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    it's best just not to be married at all? Especially given the stigma attached to childless couples at  that time.

    Look, honestly, I just don't care what jesus or anybody else supposedly said about gay people. I think it's the height of arrogance for humans to try to discern what god wants when our only task (if you want to talk about what jesus said) is to love god and love each other.

    To me it smacks of the first sin: wanting to be like god. That is, know what he knows, control the world and sit in its judgement. That was Lucifer's problem and it got him kicked out of heaven. It was also adam and eve's problem: "you won;t die when you eat of the fruit...for He knows that your eyes will be opened and ye shall be like gods".

    Every fucking creature wants to be like god. We aren't. Our task is fucking simple: love. It doesn't matter what jesus said about gays or frankly anything else. we have no use to any of it. love is all we're supposed to do. the rest is up to the creator. it's time for those who consider themselves "people of faith" to actually exercise it.

    And I say this as someone who, frankly, doesn't even concretely know whether I even believe in god or not. And I have a ton of problems with microscopic examination of words and phrases in the bible. (and yes, I once studied this stuff pretty damned extensively. Do i have a degree in biblical languages? no. But i assure you that in an earlier time in my life, I did have many reference books and dictionaries to trace the original greek, hebrew and even aramaic words found in scripture and several other reference books to augment  those. I was at one time someone who could and often did get into the weeds studying a single bible verse. So yes, I think I qualify as a bit more than someone with just an opinion).

    But regardless, my task is the same. Love.

    I think that if you're trying to argue that jesus spoke of and accepted homosexuality, you really miss the boat and you will reach (or change) nobody with this message.

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