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Post by Nessa » Wed Jan 13, 2016 8:55 pm

I would probably be, yes.
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Post by RickD » Wed Jan 13, 2016 9:36 pm

Define "pro-gay".
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Post by Nessa » Wed Jan 13, 2016 9:49 pm

RickD wrote:Define "pro-gay".
You would see it as possibly a 'different' lifestyle BUT no more right or wrong than the hetrosexual one. Also you might even consider the possibility of experimenting yourself? :shock: :lol:

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It would appear that Nessa was more bored today than usual. :roll:

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Post by patrick » Thu Jan 14, 2016 2:54 am

I kinda see homosexuality as more of a "what you do is your business" thing rather than a good thing from a secular point of view. I've never really seen it as equal, and I think sexualizing someone as a means of connecting is confusing intimacy with sex. But if someone feels only attracted to people of the same sex, that's no bigger a waste of time than the many other things people do.

Honestly though, I think homosexuality is fine for non-Christians. If someone rejects Jesus their spiritual sins, the sins that don't affect others, aren't going to change things one way or the other. I just have a problem with "gay marriage." I thought most of them would see that as interchangeable with a civil union, but I had a transgendered friend of mine say that marriage is a holy union independent of Christianity. Which was interesting -- I actually agree with that part -- but I disagree that gay marriage is holy.

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Post by RickD » Thu Jan 14, 2016 4:13 am

Nessa wrote:
RickD wrote:Define "pro-gay".
You would see it as possibly a 'different' lifestyle BUT no more right or wrong than the hetrosexual one. Also you might even consider the possibility of experimenting yourself? :shock: :lol:
Ok. Thanks for the clarification.

Then to answer your question, I have no idea what I would've done if I weren't a believer.


I've never had a sexual attraction to men, so probably not. But who knows?

Nessa,

Please try to get some sleep. :shock:
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Post by Storyteller » Thu Jan 14, 2016 6:20 am

Yes.

And I was.

I used to think there was absolutely nothing wrong with homosexuality, and to a certain degree I still hold that view. I don`t want to label someone as wrong just because of their sexual orientation but I now do appreciate that it isn`t natural. That sometimes love can be misguided. I used to say how can you say love is wrong? But then, what if someone loves animals, or children in a sexual way? I`ve just said love can`t be wrong! Obviously it can.

However, I don`t think homosexuality is any more of an obstacle to Christianity as any other sin really.
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Post by PaulSacramento » Thu Jan 14, 2016 8:01 am

No, I would not be "pro-gay" in the sense that I would see it as a "good thing" since biologically and evolutionarily speaking, it is NOT a good thing for the species.
What is not ideal and beneficial for species is NOT a good thing.

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Post by Philip » Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:53 am

If I were not a Christian, not having God's instructions and guidance as my moral compass, who knows what sensibilities and sensualities I might follow. As my moral Compass would be, "There is NO moral compass but my own - I am my own god!" And so WHATEVER I wanted to do, I would.

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Post by Nessa » Thu Jan 14, 2016 3:26 pm

Philip wrote:It would appear that Nessa was more bored today than usual. :roll:
Just out of curiousity, what were you hoping to achieve with the above comment? y:-?

Your 'eye rolling' comments and superiority complex towards others is really getting old with me.

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Post by RickD » Thu Jan 14, 2016 3:29 pm

Nessa wrote:
Philip wrote:It would appear that Nessa was more bored today than usual. :roll:
Just out of curiousity, what were you hoping to achieve with the above comment? y:-?

Your 'eye rolling' comments and superiority complex towards others is really getting old with me.
Yesterday, bored. Today, woke up on the wrong side of the bed.

:mrgreen:
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RickD wrote:
Nessa wrote:
Philip wrote:It would appear that Nessa was more bored today than usual. :roll:
Just out of curiousity, what were you hoping to achieve with the above comment? y:-?

Your 'eye rolling' comments and superiority complex towards others is really getting old with me.
Yesterday, bored. Today, woke up on the wrong side of the bed.

:mrgreen:
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Post by Nessa » Thu Jan 14, 2016 4:06 pm

RickD wrote:
Nessa wrote:
Philip wrote:It would appear that Nessa was more bored today than usual. :roll:
Just out of curiousity, what were you hoping to achieve with the above comment? y:-?

Your 'eye rolling' comments and superiority complex towards others is really getting old with me.
Yesterday, bored. Today, woke up on the wrong side of the bed.

:mrgreen:
While I find you funny too..
And I did wake up on the wrong side of bed...

It's still true :shakehead:
Sorry.

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Post by RickD » Thu Jan 14, 2016 4:08 pm

Nessa wrote:
RickD wrote:
Nessa wrote:
Philip wrote:It would appear that Nessa was more bored today than usual. :roll:
Just out of curiousity, what were you hoping to achieve with the above comment? y:-?

Your 'eye rolling' comments and superiority complex towards others is really getting old with me.
Yesterday, bored. Today, woke up on the wrong side of the bed.

:mrgreen:
While I find you funny too..
And I did wake up on the wrong side of bed...

It's still true :shakehead:
Sorry.
Is it possible that he was joking, and you misread him?
1 Corinthians 1:9
9 God is faithful, through whom you were called into fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

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