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liontamer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-05-06 05:36 PM
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36. I think he'd answer it as being a non issue
If people want to get married then let them. Christ often seperated spiritual issues from worldly ones. I base my opinion on his response to questions about taxes, marriage, and political power.
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  -There's been a lot of hostility towards Jesus and Christians in the Lounge lately. Aristus  Dec-05-06 02:15 PM   #0 
  - ...  lelapin   Dec-05-06 02:17 PM   #1 
  - Amen brother. Can I get a "praise the Lord"?  ohiosmith   Dec-05-06 02:19 PM   #2 
  - What do you believe Christ would have to say about gay marriage?  crim son   Dec-05-06 02:28 PM   #3 
  - something about getting the plank out of your own eye  MrCoffee   Dec-05-06 02:37 PM   # 
  - A forgivable sin, then?  crim son   Dec-05-06 02:54 PM   #11 
     - mary magdalene  xchrom   Dec-05-06 05:36 PM   #34 
        - I haven't heard Mary Magdalene described as an apostle before.  crim son   Dec-05-06 06:37 PM   #48 
  - jesus slept with john.  xchrom   Dec-05-06 05:32 PM   #33 
  - I think Jesus would oppose it, like any Jew at the time.  crim son   Dec-05-06 06:46 PM   #51 
     - out of all his male followers he called only one beloved.  xchrom   Dec-05-06 07:06 PM   #61 
        - On this we agree completely:  crim son   Dec-05-06 07:12 PM   #65 
  - I think he'd answer it as being a non issue  liontamer   Dec-05-06 05:36 PM   #36 
  - Truly I Say  Southpawkicker   Dec-05-06 07:08 PM   #62 
  - LOL.  crim son   Dec-05-06 07:16 PM   #67 
  - Well, Yes  Southpawkicker   Dec-05-06 07:27 PM   #71 
  - Well said...  chknltl   Dec-05-06 09:14 PM   #91 
  - He'd be asking where the buffet table at the reception is.  Telly Savalas   Dec-05-06 09:49 PM   #94 
     - Best post here so far!  xmas74   Dec-06-06 09:00 AM   #116 
  - I have no idea what He would have said about gay marriage.  Aristus   Dec-05-06 02:33 PM   #4 
  - Thank you for answering the question.  crim son   Dec-05-06 02:52 PM   #9 
     - I believe that Jesus would have welcomed gay marriage.  Midlodemocrat   Dec-05-06 04:49 PM   #27 
     - There are probably a fair number of Christians who have  crim son   Dec-05-06 05:24 PM   #31 
     - Jesus was well aware of how difficult the pursuit of happiness can be.  blondeatlast   Dec-05-06 05:36 PM   #35 
     - That wasn't expressed badly.  94114_San_Francisco   Dec-05-06 06:30 PM   #46 
     - Well, I appreciate that.  crim son   Dec-05-06 06:42 PM   #50 
     - I should distinguish between fundamentalists and liberal Christians.  94114_San_Francisco   Dec-05-06 07:33 PM   #72 
     - Yeah, Why Isn't It Your Business  Southpawkicker   Dec-05-06 07:03 PM   #59 
        - Could everyone please line up?  94114_San_Francisco   Dec-05-06 07:44 PM   #75 
           - Yeah, Please Take A Number!  Southpawkicker   Dec-05-06 07:49 PM   #77 
     - No, It Isn't Badly Expressed  Southpawkicker   Dec-05-06 06:49 PM   #53 
        - If we agree, then you are biased!  crim son   Dec-05-06 06:54 PM   #56 
           - Of Course I'm Biased  Southpawkicker   Dec-05-06 06:59 PM   #58 
  - ...  miss_american_pie   Dec-05-06 02:34 PM   #5 
  - Thank you!  azmouse   Dec-05-06 02:37 PM   #6 
  - "and even atheists"?  BarenakedLady   Dec-05-06 02:38 PM   #7 
  - You're right, I didn't mean it that way.  Aristus   Dec-05-06 02:48 PM   #8 
     - No worries  Az   Dec-05-06 04:39 PM   #24 
        - AZ!!  OhioBlues   Dec-05-06 06:37 PM   #49 
        - I was just thinking the VERY same thing!!!  Bzzzz   Dec-05-06 08:10 PM   #81 
        - Thanks, buddy.  Aristus   Dec-05-06 07:19 PM   #68 
        - AZ!!!  youthere   Dec-06-06 11:05 AM   #128 
