Or ownership of their bodies?
Or gender roles in society?
Or belief or absence there-of?
Or what they should or should not learn?
When you think about it, and break down their reasons to their fundamental components, one'll realize that ultimately, no one has the right to define what is right and wrong for others. This is something everyone has equal rights to decide for themselves.
Yet throughout history, there are always people who would stomp on the freedom of others, backing their beliefs with with faith or some abstract ideals. Which they always self-righteously force down people's throats, whether by abusing the law, or a gun at the back of people's heads.
It has to stop. One way, or another, it will stop.
Humans were put on Earth by God and we HAVE to acknowledge Him and His laws.
The Bible TELLS oh so clearly what is right in a relationship, and he guess what, if you follow it, EVERYTHING works out incredibly in life.
Fact is is that you cannot reclaim your humanity as it's a gift, a blessing, you're supposed to use it wisely not prance about making yourself look unfortunate and wearing near-rainbow banners which wont get you into Heaven, wont give you a normal life and wont fill the hole in your heart.
Remember, God made humanity and he can take it away faster then you can blink. People need to get off this humanity needy horse, they're only digging their own hole. This Simon is just appeasing the homosexuals, kind of like blowing yourself up to appease the terrorists.
Are those the exact commands, or just close enough to them ones you've heard through hearsay.
Get your facts right.
"You shall not shave around the sides of your head, nor shall you disfigure the edges of your beard" (Leviticus 19:27)
Slaves, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling, with a sincere heart, as you would Christ,(Exodus 21:16)
Whosoever putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery: and whosoever marrieth her that is put away from [her] husband committeth adultery.(Luke 16:18)
Also, in my previous reply I forgot to mention having rape victims get married to their rapist and unable to divorce:
28 If a man happens to meet a virgin who is not pledged to be married and rapes her and they are discovered, 29 he shall pay her father fifty shekels[a] of silver. He must marry the young woman, for he has violated her. He can never divorce her as long as he lives.(Deuteronomy 22:28-29)
We're supposed to be selfless, generous, good of spirit, helpful, positive and kind to all.
These are similar to being the same thing.
But open minded is not one of them.
We know the truth and must stick to it, even if we lose friends.
We're not robots.
We don't live for sex.
We're not afraid to be ourselves.
We're not confused.
And we're tired of people telling us we are.
And we're not afraid to loose friends either.
It hurts to loose a friend. A lot.
But that's something we all understand, all respect.
We respect other values, too.
Welcome to 2015.
The year of love and equality.
And so on.
You don't speak for the whole LGBT community.
And those traits are common to uncommon to non existent.
Mostly spiteful, bias, territorial, bigoted, in denial, rude, arrogant and bullying.
You shouldn't be afraid of losing friends.
You should concern for your friends who lose you. It's not all about you all.
Yes, love (which is not something that belongs to you to preach, so leave it alone, it's embarrassing).
And as for equality, it's not even. Not even close to that word. Not even the right word. It's offensive to even use it.
getting back on topic, AngelsOfEmpathy, after all, god is can see all and sees your soul, so why not show your true self(not through clothing) but through relationships, so why not show your true self? you can hate homosexuals for all i care, but at the very least, respect the decisions of others. Your the type of people are the reason atheism exist, what kind of person would be in a religion you can't even express your true self?
People's marriage is NONE of your buisness
If you trying to force your religion on others, and make laws based off what it says, then YOU are the problem.
Love is LOVE, trying to restrict it makes you look like a crazy hate filled bigot.
You're going to hell, since you're not accepting of others, and since you can't even love they neighbor.
You're just as bad as being racist.
Marriage is a blanket constitution. And i am UNDER it, like everyone else.
You change marriage, it affects EVERYONE under the blanket.
Go to hell with your hypocritical bigotry.
You are intolerant of marriage and its institution, you'd rather change IT then yourself. Selfish.
You cannot say where i am going. But your intolerant bigotry is certainly narrowing the road your running down.
Which is what i haven't done.
Instead i pointed out it's not REAL marriage.
It's not like you have anything constructive or interesting to say on the matter.
Here's a tip:
·Open up to knew ideas
·Stop living in 1738
·Accept other viewpoints
·AND MOTHER OF *YMIR, IT'S THEIR LIFE. YOU DON'T HAVE TO SUPPORT THEM, BUT JUST LEVER THE LGBT COMMUNITY ALONE. LET PEOPLE FEEL HOW THEY WANT FEEL, LOVE WHO THEY WANT TO LOVE, AND NEVER PRODUCE OFFSPRING, BECAUSE IF THEY TURN OUT LIKE YOU, I'M MOVING BACK TO SWEDEN.
have nice day.
*Ymir: old Norse god and giant. It's believed when he died, maggots hollowed out his massive body and made Midgard,or earth. The maggots soon evolved into dwarves, due to living under the new earth. Also believed to be the distant relative of all gods.
(Yeah I don't believe in your god. I believe in many.)
((Great, now you're going to force some religion on me. It's people like you who are the reason I believe in norse mythology.))
See the issues?
You let dogmas cloud what is right for all.
God if he is real AND good, do not care for such trivial details, like sexual orientations.
Religion is a link between the you and God, so in theory, as Boddhidarma shown, everyone can touch the Truth.
Beside, and thkfully, God is not nedded actually for right and wrong, moral and ethic.
Homophobia is wrong and unethic.
The Truth is, this is just a bullshit Appeal to Authorit.
Droning on 'God said so'.
If God is ready to send a whole group of peoples who can have TRue Love as much as others just because of 'they are the ghey sodomites',, it's evil.
YOU do not know what's right and wrong.
And beside, why Jesus IS the truth, why not Muhammed, Buddha, none?
The claim: The Bible says that God exists. The Bible is the inspired word of God, therefore whatever it says must be true.
The flaw: Circularity. God exists because the Bible says so, and we should trust the Bible because it is the word of God. This argument assumes the very thing (God) we are trying to prove. The same argument and logic can be used for any text that is considered revelatory--the Quran, the Torah, the Book of Mormon, or anything else.
The claim: The presence of miracles points to a supernatural force or god; miracles do occur, therefore there is a supernatural force or god
The flaw: The fact that miracles exist does not prove that they were caused by God (they could have been caused by an ancestor spirit). Thus this argument commits the fallacy of begging the question--it assumes that which is to be proven.
Separately, it is impossible to prove that miracles occur because in order to prove that an event occurs, you must use the laws of nature, but miracles by definition are violations of the laws of nature.