BioMechanical Dude wrote:How do homosexual acts not make sense? Sure, people cannot reproduce with them, but sex is not always about reproduction. In nature, sex is also good for relieving stress and strengthening bonds between individuals. In fact, there is a theory that different species evolved to include homosexual behavior for that purpose. When an individual (whether it's an animal or a human) has sex with other individuals, whether they're of the same or the opposite sex, they develop stronger bonds than they ever would otherwise, which would mean they would protect each other, increasing their chances of survival....As previously discussed, the people who originally condemned it most probably did it because:
a. It would put the Hebrew people against, say, the Greek people, who were more tolerant towards homosexuality
b. Contain the spread of STDs, which people didn't really know how to deal with at the time
c. Personal agenda / misunderstanding of homosexuality
d. All of the above
Well OK; sorry but clearly I am not a biologist. Now we can learn better! Thank you for information. It is certainly possible that the reasons you listed are some possible reasons it could have been written.
However it is nevertheless my opinion to consider the consequences what you will do, deal with them, and don't cause the problem for everyone else and the rest of the universe in this way. I also believe that one person or couple should not have hundreds of children (it can cause overpopulation as well as difficuly with proper family management, and possibly financial issues and others). Therefore, if sex is also good for relieving stress and strengthening bonds between individuals and different species evolved to include homosexual behavior for that purpose, then that is not condemned (science wasn't invented by Biblical times, so they would have logic as ignorant as I had; this may be like your reason "c" above). But if they develop stronger bonds than they ever would otherwise, then it does seem reasonable to me as a reason to be caution against premarital sex (although this does not indicate necessarily being condemned, nor does it indicate that a formal wedding is necessarily required). I am not against making such scientific experiments for such purpose however.
But by my own choice I do not want to do sex (although this does not really seem to be important here).
B00daW wrote:Pretty sure everybody is wrong and everybody is right at the same time. Paradoxes are usually truths.
The only thing I would go toward is allowing all people to be as they are as long as there is respect for others and their rights to be as they are; even if you hate them.
No matter what side, the concept of being a "moral majority" is incorrect in all senses and creates hivemind violence. ...
Feelings are usually not logical, so it's not logical to rationalize feelings....Feelings come quicker than ideas.
These are good points (as well as the stuff I elided). What you say about paradoxes may need to be elaborated on, although I can see some of the points being made by such statement, even though perhaps it is itself some kind of paradox in that way. You cannot explain it with words and you cannot explain it without words, therefore it is explained with paradoxes.
tokumaru wrote:...Is that what the sin of gluttony is all about? ... What about alcohol? Alcohol has all kinds of bad side effects on the human body and yet wine is mentioned positively in the bible many times, or so I've heard.
Yes alcohol can have bad side effect although if you do not use too much then you will not be too much drunk. Alternatively you can abstain entirely (this is my own position, but that's for myself and not necessarily for everyone). If you eat too much also then you can be problem. Some part of book of Proverbs does warn against drunkenness (although perhaps in a way which is slightly strange to modern English speaking people).
Someone (it may have been a Discordian) said "Satanism is the Christian's way of becoming enlightened". I can understand the point and can think that it can even go both ways. These list of "seven deadly sins" are certainly the kind of things which should not be overdone or done in the way which can cause severe problems (whether to yourself, others, or both); this is the sins and why you should avoid to sin. Moderation is the key. Satanism has their own list of sins including stupidity and counterproductive pride and so on. Anyways if you harm yourself it is different to if you harm others, so especially do not harm others, but if you harm yourself only then it is your own consequence. Wicca even has their own statement: "Do as you will and harm none" (actually this isn't quite right, because I have written it in a more modern way than the old way, but it is similar). This is also of reasonable.
Just don't do bad thing! We can and should all learn better and then we can know better. I do not intend to harm anyone by these messages; the purpose of these message is so that we can learn.