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Book About Celibate Gay Christians

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:33 am
by Philip
Interesting! https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/20 ... tians.html

Although I take exception to the idea that anyone IS gay or bi, etc. - as if they were created so.

Re: Book About Celibate Gay Christians

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:00 am
by PaulSacramento
So here is the thing, the science is out in regards to the genetic aspect of homosexuality.
The twin study shows that identical twins, with the same genes, in which one was gay, that the other wasn't.
It if was genetic then BOTH would be either gay or not, but that wasn't the case.
So, we do NOT know if homosexuality is genetic or, better put, we do NOT know to what degree it is nature vs/and nurture.

That aside, what IS a choice is acting on sexual desires.

So, even IF homosexuality is not a choice, engaging in homosexuality ( or any sexuality) IS a choice.

Re: Book About Celibate Gay Christians

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:09 am
by RickD
Anyone who chooses to be celibate, and can actually pull it off, has my admiration.

I don't know if I could do it.

Re: Book About Celibate Gay Christians

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:25 am
by PaulSacramento
Yeah, I hear that.
During a particular phase of my Marital arts training ( an esoteric training regime from Chinese Kung Fu), I had to be celibate for one year and dude, that was freaking tough.

Re: Book About Celibate Gay Christians

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:20 am
by Stu
What's wrong with you guys :p I used to be a very backsliden Christian and used to sleep with my girlfriends. I don't anymore.

But my point is that I have been single for quite a while now and am finding the no sex thing easier and easier. I am just trying to be as holy (don't mean to sound self-righteous when using that word) as possible. Just trying to do what would please God and even asking Him to take away those sexual feelings and it is working as I just don't need sex like I used to. It's a really freeing feeling.

Naturally if I got married things would change, but as it is now I am just fine.

I still don't agree with the Catholic Church's no marriage for priests policy though.

Re: Book About Celibate Gay Christians

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:04 pm
by Nessa
Stu wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:20 am
What's wrong with you guys :p I used to be a very backsliden Christian and used to sleep with my girlfriends. I don't anymore.

But my point is that I have been single for quite a while now and am finding the no sex thing easier and easier. I am just trying to be as holy (don't mean to sound self-righteous when using that word) as possible. Just trying to do what would please God and even asking Him to take away those sexual feelings and it is working as I just don't need sex like I used to. It's a really freeing feeling.

Naturally if I got married things would change, but as it is now I am just fine.

I still don't agree with the Catholic Church's no marriage for priests policy though.
That's great that its getting easier for you but I think it would be misleading to say that's the way for everyone.

Some people will find certain things, no sex, drugs, alcohol etc a struggle for the rest of their lives but with God's help can overcome

Re: Book About Celibate Gay Christians

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:31 pm
by Philip
Ness: That's great that its getting easier for you but I think it would be misleading to say that's the way for everyone.

Some people will find certain things, no sex, drugs, alcohol etc a struggle for the rest of their lives but with God's help can overcome
Very true! Our sin nature will automatically yield strong desires for sinful things - so is that a genetic component - and being human most certainly is a matter of genetics. And the level of overcoming will be proportionate to the level one depends upon God to overcome whatever thing - as opposed to only trying per their own determination and self efforts. And we all have bad stuff that attracts us.