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It is a bit hard to miss all the religious leaders who tell us -- quite authoritatively -- that things like GRS are an abomination. Something went off in my mind:

And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and

cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee

that one of thy members should perish, and not

that thy whole body should be cast into hell.

-- Matthew 5:30 (KJV)

And if something other than thy right hand should happen to offend thee?

Just a thought.

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I say cut it off!

However, that verse follows some verses about adultery, and I believe the underlying idea at the time was adultery is like stealing. In many places the punishment for stealing was cutting off your hand (so that you couldn't do it again). So this verse is essentially linking the two together.

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I lost two offensive things. Didn't cast them just gratefully left them behind.



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Guest Clair Dufour

Though not condoned by Rome or Judaism, it was a common religious practice, most often by Pagan priests in Goddess cults. After decades of Romano rule, these radical zelot Rabi were influenced by the known world of religion. There were even Hari Krisnas and Buddist monks in Rome and Jerusalem. In Mathew 19:12 Jesus said it as a matter of fact and Paul all but admits to it. There are many books by LGBT and other Bible scholars who go into great depth using original text. There are even sects such as Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) that follow this view of the Bible.

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