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22-06-2017, 02:23 PM (This post was last modified: 22-06-2017 02:27 PM by Bucky Ball.)
RE: Sorry for the last post wrong word but to ask is God actually a bad guy.
(22-06-2017 01:21 PM)socialistview Wrote:  the only sin against god is homosexuality everything else is against someone else. and god doesnt want anyone to go to hell.

Actually, child, (or should I say *gay child*), that's totally wrong.
Read and learn :
There were 3 kinds of "offensive things" (not abominations) in the Bible. This was the third, (general) type, and specifically was NOT an abomination against their god.
http://www.thethinkingatheist.com/forum/...#pid117446

Homosexuality as an 'orientation' was unknown in the history of human ideas until the late Nineteenth Century.
There was no, (supposed), "lifestyle" until the Twentieth Century. The idea of "orientation" arose when Psychology began to develop as a science. All men were assumed to be straight, and only straight, all women straight, and only straight.
There was also no notion of a continuum of sexual behaviors, (bisexuality), as science recognizes today.
Any "different" behavior was seen as "deviancy" from an absolute inherent norm, which the person was assumed to inherently possess, completely by virtue of birth gender.

In Ancient Israel class and status distinctions were extremely important.

The injunction in Biblical times, (Leviticus 18:22, 20:13), was against (assumed), STRAIGHT men, (and only men), (as they ALL were assumed to be straight), engaging in same-sex behaviors. (There is a mistaken use of the Sodom and Gomorrah myth in this context also, which is misguided, and I'll deal with that last).

Why ?
It had to do with class structure, and male status. A male, who held the highest position in society, and held the highest class status, was seen to be "feminized" by penetration, and designated as a social inferior, (female), by a male of lower class status, and thus his status was lowered, to that of a woman.
THAT is the reason the culture forbade it. It had NOTHING to do with sex. It was status, and only status. This concept remains very much, (subliminally and overtly), in place today. This law code, in Leviticus, (the latest law code to be written), is the ONLY place this appears in the Old Testament. The author of Leviticus was very interested in the "equality of all" before God. It was that author's agenda. He also said strangers, and others from outside Israel were all to be treated with equal rights and dignity, which was a departure, from other texts and codes. It is ironic, indeed, this equality has been turned on it's head, to treat gay people, less equality. The author of Leviticus WANTED all people treated equally, and that is why he wrote the injunction into the text, in the first place, to PREVENT inequality. The ideal society for this author was classless, and that could not happen if a male penetrates a male, and makes him thereby, a lower class. It's about class, not sex.

This cultural origin was true in the Old Testament culture, as well as the New. That is the reason it ended up in the Bible, and the ONLY reason it was there.

The law in the Old Testament : "You shall not lay a male as with the laying of a woman, it is an offensive thing". (note: the correct translation is NOT, "it is an abomination"). (The word "toi-va" is used, and in archaic Hebrew, EVERYWHERE else is translated, "an offensive thing").

Why is this important ? Because there are levels of "offensive things", and levels of meanings of "offensive things".

There were a number of levels of offensive things in the Old Testament.

#1. was something which was offensive to God, and this was the worst.
#2. was something which was offensive to other peoples and cultures, (for example the same word is used with reference to some foods being "offensive" to other cultures, (as hagas might be to Americans), or for example the Egyptians didn't eat, with non-Egyptians, as that was "offensive", or in today's language, "bad manners".
#3. was something which was just generally "offensive", with no further relational attribution.

So it can be "offensive" to some people, but not everyone, and is relative to the situation, or to god, or just in general.

The injunction against male same sex behavior is the third kind of offensive. It's not related to either God or anything, or anyone else.
(There are other verses around it that are stated to be offensive to God, but not this one).
So in this text, it is offensive to the authors of the text, and that specific culture, (only).

Same-sex behaviors (upper class man penetrated by same class or lower class men), was forbidden, for class reasons.
Equal class men, doing non-penetrating activity, or women together was not forbidden.
( Woman with woman, in general, was not addressed, and the class issue was not important.)

So what does this tell us ?
It tells us the laws were written into the Bible by HUMANS, for human culturally relative, and internally referenced reasons.
The laws in the Bible REFLECTED their OWN culture, of the times, and did not "inform" the culture.
The direction of information flow is crucial. Every Biblical scholar knows this. The Bible was informed by the culture, NOT the other way around.
There are no "ultimate" claims possible from culturally relative, historically rooted, human local customs.

The other main text used to justify the fundamentalist nonsense about homosexuality, is the Sodom and Gomorrah myth in Genesis.

Hospitality of Abraham : In Genesis 18, there is a myth about the hospitality of Abraham, (he welcomes two strangers, who turn out to be angels), as that was an important cultural value, in a society where a wandering desert dweller could get lost, and die.

