Probably wait until the Second Coming when they are finally instructed AGAIN by the Source about judging thy neighbor and that Love means Love, Period.
It's a very odd way of showing "love", IMO.
Leading people to Christ is the greatest form of love there is, if one accepts the notion that he is God and the ultimate source of human salvation. :shrug:
Granted, some people correct others for the wrong reasons, and with the wrong feelings in their heart. However, even then, just because some love is "tough," does not mean it is necessarily wrong.
Perhaps, but IMO the Source would not consider either same-sex relationships or marriage a "sin." As long as the union was truly based on Love, where is the sin? :shrug:
The love is telling the religious that they're wrong, and you should stop basing your moral beliefs on a 2,000 year old book written by people from the bronze age. rof
There are degrees of sin. Human "love" is also imperfect, and can be twisted and perverted in various ways. Even if the intentions are good, the end result, and the long term impacts on both the individual and those around them can often be negative.
In any case, Christianity in general, and the Church in particular, holds that even monogamous heterosexual pairings outside of marriage are "sinful" in their own way. It has done so since the very beginning, and it does so regardless of considerations of "love" between the two persons involved. The argument that homosexuals feel legitimate "love" for one another really isn't compelling enough to reconsider a two thousand year old stance on that issue either.
The "Church" is neither God nor the Son. It is merely a group of fallible human beings who constantly allow their personal prejudices to interfere with the basic teachings of Christ. To cherry pick from the Bible in order to support their view of "sin."
My view as a historian is that the Old Testament is a mixture of Jewish fables and history...which is which only God truly knows. As for the New Testament? Only those three books written by the Disciples who witnessed Jesus during his lifetime carry any weight with me. The rest is a confabulation of Paul of Tarsus and the political church that followed Constantine's state establishment.
Like I said above...the Catholic Church will probably wait until the Second Coming to find out how wrong they have been all along. :shrug:
A book (and religion built around it) written to lay out the will and revelations of the immortal and all powerful entity responsible for creating us all and dictating our lives' purposes, you mean.
Tomato, to-mat-o. :shrug:
The Bible is true because the Bible said it's true. And how do I know it's true? Because the Bible says it's true!Who's only evidence of divinity is claims from said book. Circular logic, FTW, apparently.
Well... You are certainly entitled to your opinion. Make no mistake, however, an opinion is all it is.
Again, the fact of the matter remains that roughly two thousand years worth of philosophers, theologians, and historians - some of whom actually broke bread with Christ himself - would appear to rather adamantly disagree with your analysis. I see no reason not to trust their insight.
Evidently... Neither does the Church.
Why don't you give us some numbers on that. Broadbrushing, at least in my case, is unacceptable.
See the poll and feel free to state why.