Quoting ~Julie Blue Eyes~:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Fat-and-Happy:</b>" are the asterisks by the you's and your's ... [snip!] ... repent and still live in your sin. You are suppose to turn away from it. That is where I draw my conclusion from."
lol yeah... that's what I though the asterisks were for but I had to make sure. I was preparing my, "I haven't turned my back on God, just the religious establishment known as church" spiel. I'm in a place where I'm still sorting everything out.
I was just curious about your perspective of why homosexuality was one of the more severe sins. I didn't really have a strategy laid out. Debating religion, to me, is quite difficult because it all depends on interpretation and perspective. Somewhere in that Bible there is something that says if it is wrong in your individual eyes, then it is sin. So, how can we argue about perspective? It is to each man a very unique individual interpretation. There is so much of the Bible and so many ways to look at it. There are also so many personal experiences that shade our view of it.
There was a woman who, in her youth, was repeatedly raped by a man, if I remember right it was her father, while he quoted bible scriptures. I can't imagine that God, being loving, would condemn her if she was embittered against God. I don't know. Really, I don't. I have spent so much time pondering these things that I can't say I'm certain about anything... except for my personal experiences. Those are the only things that have kept me from completely abandoning my faith. I cannot deny those things because I lived them. But other people have lived totally different things. Idk... I think I'm rambling so I'll stop now.