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Old 01-15-2009, 07:20 PM   #1
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Do all religions frown on homosexuality

Sorta a random question. A friend of mine just came out and hes sikh I guess. Its an issue with his parents as they are very religious. I commented to a friend of mine that I thought it was only Christianity that frowned on homosexuality. She thought they all did. I thought there was some native american religions that did not. Does anyone have knowledge of this?
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Old 01-15-2009, 10:04 PM   #2
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I'm sure that atheists don't care.
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Old 01-15-2009, 10:05 PM   #3
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I believe they have a thread in here you can join if you are looking for acceptance.
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Old 01-15-2009, 11:01 PM   #4
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No, not all of them. Even some Christian sects have nothing against it. And there are tribal cultures in which men drink the semen of other men in religious rituals.
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Old 01-15-2009, 11:11 PM   #5
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generally speaking, christains, jews and muslims are against homosexuality. don't know about the others. the old and new testament in the bible specifically speak against it.
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Old 01-16-2009, 12:13 AM   #6
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No, not all of them. Even some Christian sects have nothing against it. And there are tribal cultures in which men drink the semen of other men in religious rituals.
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Old 01-16-2009, 12:19 AM   #7
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generally speaking, christains, jews and muslims are against homosexuality. don't know about the others. the old and new testament in the bible specifically speak against it.
If you read it carefully.
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Old 01-16-2009, 07:30 AM   #8
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Buddhists---in the Theravada tradition, at least---couldn't care less.
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Old 01-16-2009, 07:31 AM   #9
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I believe Unitarians marry gays and lesbians in their church.
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Old 01-16-2009, 09:36 AM   #10
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I thought it was only Christianity that frowned on homosexuality.
Do not ask for directions to a gay bar in a Taleban village.
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Old 01-16-2009, 10:24 AM   #11
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If you read it carefully it says anything you want it too
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Old 01-16-2009, 12:41 PM   #12
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generally speaking, christains, jews and muslims are against homosexuality. don't know about the others. the old and new testament in the bible specifically speak against it.
Neither the Old nor New Testament of your bible is capable of speech. It would be more accurate and helpful for the purposes of this discussion to site the books and verses within each text that demonstrate the dated views of the authors of these works. For example:

Leviticus 20:13 If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.

The bible also demonstrates an effective measure to take in the event that a crowd of men with homosexual tendencies surround your abode. This technique relies on you having virginal daughters to offer up to such a crowd:

Genesis 19:8 Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing; for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof.
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Old 01-16-2009, 02:14 PM   #13
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All "major" religions frown on it, interestingly enough, some priests, clerics and rabbis have engaged in the act though.

Do as I say, not as I do FTW.
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Old 01-17-2009, 05:33 PM   #14
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Who cares.
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Old 01-17-2009, 11:08 PM   #15
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i care, although i'm not gay





























not that there's anything wrong with that
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Old 01-18-2009, 10:09 PM   #16
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A question that deserves some thought: What constitutes "homosexuality"?
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Old 01-18-2009, 10:20 PM   #17
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A sexual attraction to the same sex which is more powerful than that to the opposite sex.... ? My understanding?
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Old 01-18-2009, 10:26 PM   #18
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A sexual attraction to the same sex which is more powerful than that to the opposite sex.... ? My understanding?
Sounds like a good definition, but doesn't seem to be what the religions are condemning.
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Old 01-18-2009, 10:38 PM   #19
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I think see what your getting at... Leviticus 20:13 appears to condemn the act of sodomy rather than the attraction to the opposite sex which may or may not have caused the man to take such action.

As is often the case when studying to the Bible's ambiguous moral code, a lot of the apparent condemnation of homosexuality is interpreted through theologians and readers in general "reading between the lines". This is certainly the case when passages such as Genesis 2 are referenced. In this example homosexual relations are omitted in God's instructions and so can be interpreted as not being intended.

Is this along the lines of why you have an interest in defining homosexuality as it is important in the light of the loose interpretations of bible passages which Christians across the globe have used to condemn it?
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Old 01-19-2009, 11:49 AM   #20
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fwiw the bible doesnt say its wrong to be gay, ever.
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Old 01-19-2009, 11:55 AM   #21
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fwiw the bible doesnt say its wrong to be gay, ever.
Leviticus 20:13 may be used to argue otherwise. Did you bother reading this thread or you just thought you would throw 2 cents at it?
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Old 01-19-2009, 12:05 PM   #22
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Sikhism values the maintenance of a successful family life (rather than renunciation of material/interpersonal values) as a key part of practicing religion, hence your friend's parents are both culturally and religiously inclined to promote the traditional family structure. Marriage to/desire of a woman is described in a normative sense, though perhaps not prescriptively. Ultimately, Sikhism considers 'God' to be representative of the one true bridegroom, to whom all adherents are wedded, thus all Sikhs are equal- and equal in terms of their gender (which is conceptually female, in relation to a male God).
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Old 01-19-2009, 12:13 PM   #23
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Leviticus 20:13 may be used to argue otherwise. Did you bother reading this thread or you just thought you would throw 2 cents at it?
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If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death. Their bloodguiltiness is upon them.

now, no where in there does it say a man can not live with, love, sleep in the same bed with, get married to, and live the rest of their life with another man. that is homosexuality.

gay sex is an entirely different subject. dude, this ish is weak man, thats seriously all you have?


edit: and can u go ahead and tell me who wrote this line of text that is "lev 20 12"? do you know his name? do you know the person's name who translated this text from its original version? do you even know wtf it is that you are reading?

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Old 01-19-2009, 12:21 PM   #24
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lol, so they can't do anything intimate. That seems a pretty damning assesment of being gay.
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Old 01-19-2009, 12:26 PM   #25
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lol, so they can't do anything intimate. That seems a pretty damning assesment of being gay.
thats like saying you cant lie. of course you can, and of course they can. is it a damning assessment of being human if "you cant lie"?
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