  - It's actually kind of ironic.  primate1   Dec-05-06 02:52 PM   #10 
  - There are many of us at DU who are practising Christians.  SOteric   Dec-05-06 02:57 PM   #12 
  - I stay out of them.  xmas74   Dec-05-06 03:52 PM   #16 
     - So do I.  Midlodemocrat   Dec-06-06 07:55 AM   #112 
        - Thank you!  xmas74   Dec-06-06 08:56 AM   #115 
  - If I come across anti-christian I apologize  Taverner   Dec-05-06 02:59 PM   #13 
  - Hell, there's been a lot of hostility in the Lounge  cwydro   Dec-05-06 02:59 PM   #14 
  - There ya go...  blondeatlast   Dec-05-06 05:38 PM   #37 
  - Precisely.  Ariana Celeste   Dec-05-06 06:03 PM   #44 
  - Thank you....  L A Woman   Dec-05-06 03:09 PM   #15 
  - What do you mean, lately...?  billyskank   Dec-05-06 03:54 PM   #17 
  - *is*, surely?  HypnoToad   Dec-05-06 03:55 PM   #18 
  - i am cool with Jesus  buddhamama   Dec-05-06 03:56 PM   #19 
  - Thank you, Aristus!  Kajsa   Dec-05-06 04:11 PM   #20 
  - I think we need a disclaimer:  El Fuego   Dec-05-06 04:37 PM   #21 
  - Christian*.  blondeatlast   Dec-05-06 05:42 PM   #38 
  - Happens every Christmas  skygazer   Dec-05-06 04:37 PM   #22 
  - Jesus is just alright with me.  Blue-Jay   Dec-05-06 04:38 PM   #23 
  - Ghandi.  Midlodemocrat   Dec-05-06 04:39 PM   #25 
     - Precisely.  Blue-Jay   Dec-05-06 04:48 PM   #26 
        - Exactly how I feel. I'm embarrassed to say I worship the same  Midlodemocrat   Dec-05-06 04:50 PM   #29 
  - Really? Where?  Bornaginhooligan   Dec-05-06 04:49 PM   #28 
  - Everyone is heading in the same direction  johnnie   Dec-05-06 04:53 PM   #30 
  - I'm sure the Christians you don't like consider themselves "real" Christians.  idgiehkt   Dec-05-06 05:24 PM   #32 
  - criticism is not so hard to take  hfojvt   Dec-05-06 05:55 PM   #41 
     - I'm for debate, not censorship  idgiehkt   Dec-05-06 06:16 PM   #45 
        - there's no debate involved in simple name calling  hfojvt   Dec-05-06 06:34 PM   #47 
  - this isn't directed at you...  WindRavenX   Dec-05-06 05:43 PM   #39 
  - So much toxic waste in GD it's bound to spillover to the Lounge  blondeatlast   Dec-05-06 05:45 PM   #40 
  - If it makes you feel any better there's a lot of hostility towards atheists CONSTANTLY  Connonym   Dec-05-06 05:59 PM   #42 
  - Yeah, what's up with that?  BikeWriter   Dec-05-06 06:02 PM   #43 
  - Yes, that is a good point  cwydro   Dec-05-06 06:47 PM   #52 
  - thanks for pointing that out  WindRavenX   Dec-05-06 06:50 PM   #54 
  - This is what drives me nuts:  mainegreen   Dec-05-06 06:51 PM   #55 
  - Exactly. Attack the beliefs.  WritingIsMyReligion   Dec-05-06 07:43 PM   #74 
  - Oh, bullshit.  Blue-Jay   Dec-05-06 07:08 PM   #64 
  - Whine.  bertha katzenengel   Dec-05-06 08:09 PM   #80 
  - Except in America, where Christians are the 80% majority and in no danger of being oppressed. (nt)  WritingIsMyReligion   Dec-05-06 08:24 PM   #84 
  - In the real world, yes, but on this board it's hostility toward Christians...  L A Woman   Dec-06-06 07:41 PM   #161 
  - Lately?  AirmensMom   Dec-05-06 06:55 PM   #57 
  - I think it's fine to mock the beliefs of others, or at least criticize them.  WritingIsMyReligion   Dec-05-06 07:46 PM   #76 
     - I don't think it's fine to mock the beliefs of others. Not at all.  speedoo   Dec-05-06 08:11 PM   #82 
     - You mean mocking would be like "Christianity is a piss-poor child's  WritingIsMyReligion   Dec-05-06 08:23 PM   #83 
     - Do you deliberately make statements designed to anger people?  speedoo   Dec-05-06 08:51 PM   #88 
        - Nooo....  WritingIsMyReligion   Dec-05-06 09:14 PM   #90 
           - Nope.  speedoo   Dec-05-06 09:33 PM   #92 
     - So can we mock Fundies? Can we mock Republicans?  Evoman   Dec-05-06 10:35 PM   #95 
        - What is your purpose at DU?  hfojvt   Dec-06-06 02:36 AM   #106 