The myth is followed closely by it's counter example of in-hospitality in the Lot myth, (Sodom and Gomorrah). It is not about sex. It's a counter example to the hospitality story, of in-hospitality. The context is important.

The great irony is that some religious fundies use the Bible to keep gay people away from their "table", and feasts, using the very texts that the Bible intended to teach hospitality, to do the opposite.

ref : Drs. Shawna Dolansky, and Richard Elliott Friedman, "The Bible Now", and "Who Wrote the Bible"

It would really help if religionists got their facts straight, and learned about their fucking Bible.

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22-06-2017, 02:25 PM
RE: Sorry for the last post wrong word but to ask is God actually a bad guy.
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22-06-2017, 02:28 PM
RE: Sorry for the last post wrong word but to ask is God actually a bad guy.
I dont see it as bad as you bullying or treating people bad without harming thats how i think. You people think you can hurt feelings and get away with it hurt there mental side and not care. I think theres two parts to being civilized and your missing one side. Thats what i mean.
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22-06-2017, 02:28 PM (This post was last modified: 22-06-2017 02:33 PM by Szuchow.)
RE: Sorry for the last post wrong word but to ask is God actually a bad guy.
(22-06-2017 02:22 PM)Cosmo Wrote:  
(22-06-2017 02:01 PM)Vera Wrote:  "he created gay people becuase were evil"?

so, gay people are a punishment or what are you trying to say, you fucktard? And how exactly am *I* being punished by the existence of gay people? So your MONSTER OF A GOD creates people just to punish them and send them to hell? And women are all sluts, right? "I don't care about rape all women are sluts anyway it doesn't really harm them despite the emotional pridefulness they may have ..."

You are BY FAR the vilest most disgusting piece of shit that has ever polluted this forum. FUCK OFF AND NEVER COME BACK, YOU WORTHLESS PIECE OF SKIN!

Shocking

And the award for "most fucked up shit I've read in recent months" goes to...

Drumroll please.

SV. Congratulations. You have reached the highest heights of bigotry. You win a thorough raping. But it's okay. It's not that bad. You'll just be acting emotionally prideful if your butthole feels violated.

Wow... jackass. SMH. I heard he'd said something like this but to see the quote... and what he said. What a mess.

This is why I say that whatever "good" religion bring to the world is easily outweighed by evil that comes with it. Sure, sv is just a troll but such view being held sincerely isn't impossible.

(22-06-2017 02:28 PM)socialistview Wrote:  I dont see it as bad as you bullying or treating people bad without harming thats how i think. You people think you can hurt feelings and get away with it hurt there mental side and not care. I think theres two parts to being civilized and your missing one side. Thats what i mean.

Respect is earned, not given. You deserve none, just like any other clown willing to utter equally vile words.

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22-06-2017, 02:30 PM
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How dare you talk about hurt feelings when you literally said rape is good for women?

I repeat - FUCK OFF. You do not deserve to be on this earth. You're only wasting air and space.

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22-06-2017, 02:43 PM
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I didnt say it was good for women i just said i didnt care for incidents of it like the mainstream.
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22-06-2017, 02:45 PM
RE: Sorry for the last post wrong word but to ask is God actually a bad guy.
(22-06-2017 02:28 PM)socialistview Wrote:  I dont see it as bad as you bullying or treating people bad without harming thats how i think. You people think you can hurt feelings and get away with it hurt there mental side and not care. I think theres two parts to being civilized and your missing one side. Thats what i mean.

You just proved you are not civilized.

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22-06-2017, 02:46 PM
RE: Sorry for the last post wrong word but to ask is God actually a bad guy.
(22-06-2017 02:43 PM)socialistview Wrote:  I didnt say it was good for women i just said i didnt care for incidents of it like the mainstream.

Wait now, lets not forget your disgusting qualifiers for why you don't care again. What were they?

All women are sluts? Emotionally prideful? "Not that bad for them?"

You're whacked mate.

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22-06-2017, 02:47 PM
RE: Sorry for the last post wrong word but to ask is God actually a bad guy.
(22-06-2017 02:43 PM)socialistview Wrote:  I didnt say it was good for women i just said i didnt care for incidents of it like the mainstream.

And we don't care about anything you have to say. EVER. Go jump in a stream, main or otherwise. You do not deserve to be called a human being.

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22-06-2017, 02:48 PM
RE: Sorry for the last post wrong word but to ask is God actually a bad guy.
God saying he created gay people.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?se...ersion=NIV

And god saying his judgements a mystery no telling who will make it to heaven.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?se...ersion=NIV
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