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Jester Messiah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 06:58 PM
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85. Who cares what some bronze-age tribesman had to say about it?
Haven't we evolved past all that mumbo-jumbo yet? Love who you want to love, make the best contributions you can doing whatever you're good at, and good luck to you.
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  -A challenge to any homophobe/Freeper lurkers.. Why didn't Jesus condemn gays? Union Yes  Feb-02-10 01:28 PM   #0 
  - Well.....  Turbineguy   Feb-02-10 01:30 PM   #1 
  - Actually...  teenagebambam   Feb-02-10 01:57 PM   #13 
  - Would've considered himself a Rabbi, I reckon.. nt  Romulox   Feb-02-10 02:20 PM   #22 
  - A social malcontent, likely  Echo In Light   Feb-02-10 04:05 PM   #54 
     - Those two roles weren't necessarily incompatible, at least not in those heady days..  Romulox   Feb-02-10 04:33 PM   #59 
  - Who walked around Israel with a bunch of single men  Touchdown   Feb-02-10 06:18 PM   #76 
  - Actually he wasn't  guitar man   Feb-02-10 02:21 PM   #23 
  - "The last Christian was the one who died on the cross" - Nietzsche  Echo In Light   Feb-02-10 04:07 PM   #55 
     - Nietzsche was/is wrong, that's just a fact of life  Ghost in the Machine   Feb-02-10 04:47 PM   #66 
     - Nietzsche nailed it (pun intended) n/t  spiritual_gunfighter   Feb-02-10 05:01 PM   #69 
  - Or maybe not. If it is true that christians follow the teachings of christ,  Obamanaut   Feb-02-10 04:38 PM   #64 
  - k/r. nt  Romulox   Feb-02-10 01:32 PM   #2 
  - You go Boy!  BOSSHOG   Feb-02-10 01:32 PM   #3 
  - High five!  Union Yes   Feb-02-10 03:31 PM   #43 
  - Good post. Devil's advocate:  Bertha Venation   Feb-02-10 01:33 PM   #4 
  - Jesus was sandwiched between Greek and Roman rule  David Zephyr   Feb-02-10 01:49 PM   #8 
  - But knowing that would require knowing something about Greece and Rome  EFerrari   Feb-02-10 04:36 PM   #60 
     - Well, therein lies the entire problem: they are willingly ignorant.  David Zephyr   Feb-02-10 06:38 PM   #81 
        - Not Only Are They Ignorant...  whitewolfofarizona   Feb-03-10 05:48 AM   #89 
  - There's bunch of love peoms from men to men that were mainstream,  EFerrari   Feb-02-10 04:38 PM   #62 
  - And woman to woman -  northofdenali   Feb-02-10 09:34 PM   #87 
     - Yep. Typically, though, those are harder to find for some reason,  EFerrari   Feb-03-10 12:22 PM   #94 
  - There are about 1000 academic books covering this fact. Let's start with Ancient Greece.  readmoreoften   Feb-03-10 12:26 PM   #95 
  - But, but, but...  joeybee12   Feb-02-10 01:35 PM   #5 
  - Oh, you know why!  CoffeeCat   Feb-02-10 01:45 PM   #6 
  - evangelicals  melm00se   Feb-02-10 01:48 PM   #7 
  - Thank you! Finally!!!  JackintheGreen   Feb-02-10 02:37 PM   #27 
  - god signed a contract? who was his lawyer?  spanone   Feb-02-10 03:06 PM   #39 
  - Contract and Covenant being used interchangeably...  LanternWaste   Feb-02-10 03:36 PM   #44 
  - God doesn't need a lawyer  Sebastian Doyle   Feb-02-10 03:52 PM   #51 
  - Word!  Union Yes   Feb-02-10 03:52 PM   #50 
  - Jesus  melm00se   Feb-03-10 09:16 AM   #91 
  - Thank you for adding that. Agree 100% nt  Union Yes   Feb-02-10 04:26 PM   #57 
  - Too true - sadly.  mwooldri   Feb-02-10 06:44 PM   #82 
  - Certainly this question should be asked of divorced fundamentalists  theHandpuppet   Feb-02-10 01:49 PM   #9 
  - Fundamentalist don't approve of divorce...  jberryhill   Feb-02-10 02:57 PM   #31 
     - But there's plenty of divorced fundamentalists anyway. nt  mwooldri   Feb-02-10 06:09 PM   #73 
  - He was too busy fighting them there so we wouldn't have to fight them here.  Fuzz   Feb-02-10 01:50 PM   #10 
  - I am an heterosexual woman, married 38 years. I agree with you wholeheartedly!  MindandSoul   Feb-02-10 01:53 PM   #11 
  - Peace to you and yours!  closeupready   Feb-02-10 02:00 PM   #17 
  - I am an heterosexual woman, married 38 years. I agree with you wholeheartedly!  MindandSoul   Feb-02-10 01:53 PM   #12 
  - Thanks!  Union Yes   Feb-02-10 03:59 PM   #53 
  - Nitpick: "Remember, gay sex was almost as common as straight sex around the time of Jesus."  TheWraith   Feb-02-10 01:58 PM   #14 
  - Gay sex is a modern invention, that's why, of Satanists.  closeupready   Feb-02-10 01:58 PM   #15 
  - Word.  Union Yes   Feb-02-10 03:49 PM   #47 