           - Thank you for that post.  speedoo   Dec-06-06 02:54 AM   #107 
              - aw shucks. It's nice of you to say so  hfojvt   Dec-06-06 04:01 AM   #108 
     - Yeah, it's fine if you have no respect for them whatsoever  billyskank   Dec-06-06 07:41 AM   #110 
     - No, it's not fine to mock the beliefs of others.  AirmensMom   Dec-06-06 07:43 AM   #111 
     - I disagree. Mocking is belittling and serves no purpose.  Midlodemocrat   Dec-06-06 09:10 AM   #117 
  - We're all atheists. I just happen to believe in one less god than you.  RetroLounge   Dec-05-06 07:03 PM   #60 
  - That is a very intriguing way to put it.  cwydro   Dec-05-06 07:08 PM   #63 
  - What's your definition of atheism?  speedoo   Dec-05-06 09:45 PM   #93 
     - Clearly you do.  RetroLounge   Dec-05-06 10:37 PM   #96 
        - Yes, I miss the point of the quote.  speedoo   Dec-05-06 10:44 PM   #99 
           - The quote's part of an argument that goes like this:  SteppingRazor   Dec-06-06 09:58 AM   #120 
           - Here's the whole quote:  deucemagnet   Dec-06-06 10:18 AM   #123 
           - ...  RetroLounge   Dec-06-06 11:53 AM   #132 
              - Thank you.  speedoo   Dec-06-06 02:43 PM   #134 
                 - It's relevent because I BELIEVE it is.  RetroLounge   Dec-06-06 02:55 PM   #135 
                    - No I am not mocking your beliefs.  speedoo   Dec-06-06 03:05 PM   #136 
                       - Why do you care?  RetroLounge   Dec-06-06 03:26 PM   #138 
                          - No. Are you?  speedoo   Dec-06-06 04:02 PM   #139 
                             - You already made many assumptions  RetroLounge   Dec-06-06 04:24 PM   #144 
                                - Did I really?  speedoo   Dec-06-06 04:28 PM   #146 
                                   - You do not care why I posted the quote.  RetroLounge   Dec-06-06 04:32 PM   #147 
                                      - Right.  speedoo   Dec-06-06 04:36 PM   #149 
  - I hate fundamentalists. That is all.  uppityperson   Dec-05-06 07:14 PM   #66 
  - suck it up  Skittles   Dec-05-06 07:23 PM   #69 
  - that would make a great band name...  QuestionAll   Dec-05-06 07:25 PM   #70 
  - Jeebus told me, this I know...  WritingIsMyReligion   Dec-05-06 07:40 PM   #73 
  - And well deserved is what I say.  trof   Dec-05-06 07:49 PM   #78 
  - You are correct on both counts, my friend.  blondeatlast   Dec-05-06 08:58 PM   #89 
  - Hostility toward Jeebiz? You gotta be kidding!  leftofthedial   Dec-05-06 07:55 PM   #79 
  - theres a lot of hostility period, you should see the mocking of the gays here, atleast IRL  lionesspriyanka   Dec-05-06 08:25 PM   #85 
  - A-friggen-Men!  tinfoil tiaras   Dec-05-06 08:27 PM   #86 
  - Hostility towards any group is bigotry.  jobycom   Dec-05-06 08:30 PM   #87 
  - Republicans?  Evoman   Dec-05-06 10:40 PM   #98 
     - Yes  jobycom   Dec-06-06 07:39 AM   #109 
        - Well, here's where I see a difference.  SteppingRazor   Dec-06-06 10:11 AM   #122 
           - What if it's discovered that sexual orientation is not genetic?  jobycom   Dec-06-06 10:21 AM   #125 
              - If hostility toward a group for its beliefs is bigotry...  SteppingRazor   Dec-06-06 10:33 AM   #126 
                 - Logical fallacies  jobycom   Dec-06-06 11:19 AM   #129 
  - .....  mduffy31   Dec-05-06 10:39 PM   #97 
  - Thank you for speaking out, Aristus.  Starbucks Anarchist   Dec-05-06 10:46 PM   #100 
  - Jesus is different from the "Christians."  Floogeldy   Dec-05-06 10:52 PM   #101 
  - What bugs me are the people who jump into any thread that has  Lydia Leftcoast   Dec-06-06 12:52 AM   #102 
  - Thank you for that.  speedoo   Dec-06-06 01:37 AM   #103 
  - I haven't much persecution of atheists on DU either.  Evoman   Dec-06-06 01:56 AM   #105 
