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comment Why are Christians “homophobic”?
@StevenDoggart I must disagree. The assumption that simply believing that something is immoral means that people are hateful is absurd. I believe that envy is immoral, but I don't hate anyone who is envious. I believe that lust is immoral, but I don't hate people who are lustful. By the same token, I do believe that homosexuality is against God's law, but I am in no way hateful towards people of that lifestyle. The intolerance is actually much more often by those who are hateful towards Christians just because they believe something is immoral.
10h
comment Why are Christians “homophobic”?
I would also ask, "Why do so many people hate Christians so very much, just because they don't believe exactly as they do?" Why can't our beliefs be "tolerated"? Why isn't treating people with honor and dignity enough? Why can't we differ in opinion and not be labeled as haters by those who have so much hatred for us?
10h
comment Why are Christians “homophobic”?
It is incorrect to assume that the belief that homosexuality is immoral precludes Christians from being friendly. We Christians believe that envy, greed, lust, pride, selfishness, adultery, jealousy, bitterness and hatred are all immoral. We also recognize that we ourselves are guilty of many of these things at different times, but that doesn't make any of them no longer immoral. Everyone agrees that some things are immoral--like murder, rape and child abuse. There may be disagreement on what else is immoral, but that doesn't mean anyone is necessarily hateful.
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comment Does GOD Exists?
I highly recommend the book, "I Don't Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist". This would directly address your question in a very rational and logical manner.
2d
comment Why did Jesus need to die?
So, you're basically asking, "Why isn't God unjust?" "Why can't he just let everyone commit evil with no consequence at all?" In reality, it is good the sin is punished.
Apr
20
comment What is the time difference between Jesus's betrayal by Judas and his crucifixion?
@warren Yes, I was just assuming that He died right after the darkness lifted. It could have been longer for sure.
Apr
17
comment Is religious pluralism viable in Christianity?
As Spurgeon wrote, "Never make a Christ out of your faith, nor think of it as if it were the independent source of your salvation. Our life is found in “looking unto Jesus,” not in looking to our own faith. By faith all things become possible to us, yet the power is not in the faith, but in the God upon whom faith relies." Faith in Jesus is the only faith that matters, according to Jesus.
Apr
15
comment Why are bibles sold for profit?
Not all Bibles are even sold, let alone for a profit. The Gideons International is an organization that exists to give away Bibles. Bibles Unbound is another program that exists to give away Bibles all over the world. Many organizations print Bibles to give away. There is also a market for them in the Christian world, so some are sold for a profit. However, it's all a matter of supply and demand. Bibles on the black market in Soviet Russia sold for a mint. I'm not sure this question is appropriate, though, as it ignores the fact that many Bibles are not sold at all.
Apr
15
comment What is the origin of the Evil Eye in Christianity?
The Evil Eye has nothing to do with Christianity.
Apr
15
comment Ruling on eating pork in Christianity as per Bible?
possible duplicate of Do we have to obey the laws of the bible? If so, what laws?
Apr
15
comment How can a Christian effectively explain the seeming contradiction between Gen 1:31 and Gen 6:6?
What God created was good, especially mankind--free moral agents with the capacity to love. Inherent in the capacity to love is to capacity to reject. Their choice was wrong, but having choice and freedom is certainly good.
Apr
14
comment What scientific arguments are there to support Young Earth Creationism?
This answer is full of false assertions. Basically, everyone who doesn't agree with your perspective is dumb or stupid or biased. Everyone who agrees with you is scientific. That's ridiculous and extremely biased.
Apr
14
comment What is the basis of the LDS teaching that the angel Michael became Adam?
@BrianRushton Well, I'm sorry to say that I don't remember everything I read or even everything I write. I guess I was aware of this at that time. I do remember the Adam God theory, but I do not recall the Adam Michael theory.
Apr
10
comment What is the reason and meaning of the symbols on the garments worn by Temple-worthy LDS members?
@Matt In David Delong's answer, he cites a website about the endowment ceremony--ldsendowment.org. I've been reading through it, and it's quite interesting. Of particular note is that the author, apparently an active LDS member, comes from the perspective that sacred does not mean "secret". He actually divulges quite a bit about the ceremony. So, perhaps there is more than one perspective on this, and at least some LDS members feel that they can answer this type of question.
Apr
10
comment Why do some Protestants divide the Blood of Christ into individual cups?
And we could suggest that using a common cup is not biblical, just traditional. The Bible does not specify that one cup MUST be used.
Apr
10
comment Why do some Protestants divide the Blood of Christ into individual cups?
Sanitation. That's all. Also, most Protestants do not see it as the blood of Christ--just a symbol of that.
Apr
10
comment What is the reason and meaning of the symbols on the garments worn by Temple-worthy LDS members?
@Matt Mason did assert that I had been "warned" not to ask such things. That's what I was referring to, so, yes, someone was, in fact, threatening me. No, I've never seen the garments. I recently came across some information on the LDS and have been asking a few questions about it. That's all. The information mentioned that there were symbols on the garments which also happened to be used in freemasonry. So, I figured I would ask.
Apr
10
comment What is the reason and meaning of the symbols on the garments worn by Temple-worthy LDS members?
+1 Very interesting perspective. Thanks.
Apr
10
comment What is the reason and meaning of the symbols on the garments worn by Temple-worthy LDS members?
+1 Very informative. Thank you.
Apr
10
comment What is the reason and meaning of the symbols on the garments worn by Temple-worthy LDS members?
@MasonWheeler I did not phrase my question in any disparaging manner, either. Garments are worn outside the temple, so how am I supposed to even know what LDS members find offensive or sacred? It was not my purpose to offend anyone in any way.