Here is a typical argument from a christian.
"Patti: Homosexuality is a sin and it is in black and white in the bible."
Patti is right. But Lacey shows what else the old testament claims are sins, which we no longer follow in our modern society:
"So is not treating your body like a temple (no more Doritos and bon bons, no more Coke or Pepsi or ice cream or potato chips!). And ladies should have their head covered. And in Deuteronomy, a marriage is only valid if the woman is a virgin, and she should be executed if she is not... and that anyone who commits adultery should be stone to death.
In Mark, divorce is prohibited. I assume for homosexuality you are referring to Leviticus 18A:6 "You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female. It is an abomination." A similar verse occurs two chapters later, in Leviticus 20:13: "A man who sleeps with another man is an abomination and should be executed."
Leviticus is a holy code written 3,000 years ago. It also includes prohibitions against round haircuts, tattoos, working on the Sabbath, wearing garments of mixed fabrics (no poly cotton blends), eating pork or shellfish, getting your fortune told, and even playing with the skin of a pig (there goes football!).
I believe in morality, which is doing right regardless of what I am told.. not in religion which is doing what I am told regardless of what is right. You're welcome to your own interpretation of the bible and of politics, of course, but for me, I need more than "the bible says so" to justify certain things in this world and certainly to judge them."
I would add that the bible as a code of ethics is just about bankrupt. Even the few good things that Jesus said are not unique or special to the bible. I certainly don't need to turn to it for anything, never mind my morals and ethics.
How many times have you discussed morals with a christian and they say something like, "If god didn't exist, I'd rape, murder and steal!" Those people need religion, if that's the only thing holding them back from their psychopathic and sociopathic drives.
For me, I'm quite happy to be a good person just because it's the right thing to do. What about you?
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