Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Homosexuality - Religion - God

Is your religion separating you from God?  Sent to us from Scottie....thanks Scottie :)

How can it be fair to say I can't be saved by God if I'm gay?
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/belief/2011/oct/05/god-gay-christian-bible?newsfeed=true


 Please click on the link to read this well thought out post.

3 comments:

Sammy B said...

Hello Randy
As usual, it's not about God, it's about people, and their stupidity and bigotry. At least, as a committed atheist, I don't have to deal with tying myself in knots trying to reconcile my sexuality and my religion. It's like Pascal's Wager in reverse for me - if the Christians are right, I go to hell either way, so why give yourself the heartache on the way?

Love & best wishes
Sammy B

scottiestoybox.com said...

Hello Randy. Thank you for posting this. I hope you enjoyed the article as I did. I do feel strange posting articles about religion as I am well known as one who doesn't believe in organised religions. I love the idea of faith. I support the ideas of many holy books of many religions. I see good in parts of a lot of them. I just don't like the BUSINESS of religion.

I have met people of faith who were outstanding and I respected them more than I can say. So I never want people to think I am "just against God". I believe in collective consciousness, energy bands and fields, and I believe there is more to everything than can be seen. I believe everything has a present, and as such has a "spirit". That includes everything, animals, plants , rocks, the planet, the sun and yes the biggest energy spirit is the universe. I do believe we can listen to the universe and be guided by it. Some call it instinct. I trust mine.

So thank you for posting this. As always your grand. Hugs

randy said...

Ah, Scottie;
Thank you, and thank you for bringing it to my attention.

And thank you, Sammy!

You both see things differently, but see - that's the wonderful part of believing in something greater...or not. The opportunity to say I believe ______ because ________ and to allow others to feel they are respected and allowed to believe differently.
I know of no Christian who has not found their beliefs changing and evolving as their experiences change and evolve. Those who are so staunch and passionate in their unwavering demands often seem so immature to me; so much the child throwing a tantrum becuase the facts of life haven't met the story he was told.
I applaud and commend you both for being free to believe in your own understandings and I thank you for sharing them here. By doing so, you give others that same opportunity to explore their beliefs rather than parrot what some preacher or whatever told them to say.

hugs to you both;
randy.