Do I believe your particular PhDs and experts? No.And? So you believe that PhD's and experts in Biblical hermeneutics and the history of Israel are completely wrong on everything? I am not saying that slavery was a walk in the park, but the truth about slavery in the NT is that it was a contractual agreement. Many people sold themselves as slaves to pay off debts. As previously explained, we get the concept of a bondersvant (which is important in Jame's book) from slavery in the NT.
Well no duh you will argue my view of the Bible is wrong! If I was right, then you would be wrong, and you couldn't deal with being wrong about something that you have emotionally invested so much in. I mean, could you imagine what the effect would be if you believed I was right?And you are free to believe that and I respect that. However, I strongly disagree with your view and interpretation of the Bible and I'll argue that your view of the Bible is wrong.
Is it unnatural? I would argue that it is.
I apologize in advance for the hatred or nasty comments this may inspire. But I wish to air these things to have a better understanding.
This is strongly based on the following evidence. The only way to produce off-spring in the natural world is for a human. To engage in intercourse with a member of the opposite sex. Therefore it would be logical to assume based on the compatibility of nature, that because two of the same gender will never produce off-spring. It is a useless deviation of the human species.
Now, based on this some people have gone to the point of ensuring these individuals do not reproduce. This i believe to be cruel and inhumane, these actions are unacceptable in civilized society.
However, since it can be proven that homosexuality is a non-viable continuation of the human species this question is worth asking:
How much of the deviations in an individual can produce homosexual tendencies?
-Genetic Hormonal Imbalance (ie Born this way)
-Social Conditioning (ie It's ok to experiment)
-Sexual Confusion/Abuse (ie I can't trust a man/woman)
these 3 reasons I believe are strong factors in the significant increase in "homosexual population".
The final basis for increases in homosexual population is manipulation. The belief that various groups wish to use the "victimized" status of homosexuals to change laws and place themselves in power as a champion to the oppressed. I urge caution, I do not believe being gay diminishes the humanity of a person. However I do believe in this day and age in increases the chances manipulation.
The purpose of homosexuality, as appears evident by its existance in nature, is to provide a greater adult to child ratio for child rearing purposes and to increase social bonding within highly socialized animals. The fact that Paul gets to define what is natural rather than nature defining what is natural is another less than logical aspect of the Christian faith.
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Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.