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    Re: Does God Approve of Gays?

    Quote Originally Posted by NWRatCon View Post
    I can't think of any, can you? It seems to me, other than certain sects of Christianity, god doesn't spend a whole lot of time bemoaning the existence of homosexuality. What's your take?
    Thank You for that answer. I can't think of any either. You are correct.

    So, I think you should be agreeing with my take... the assumption that someone reading the OP Title, the question asked... combined with the picture could reasonably think that none of those other gods fit the bill.

    3 could fit the bill. The Torah, The Holy Bible and The Koran all mention homosexuality in a negative manner.

    There is a reason for that... The Holy Bible (Christian Old Testament section of the Bible) and The Koran (Muslim) sourced that information from The Torah (Hebrew/Jewish)

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    Re: Does God Approve of Gays?

    Quote Originally Posted by RAMOSS View Post
    They seem to be very selective about it, and use bad translations too. But, hey, you aren't Jewish, so it just doesn't matter. NO matter what, you are not bound by the Jewish laws., even if you misinterpret them.
    As a point of reference, the Law was given to the whole Israel, that is the twelve tribes descended from Jacob, only one of which was Judah (i.e. the Jews). Moses himself was a Levite, a descendant of Levi, and not a Jew. Hence to call the Old Testament "Jewish laws" is a misnomer.

    It becomes even more so when we consider that when the nation of Judah (that is, the descendants of the tribes of Judah and Benjamin) returned from captivity in Babylon, they brought with them a litany of beliefs and practices from Babylonian and Assyrian societies which, contrary to the instruction of Moses and the prophets, became a canonical part of their religious practice. This was the state of affairs when Christ (himself a physical descendant of David, a descendant of Judah) began his ministry, and he reserved his starkest condemnations for the religious leaders of the time. What is called "Jewish law" or "Judaism" today contains the kernel of Israelite law but largely overrides it with the Talmudic law brought back from Babylon. Modern Judaism likewise includes laws, rules, and traditions syncretized from other religions in the Common Era, much like modern Christianity.

    True Christians today, the ecclesia, are regarded by scripture as spiritual Israel (Romans 2:2829: Galatians 3:29), and are beholden to the Israelite law as magnified and fulfilled (that is, completed) by Jesus Christ. This was exemplified perfectly by Christ himself, and was the practice of the First Century Christian Church.
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    Re: Does God Approve of Gays?

    Quote Originally Posted by COTO View Post
    As a point of reference, the Law was given to the whole Israel, that is the twelve tribes descended from Jacob, only one of which was Judah (i.e. the Jews). Moses himself was a Levite, a descendant of Levi, and not a Jew. Hence to call the Old Testament "Jewish laws" is a misnomer.

    It becomes even more so when we consider that when the nation of Judah (that is, the descendants of the tribes of Judah and Benjamin) returned from captivity in Babylon, they brought with them a litany of beliefs and practices from Babylonian and Assyrian societies which, contrary to the instruction of Moses and the prophets, became a canonical part of their religious practice. This was the state of affairs when Christ (himself a physical descendant of David, a descendant of Judah) began his ministry, and he reserved his starkest condemnations for the religious leaders of the time. What is called "Jewish law" or "Judaism" today contains the kernel of Israelite law but largely overrides it with the Talmudic law brought back from Babylon. Modern Judaism likewise includes laws, rules, and traditions syncretized from other religions in the Common Era, much like modern Christianity.

    True Christians today, the ecclesia, are regarded by scripture as spiritual Israel (Romans 2:28–29: Galatians 3:29), and are beholden to the Israelite law as magnified and fulfilled (that is, completed) by Jesus Christ. This was exemplified perfectly by Christ himself, and was the practice of the First Century Christian Church.
    If that is what you want to believe. You are wrong of course.
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    Re: Does God Approve of Gays?

    Quote Originally Posted by RAMOSS View Post
    If that is what you want to believe. You are wrong of course.
    Of course.

    While I've got you here, out of curiosity, what is the significance of "RAMOSS" as a username? Is it an acronym? "Ramos S."? "Ram OS's?" Your profile page is a complete blank.

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    Re: Does God Approve of Gays?

    Quote Originally Posted by COTO View Post
    Of course.

    While I've got you here, out of curiosity, what is the significance of "RAMOSS" as a username? Is it an acronym? "Ramos S."? "Ram OS's?" Your profile page is a complete blank.
    That's my business.
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    Re: Does God Approve of Gays?

    Quote Originally Posted by RAMOSS View Post
    That's my business.
    Uh... huh. sarcasm.png

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    Re: Does God Approve of Gays?

    Quote Originally Posted by COTO View Post
    Uh... huh. sarcasm.png

    Religions Are Mankind's Only Sure Salvation

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    I'll get it eventually.
    Probably not.

    Why do you think 'salvation' is even needed?

    That's very Christian, and I am not Christian.
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    Re: Does God Approve of Gays?

    Quote Originally Posted by RAMOSS View Post
    Probably not.

    Why do you think 'salvation' is even needed?

    That's very Christian, and I am not Christian.
    The post is satire. I picked three of the most unlikely possibilities given what little I know about you.

    Please disregard.

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