Originally Posted by Kieran123
The difference is, gay people are born gay - it's natural and who they are.
Christians aren't born christian - they are told to be christian and told that being gay is wrong and prejudism is absolutely O.K. They have a choice to not think that way - but still do. I can't believe that isn't a sin itself to be that weak not to live a life of your own, but one of the bibles.
If someone close to me is raised Christian, and society nurtures it and oks it, there is a chance that their children will be forced to believe the same prejudice lies and find it harder to fight against the corporate, lying world of christianity.
i agree, gay people are born gay. There is more science coming out that supports this. But just because your born something, doesn't mean its in there nature to act on it. Both sides are technically right, gays are born gay, but there is still a choice. Also i would like to say, that there is nothing in the bible that says, two men (or women) can't love each other. The love i am talking about is one were you want to spend the rest of your life with someone. The acts of sin they are talking about are sexual. Meaning, by christian standards, two men can live with each other, raise a children together, gain all the benefits of being in a loving relationship, as long as they dont' have sex. This is not my belief, just an observation on interpretation. Honestly i don't care what someone does in there bedroom. They could break out the handcuffs for all i care, have at it, more power to them. If a person finds love, let them be happy. A happy person will do more good in this world than a jaded angry person. There is more important things that can be done than giving a damn about someone's sex life.
Christianity is not prejudicial. Its the act of the person that is. Bible doesn't say go out and condem everyone. The bible is very much an individual guidebook. Given, churches do give there interpretation, but it is for there congregation to follow, not for the people in the congregation to go out and try to impose on those who are not christian, or those who sin. So, to say christianity created a lying world is wrong. Human's created a lying world through the manipulation of christianity.
If you take Jesus most profound statement,
37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
There isn't much you can go wrong if you do this. If you base your dislike of christianity on the people of the church who decide to live outside this statement, then that is very wrong. I was raised in a roman catholic household. My uncle is very much a hypocritical zealot. Him and I clash. I actually filter his emails to my trash bin because i get to worked up combating him on religious topics. My mom, very devote catholic, is a 180 from my uncle. She lives her life in a chrisitian way, but respects all other's for how they live there life. She doesn't impose her beliefs on others.
I know some will say, your not loving God if you sin. Well you got to pick your battles. Where human, we have choice, we are not perfect, nor will we ever be. We can only do the best we can. If finding happiness and someone who loves you, makes your life better and those around you better, then i say its a sin worth having, if a sin at all. Cause, i take that 2nd part much in reverse, how can you love those around you if you don't love yourself. If you have hatred and condemnation about yourself, its hard to love those around you. Usually we are our own worst critics, but that critisism while directed inward, has a great effect on the world around us. Who here likes to be around a depressed person? Just saying.