  - You go, Union Yes. k&r  M155Y_A1CH   Feb-02-10 01:59 PM   #16 
  - Thanks!  Union Yes   Feb-02-10 03:49 PM   #48 
  - I agree with the sentiment, but really, the bible can justify pretty much anything.  trotsky   Feb-02-10 02:04 PM   #18 
  - Maybe, but no Christian I've heard of offers up burnt sacrifices, or looks to the tribe of Levi  Romulox   Feb-02-10 02:25 PM   #25 
  - Rules against shellfish come from the clean/unclean classifications.  trotsky   Feb-02-10 02:37 PM   #28 
  - If Adventists follow it, then they are defying the plain words of Christ:  Romulox   Feb-02-10 04:24 PM   #56 
     - LOL you prove my point precisely.  trotsky   Feb-02-10 05:46 PM   #70 
  - Nice!  Union Yes   Feb-02-10 03:44 PM   #46 
     - Let's not forget Genesis 1:29!!!  Romulox   Feb-02-10 04:31 PM   #58 
        - ...  Union Yes   Feb-02-10 04:41 PM   #65 
        - What does that mean?  rcrush   Feb-02-10 06:26 PM   #79 
           - It's metaphorical language--it means plants shall be food, sustenance, life to God's people  Romulox   Feb-03-10 09:47 AM   #93 
  - I had a NON christian use that on me  thefool_wa   Feb-02-10 03:03 PM   #34 
  - Jesus did address homosexuality...  Green_Lantern   Feb-02-10 02:08 PM   #19 
  - Amen n/t  thefool_wa   Feb-02-10 03:03 PM   #35 
  - Indeed. Thanks for posting.  Union Yes   Feb-02-10 03:42 PM   #45 
  - Was Jesus gay himself maybe?  Cleita   Feb-02-10 02:16 PM   #20 
  - I'm bisexual, majored in theology ...  GirLInterrupted   Feb-02-10 02:17 PM   #21 
  - Welcome to DU! You are 100% correctamundo.  Union Yes   Feb-02-10 03:29 PM   #41 
  - He ran out of time?  tk2kewl   Feb-02-10 02:24 PM   #24 
  - someday we will unearth his "to do list"  mdmc   Feb-02-10 02:29 PM   #26 
  - I Doubt Any Homophobe/Freeper Lurkers Are Going To Respond To You  Toasterlad   Feb-02-10 02:50 PM   #29 
  - maybe we can call the GLBT group  mitchtv   Feb-02-10 03:02 PM   #33 
  - That troll is no longer with us. n/t  QC   Feb-02-10 09:37 PM   #88 
  - Agreeed  thefool_wa   Feb-02-10 03:06 PM   #38 
  - That's why "Christian Fundies" are not true Christians  Nye Bevan   Feb-02-10 02:55 PM   #30 
  - Awesome  thefool_wa   Feb-02-10 03:00 PM   #32 
  - Also there has been speculation that the disciple John was gay  Nye Bevan   Feb-02-10 03:05 PM   #37 
     - See - I always took that differently  thefool_wa   Feb-02-10 03:07 PM   #40 
  - Christophobes and homophobes (in other words, the fringes) will never agree on this issue.  dem629   Feb-02-10 03:05 PM   #36 
  - Jesus's own words get twisted around all the time, and sometimes people give him the words that  Jennicut   Feb-02-10 03:31 PM   #42 
  - Well said!  Union Yes   Feb-02-10 03:50 PM   #49 
  - My guess they would use Matthew  Johonny   Feb-02-10 03:59 PM   #52 
  - Don't forget that hymn "Deck The Halls". It seems to condone  deaniac21   Feb-02-10 04:37 PM   #61 
  - ....  Union Yes   Feb-02-10 04:54 PM   #68 
     - Fa la la la la, la la la la!  deaniac21   Feb-03-10 03:16 PM   #97 
  - Sorry, can't  TrogL   Feb-02-10 04:38 PM   #63 
  - That's a really well done article. Thanks.  StrongBad   Feb-02-10 07:32 PM   #86 
  - If Jesus really cared so much about hating gay people, he would have written the Bible himself.  EFerrari   Feb-02-10 04:48 PM   #67 
  - The Bible treats homosexual acts the same as it treats fornication or lust.  TexasObserver   Feb-02-10 06:02 PM   #71 
  - Indeed  ruggerson   Feb-02-10 06:12 PM   #74 
     - He'd be facing down Fred Phelps, that's for damn sure.  TexasObserver   Feb-02-10 06:21 PM   #78 
  - Gay sex was as common as straight sex? Why so much gay sex back then?  Democrat_in_Houston   Feb-02-10 06:05 PM   #72 
  - What? n/t  rcrush   Feb-02-10 06:28 PM   #80 
  - I think I understand your question.  PinkoDonkey   Feb-03-10 01:43 PM   #96 
  - Want to make a Christian's/Jewish person's head explode?  Touchdown   Feb-02-10 06:14 PM   #75 
  - Good work here.  asdjrocky   Feb-02-10 06:19 PM   #77 
  - About the Greeks  Mixopterus   Feb-02-10 06:47 PM   #83 
  - Let's say Jesus was walking along and saw  Mendocino   Feb-02-10 06:47 PM   #84 
  - Who cares what some bronze-age tribesman had to say about it?  Jester Messiah   Feb-02-10 06:58 PM   #85 
  - Those folks don't follow the New Testament, only the Old.  Catshrink   Feb-03-10 06:18 AM   #90 
  - The laws of the Old Testament  melm00se   Feb-03-10 09:38 AM   #92 
 

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