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It seems like there's an abundance of hypocrites on this board.
Why can't we tolerate homosexuality and religion? Those gay Christians are screwed.. No pun intended
Yes, I have a hole in my soul because I don't believe legislation based on biblical principles is constitutional.
How intolerant of me.
If you want to believe in imaginary friends who rule your life, that's your business. But when that stupidity infringes on the freedoms of others it's a problem.
I often wonder how I am viewed by followers of my faith. I am Catholic (spent 12 years in Catholic school), and follow many traditions and principles of the religion: transubstantiation, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit as three different entities, ever-lasting life in Heaven, etc. Those beliefs are important to me, and help strengthen the relationship I have with God (the Father).
On the other hand, I am staunchly pro-choice, pro-gay marriage, and pro-birth control. These beliefs help form who I am as a person. While I still (proudly) identify as a Catholic, I am becoming more and more disappointed with the beliefs of the Church. Not sure if that makes sense or not.
I reckon that is why about every President from Truman to Obama sought counsel with him.
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Well your beliefs have an effect on everyone. If you believe in abortion then you vote for the candidate that will make abortion legal. Christians aren't the only people that shove their beliefs on other people.
This post was edited by Hokie Scrubs 21 months ago
It's called politics, my friend.
Abortion is legal.
He really is pretty fantastic. Very impressive.
but in this issue, the only people involved are gay people and the Christians want to vote on their rights.
We are college football
What do you not understand about beliefs being personal? You don't like abortions, don't have one, Don't believe in gay marriage, fine. You are saying that in order to believe what you believe others must adhere to your rule of what you see as right. This is the antithesis of freedom.
This post was edited by shalvoy 21 months ago
Yeah, I'm just pointing out the hypocrisy because Christians feel like their religious beliefs are being attacked and gay people want equal rights. Each side wants tolerance but neither side gives it.
See Roe vs Wade circa 1973, iirc.
Christian's seem to be the only group trying to push legislation that is based on biblical principles and THAT is a problem. I don't care what someone else believes just so long as they don't try to force me to live according to those beliefs.
What is so difficult to understand here?
This post was edited by MsnBama 21 months ago
Not sure if serious.
I'll show you a side of the world that lets religion decide how people live. Saudi Arabia, Iran, and all their friends. You can see how it works for themselves.
Abortion was a bad example.
But if we really want separation of church and state why are churches private property taxed? Or why are there federal mandates on birth control? Don't get me wrong, I believe in equal rights for gay, straight, white, black, religious and non-religious. I'm just playing devils advocate.
I just think everyone is entitled to be happy. If Larry King can be married 8 times, two men with stable incomes and who love each other should be able to as well. That's really all it comes down to for me.
But the sanctity of marriage, yadda yadda yadda.
Also I should point out that I am a believing Catholic and I think if others don't want to approve of gay marriage that is ok. But I don't think the government should be able to deny this right simply based on the fact that it is against the religious beliefs of some.
This post was edited by joetheogre 21 months ago
well one thing is certain . the Bible doesnt mention Adam & Alex gropping an apple.
You and I are in near the same boat. I am not a believer but respect your right to believe in whatever you choose to believe in. I start to have a problem when people think their faith should dictate how another lives his or her life.
You could pray to the flying spaghetti monster for all I care, just don't tell me I have to or tell me that my daughter must also pray to the flying spaghetti monster. Pretty simple really.
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