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Countering Religious Arguments Against the LGBT Community

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Dev

Afternoon all!

 

Today's blog post on the site deals with some Scripture that can be used to counter the religiously "justified" hatred we may experience from time to time.  I've always found the justification for that hatred to be very thin in any case, but being able to use the same tenets of faith in our favor can only help us.

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MarcieMarie12

Nice, I am going to have to write those down somewhere.-- :)

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Jani

Very good.  I need to look at the Blog's more often.

 

Jani

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VickySGV

I have actually encountered a couple of people who argued that I had to be in strict compliance with their version of the "clobber passages" before these verses could even be considered in my favor.  I was told flat out that the Pauline passages could not apply until I had repented and de-transitioned, and THEY KNEW Paul himself had meant it applied to perfect folks that way,  no matter what I tried to read into the passages you cited Dev.  Stubborn bunch to say the least. 

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gennee

What some of these people need to understand is that God speaks to each of us individually. My journey is not any one else's. God knows what's best for us. Deep down inside I think it's more 'you have to look, acts, dress, and believe the same way as I do' rather than respecting the other person and encouraging on their journey. This is some thing that dislike. It's a reason that I'm not a group person.  

 

 

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Jani
1 hour ago, gennee said:

My journey is not any one else's. God knows what's best for us.

I thought there was only one who will judge us and she's not here on this earth.   While I am no longer a follower of the religion I was raised in, I try hard to live my life as I was taught.  Be kind.  Be tolerant.  None of us are perfect. 

 

Jani

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Guest Rachel Gia

Not participating in religious discussions regarding gender is what I have found to be the only way to take the w8ind out this tribes sails.

Engaging solved little in my experience.

RG

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In Buddhism, there's a saying:  “Don’t confuse the finger pointing at the moon for the moon itself.”

 

In other words, although someone may point to the moon to show us the truth of its luminosity, the pointing finger is not the moon itself.

 

The proponent of a religion may not necessarily practice it in accordance with its teachings.

 

Mahatma Gandhi is reported to have said, "“I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.”

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Jani
On 12/31/2017 at 6:08 PM, Kenna Dixon said:

Mahatma Gandhi is reported to have said, "“I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.”

This is so true unfortunately.  And we've seen so much of it this year.  

 

Jani

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