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Oct
15
comment Does God create some people Heterosexual and others Homosexual?
Well, I read it as implying that choosing not to abstain is the problem. That again does not imply anything on the origin of homosexuality (of, if anything, it says that it is God who gave them [homosexual] lust). By saying that some people are by nature homosexual, one only implies that they are only attracted by people of the same gender, not that they must commit sins.
Oct
14
comment Does God create some people Heterosexual and others Homosexual?
This is just describing homosexuals as basically "people with issues". Ask around better, the only issues homosexuals have is with people blaming them for what they feel. Your anecdotal experience does not prove anything, besides the fact that you have convinced yourself of something...
Oct
14
comment Does God create some people Heterosexual and others Homosexual?
I am not taking a position on the origin of homosexuality. I am saying your statement "I think that since God finds homosexuality detestable, it would be safe to assume that God does not create people in a manner that he finds detestable." is not a logical argument, because God could be creating homosexual people and expecting them not to sin for some purpose we don't know. The Bible does not say that God does not like people with homosexual desires, it only takes a position on the act of homosexuality, does it not?
Oct
14
comment Does God create some people Heterosexual and others Homosexual?
OK: no more discussion. I think it's fair to leave a single comment explaining my downvote. Homosexuality is not a "psychiatric disorder" according to... psychiatry. Even the Catholic Church distinguishes the act from the person in the link provided by the OP.
Oct
14
comment Does God create some people Heterosexual and others Homosexual?
This argument doesn't make any sense. If people are born homosexual, and God creates people, then God creates homosexuals. He might be testing them, for example.
Oct
14
comment Does God create some people Heterosexual and others Homosexual?
"God created me this way. No. No one is created gay." -- I don't know if God creates people with specific gender orientations, however it is factually incorrect to say that people are not created gay. People may as well be born that way, certainly they claim not to be able to choose whom they like.
Aug
31
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Jul
29
comment Why does God not show Himself beyond reasonable doubt?
@Pacerier what proof does Christianity have which is not based on religious faith?
Jul
20
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Jul
6
comment How do creationists explain the genetic diversity of animals after Noah's Ark?
You certainly do gain information via selective breeding. You might want to review your biology there.
Jun
23
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Jun
18
revised Exorcisms: effective remedy or historical curiosity?
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Jun
18
comment Exorcisms: effective remedy or historical curiosity?
@Steve sort of, but it should be an answer, not a comment :-)
Jun
17
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Jun
16
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Mar
1
comment Why does God not show Himself beyond reasonable doubt?
@Caleb can you reconsider or better justify the closure here? In hindsight, the question and it's answers do not seem to be unconstructive in the least.
Jan
26
comment Is saying “Oh My God” really using God's name in vain?
Wait, wouldn't definition 1. "without effect" also include unanswered prayers, then?
Jan
25
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Dec
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