Jesus himself never said a thing about homosexuality. So anything in the new testament otherwise is hearsay. I don't really care if you or him or her thinks it's a sin, because there is no clear interpretation of that. It's all how you decide you understand it from the words that have been passed down for thousands of years and translated hundreds of times. There's no clarity. It's mailable, ever changing, which breeds humans prejudice into prosecution. So even considering Christianity is true, there's no clear cut word from the son of God himself. There's no way to know. So why concern yourselves with it?
Homosexuality would actually seem to come down to a human issue. How humans perceive it. Sin or not, there's no reason to hold it above any other sin, sin is sin and according to what I've learned from a Christians point of view, we're all sinners. Homosexuality, the more I learn about it in religion, the more I come to believe it's just people who prosecute it.
And again, there's scientific facts that support homosexuality is not a choice. So that begs you to ponder your law. Why would a, to be very blunt, "a birth defect" be a sin? Also to clarify something I said before, about homosexuality in animals, my point was not that it was right, but that it is natural, not unnatural.
Now I don't care anymore about this, I really don't care to discuss it, because now I've come to believe it's the individual person's hate and conviction against homosexuality that fuels their religious tyraids, and not their actual books or religions.
To my second question I posed, I came to another thing to speak about.
"If I don't believe in Jesus Christ as the savior, I will go to hell"
Just ponder this,
Belief and Knowing go hand in hand. You can know something to be true but not believe it, and you can in believe something you know is not true. But in order to truly Know, you must believe as well, so my interpretation of sin is that God says, one who does not know they are sinning is not sinning, In order for it to be a sin, they must know it is a sin and do it willingly.
What I'm telling you is that you can believe without knowing and it is truth to you. However, you can know but not believe, and it is not the truth for you. I do not believe in Jesus Christ, and I do not believe quite a many "sins" are actually sins. But I do, in the literal sense, know of Jesus and sins, I just cannot believe it to be true. I do have morals, and I stand by my morals not because God told me so, but because in my heart of hearts I want goodness, and I want to put out goodness in the world.
Some people can believe in something without any knowledge, and that is faith, a huge part of religion. It is not in my being, my personality, to have faith in things I do not know. I need facts, I need probability, I need something to ratify what is being told to me. It's not because I choose it, but it is to protect myself from propaganda and lies. You may argue this is an excuse to continue my sins, but in my own heart, I BELIEVE, that it is not my choice, it is part of who I am. I BELIEVE I am incapable of believing in Jesus Christ, given the facts of the world and the history I know of him (even outside of the bible).
In my head, I am open however. I talk to God, because I do have a certain level of faith that grew into me as a kid, and from my belief system based on my own philosophies. One thing I talk to God about is Jesus, I ask him, God, if I am wrong, please forgive my inability to have faith, please forgive me for being wrong. I ask him for that forgiveness, because in my heart of hearts like I said I believe in goodness, and if I can put a tangible thing or picture of what goodness is, I would call it God.
Now that you've pondered that, you can see how it's all part of interpretation, it's not absolute. We don't have a religion absolute enough to know for sure how to handle anything with any certainty. So why preoccupy yourselves with all of this preaching and concern for people who do not believe what you believe? Nobody's individual faith is the same as another's, not even two Christians.
These questions are answered for me, I feel at peace with myself and my knowledge. If anyone else feels this is inadequate for them, bring it up for yourself, but not for me. I have come to my conclusion, yet if you must tell me something new, I will listen for the sake of learning and growing.
Edited by CloudyFalls (01/30/13 04:36 PM)
"The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it." - Albert Einstein