Hortator wrote:Philip wrote:Audie: Guess I'm a sinner then.
Then join the crowd! Recognizing that is part of knowing to seek God's forgiveness. And that's just the sins we are aware of.
Personally, I don't expect non-Christians to adhere to my values. However, there are encouragements and discouragements in various laws and rules.
You don't say, Phillip. the foundation of Western civilization, the keystone of our society, not just for the U.S. but all of Europe is mostly, and always has been, Christianity. That's why with a keen eye, you can see examples of Judeo-Christian values, philosophy, and practices in almost every corner of the west. We divorce ourselves from such a rich heritage at our own peril when we do.
And Audie, you're a sinner? you don't say! unless you're an advanced AI developed by IBM, I'm pretty sure anyone with hands to type here is a human being, and is beautifully imperfect.PaulSacramento wrote:The issue with homosexuality that makes it a sin ( no more or no less than any other sin really) is that it is not ideal for the individual or the species, not in it's best interest.
Even from the biological POV, homosexuality is not ideal for the human species ( for obvious reasons).
I've seen hundreds of threads about homosexuality over the years. This is the part where the conversation between believers and non-believers can begin to crumble and deteriorate. Sometimes immediately to name calling.
That's why you have to post facts when you say this: to an unbeliever, telling them that homosexuality as a lifestyle may be dangerous is like telling anybody that water is dry, or fire is cold: it simply does not compute in their minds.
Luckily Rich has yet again answered the question whether homosexuality is as healthy as heterosexuality as a lifestyle:
http://www.godandscience.org/doctrine/h ... ality.html
Another one on homosexual parents,
http://www.godandscience.org/doctrine/h ... study.html
(Note: a lot of nonbelievers tend to mock the Regnerus Study. I personally, along with others, have found no errors in his research methodology. And can only conclude that the reasons for objection stem from what information was uncovered, rather than how it was discovered.)
What danger, to me, other than from some witch hunters of whatever religion coming