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@Originalbosfan1 Actually he wasn't being judgmental - he was referring to all of us having a life of sin and that we should all strive to be free of it .. to be better people I actually know quite a bit of scripture .. enough to have been in front of a class at a seminary in Ireland - Long story there mate but truth .. that was one of the reasons I asked about the translation of the Bible that was your preference so I could know your frame of reference on other items - however it seems that you overlooked that question as well as the rest of the context of the paragraph ... sort of what your last paragraph backhandedly accuses me of regarding scripture, interesting there.
However I am not here to belittle Christianity .. or the Bible for that matter however but my entire stance is that those that profess to be Christian should not be judging others .. they are not the Divine they should live the teachings instead of just preaching the teachings. In fairness I do know a number of Christians who DO understand this a fair number of the. unfortunatly not all
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@Originalbosfan1 You made the comment that you accept the Bible as true. Might I ask you which translation it is that you accept as true? The only reason I ask is that I am looking to see the values of the time period that that translation was done. Each time the Bible has been translated the frame of reference of the translator came in to play. Please note I am not bashing here just trying to understand YOUR frame of reference. Now having said that, I do know that the when Christ said "let he who is without sin cast the first stone" is in all the translations that I have seen, along with his gospel of love. Some people remember this and have actually learned this. Those are individuals that I see as having actual faith rather than religion in my view there is a difference.
@orinkendall Most religions don't have a dim view on homosexuality as one of your posts stated .. with over 6000 religions in the world but most people having exposure to only a handful I don't find it surprising that this assumption being made since the fanatics (those with lots of religion and little in faith from my perspective) in the big "mainstream" ones spouting off what their view is. A good percentage present no view on homosexuality at all, while others describe the division of property in the event that two men or two women marry to determine who would control the family holdings (final decision maker of the family properties ). Again please understand that I am not bashing anyone I am just stating things I found on my own spiritual quest. I looked / read /studied several religions/faiths after a, well lets just say a life changing situation occurred that I am lucky to have survived. and I will say this I now have Faith.
I have always had many homosexual friends and have never tolerated people preaching hate in my presence be it about someones race, faith , or sexual preference and some times it has cost me friends for taking my stance but it is worth it to me ..
I wanted to say think you for this article. I came to this article from " A Teen's Brave Response.." and I think you nailed this I keep coming back to how Jesus is said to have taught of love and acceptance - that it is not us who should judge for none of us is without sin none of us is worthy to do the judging .. and that to be a Christian one is meant to live by the ways of Christ ... well by doing the judging, well lets just say it is to fall short of his teachings..