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  •  Well there is the story of the centurion... (11+ / 0-)

    ...who came to Jesus and was all "please heal my servant," and Jesus was all "ok let's go to your place and I'll do it," and the centurion was all, "we don't have to go just say he's healed and I know he will be," and Jesus was all "check out this dude's faith."

    The thing is there's a seriously possibility that the word that gets translated as "servant" or sometimes "slave" no more meant servant or slave than the word boyfriend means a "male friend." Cultural context change have an impact on the meaning of a word.

    So, yeah, it's quite possible that Jesus healed a dude's male lover, that is, if the Bible is any indication.

    •  That's a bit of a stretch.... (1+ / 0-)
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      MKSinSA

      ....but there was more than enough assorted gaiety in Roman times that Jesus could scarcely have been ignorant of it. I think it's fair to assume that if he'd thought same-sex relations a problem, he would have said so at some point.

      This is the landscape that we understand, -
      And till the principle of things takes root,
      How shall examples move us from our calm?

      (Mary Oliver, "Beyond the Snow Belt.")

      by sagesource on Tue May 20, 2014 at 11:57:32 PM PDT

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