  - I wasn't offended at the "YMCA" thread  Lydia Leftcoast   Dec-06-06 08:55 AM   #114 
  - I've never understood this attitude of  GirlinContempt   Dec-06-06 08:20 AM   #113 
     - If you are referring to me, I will explain myself.  crim son   Dec-06-06 10:51 AM   #127 
        - Why would you think that I was  GirlinContempt   Dec-07-06 06:38 PM   #169 
           - Good.  crim son   Dec-07-06 09:44 PM   #170 
              - I don't.  GirlinContempt   Dec-07-06 09:48 PM   #171 
  - I won't get mad at Jesus if he doesn't turn on his leaf blower before 8. I'm still trying to sleep!  yurbud   Dec-06-06 01:41 AM   #104 
  - Thanks, Aristus, for this appeal.  swimboy   Dec-06-06 09:17 AM   #118 
  - What should we call you?  zanne   Dec-06-06 09:18 AM   #119 
  - I agree with you. It's hard to be a 'Christian' and not get lumped in  Midlodemocrat   Dec-06-06 10:03 AM   #121 
  - As I mention above, call us Christians, as we try to follow our  blondeatlast   Dec-06-06 04:26 PM   #145 
  - Fundies and other assorted idiots have abused the "Christian" designation horribly...  NewWaveChick1981   Dec-06-06 10:20 AM   #124 
  - Jesus was DEFINITELY a Liberal. If He was not, when the mob brought  Aristus   Dec-06-06 09:38 PM   #164 
  - Without getting too far "into it" (this is the LOUNGE afterall)...  youthere   Dec-06-06 11:45 AM   #130 
  - However, there's a whole thread in R&T about how horrible Jim Wallis is  Lydia Leftcoast   Dec-06-06 02:40 PM   #133 
  - Very true..  youthere   Dec-06-06 08:17 PM   #162 
  - I'm not offended. Either by your reply, or by the threads I was calling out  Aristus   Dec-06-06 09:57 PM   #165 
     - You can't let it get to you..  youthere   Dec-07-06 11:24 AM   #166 
  - I think that at least several occasions I may have been guilty of this.  NNadir   Dec-06-06 11:48 AM   #131 
  - I think many christians imagine far more hostility than there  ThomCat   Dec-06-06 03:15 PM   #137 
  - Thom, it takes no imagination whatsoever to see the hostility in this thread.  speedoo   Dec-06-06 04:04 PM   #140 
  - I hope we can agree to disagree on this.  ThomCat   Dec-06-06 04:20 PM   #142 
     - I don't know.  speedoo   Dec-06-06 04:34 PM   #148 
     - I can agree, to an extent  ThomCat   Dec-06-06 04:48 PM   #150 
        - I can agree with some of that.  speedoo   Dec-06-06 05:05 PM   #151 
           - "most Christians have not been so polite to non-christians"  ThomCat   Dec-06-06 05:23 PM   #153 
              - Aren't you basing some harsh conclusions and judgements on the "Christian majority" arguement?  speedoo   Dec-06-06 06:16 PM   #155 
                 - I don't see the hostility you keep referring to.  ThomCat   Dec-06-06 06:30 PM   #156 
                    - It's not my business to set standards for making judgements.  speedoo   Dec-06-06 06:54 PM   #157 
                       - Some corrections  ThomCat   Dec-06-06 07:07 PM   #158 
                          - Well, I guess it's time to end this mini-thread.  speedoo   Dec-06-06 07:24 PM   #160 
     - Must agree to your allusion to "reverse discrimination."  blondeatlast   Dec-06-06 05:14 PM   #152 
     - That must have been a bit painful  ThomCat   Dec-06-06 05:26 PM   #154 
     - Exactly  Connonym   Dec-06-06 08:21 PM   #163 
  - Indeed they do--and I AM Christian. My sense of humor and faith are sturdy enough  blondeatlast   Dec-06-06 04:06 PM   #141 
  - Yikes.  janesez   Dec-07-06 11:30 AM   #167 
  - Amen. And amen.  dbaker41   Dec-06-06 04:23 PM   #143 
  - You've authored an excellent thread, Aristus. Congrats! n/t  jarab   Dec-06-06 07:15 PM   #159 
  - Excellent discussion  gfindu   Dec-07-06 01:59 PM   #168 
  - Jesus never denounced abortion.  ih8thegop   Dec-07-06 09:56 PM   #172 
 

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