Homosexuality
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(06-23-2012, 12:27 AM)cgraye Wrote: I don't think so, at least not as a logical development form the "regularization" of homosexual relationships.  Because a major argument for that in the first place is rooted in the mutual consent of the people involved.  A child cannot give informed consent.  Nor can an animal.  In fact, I would think the animal rights people would fight that pretty hard.

I've long suspected that part of God's condemnation of homosexuality is to help keep us in line from committing worse sins, sins that involve manipulating or coercing others sexually. Certainly, homosexuality is a disordered behavior and mortally wrong on its face, but when people say that pedophilia or bestiality are more wicked because children and animals can't give informed consent, they have a point. Yet, being so opposed to even consensual perversions made for a society that all the more easily opposed nonconsensual perversions, if I'm making sense.

As we can read in Scripture, those who cannot be trusted with small things cannot be trusted with greater ones, and if we can't be trusted to avoid and condemn homosexuality despite the usually consensual nature of homosexual relationships and acts, we can't be trusted to avoid worse things, like rape or pedophilia or bestiality and the like. Hell, I always broadened this to include the ban on masturbation; if we can avoid the easy sin of self-abuse, we can (or ought to) more easily avoid worse sexual sins. Faithfulness in the little things trains us for faithfulness in the big ones.

So, it's never a question of why does God allow this or that, but always a question of why do we allow it?
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Homosexuality - by salus - 06-22-2012, 10:25 PM
Re: Homosexuality - by Mithrandylan - 06-22-2012, 10:26 PM
Re: Homosexuality - by Walty - 06-22-2012, 10:32 PM
Re: Homosexuality - by salus - 06-22-2012, 10:40 PM
Re: Homosexuality - by formerbuddhist - 06-22-2012, 10:53 PM
Re: Homosexuality - by formerbuddhist - 06-22-2012, 10:54 PM
Re: Homosexuality - by DrBombay - 06-22-2012, 11:03 PM
Re: Homosexuality - by salus - 06-22-2012, 11:13 PM
Re: Homosexuality - by WesternWarrior - 06-23-2012, 12:18 AM
Re: Homosexuality - by cgraye - 06-23-2012, 12:21 AM
Re: Homosexuality - by cgraye - 06-23-2012, 12:27 AM
Re: Homosexuality - by WesternWarrior - 06-23-2012, 12:30 AM
Re: Homosexuality - by Crusading Philologist - 06-23-2012, 12:59 AM
Re: Homosexuality - by Lycorth - 06-23-2012, 01:08 AM
Re: Homosexuality - by jovan66102 - 06-23-2012, 03:18 AM
Re: Homosexuality - by Aragon - 06-23-2012, 04:28 AM
Re: Homosexuality - by Sondaar - 06-23-2012, 04:49 AM
Re: Homosexuality - by LoyalVIews - 06-23-2012, 08:13 AM
Re: Homosexuality - by cgraye - 06-23-2012, 10:23 AM
Re: Homosexuality - by Historian - 06-23-2012, 10:36 AM
Re: Homosexuality - by Melkite - 06-23-2012, 11:28 AM
Re: Homosexuality - by Historian - 06-23-2012, 11:46 AM
Re: Homosexuality - by Lycorth - 06-23-2012, 11:57 AM
Re: Homosexuality - by Melkite - 06-23-2012, 12:05 PM
Re: Homosexuality - by Historian - 06-23-2012, 12:16 PM
Re: Homosexuality - by SLCFranciscan - 06-23-2012, 01:41 PM
Re: Homosexuality - by salus - 06-23-2012, 03:04 PM
Re: Homosexuality - by Crusading Philologist - 06-23-2012, 05:20 PM
Re: Homosexuality - by Walty - 06-23-2012, 05:43 PM
Re: Homosexuality - by Vetus Ordo - 06-23-2012, 06:33 PM
Re: Homosexuality - by Melkite - 06-23-2012, 11:26 PM
Re: Homosexuality - by Historian - 06-24-2012, 01:00 AM



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