labelled "bashing" ). Yeah, that's just great.
Well, that was my point. Although I believe we will, we'll have to wait to see who's right.Then again, we may not.
I think anyone can do it without getting their eyes crossed; in fact, I think everyone does do it, to themselves at least. I hate some of the things I do, but I do not hate myself; I think everyone who is not a psychopath sometimes hates something they did.I don't see why I can't questions beliefs, wether religious or not, that apparently think it's alright to hate certain peoples behavior as long as they don't hate the person. Apart from the fact I don't understand how one could manage such thought without your eyes crossing, I wonder why it's okay to hate peoples behavior while it is in no way causing any harm to anyone else.
About this point, I got tired of re-reading through the thread, but I think this is a good sample.Thuringwethil:
"Some others.. No use to address names, you know who you are. No use to write what I think about you, either. It would be censored in zero time anyway."
Must be pretty bad.
"If a gay Christian is an oxymoron, which is probably right, then there should be less christians due to closed mindedness"
What shall we do with them? Put all close-minded Christians in gas-chambers?
"How could anyone be homosexual, I mean its just nasty( I wish there was a throw up smilie), I think its wrong and God hates it."
From the mouth of God Himself
Wonko the Sane:
"If you're straight there aren't any bigots like you lot trashing them at every turn and saying God hates them"
I'm a bigot? Well I've only seen one person "trash" homosexuals. See Above.
"God made Adam and Eve
Not Adam and Steve."
Totally out of line. Very rude and I just can't stand insulting little jingles like this.
Would you please elaborate on how you think one can simply become homosexual?I wouldn't think of becoming homosexual myself,
Homophobia has played a great part in making this uncommon or undesirable behaviour, especially with men. Is a (wo)man not capable of evaluating whether another (wo)man is attractive or has some appealing feature? Of course (s)he is! Does that mean that there's something wrong with the person, or does it hint at their being bisexual or homosexual! Not really.I do have a question, though. Is it "normal" for males to consider other males attractive in the same (or similar) way that they consider females attractive? Like "He has really pretty eyes" or things along those lines...just wondering.