People do understand "the word" was written hundreds of years after Christ and written from stories passed down like a game of telephone,and formed by Constantine who deleted more than a dozen gospels outside of the 4 approved which helped conform the masses...... right?
That's only partially correct. There are actually eight major families of documents that eventually became part of the canon, and six of them were entirely outside of Western Latin influence. When you toss out the documents that were clearly derivative or were only accepted by a small fraction of believers at that time you only end up with about 0.3% of text that even merits discussion, and almost all of that variance is represented in modern translations. You have to keep in mind there are almost 3,000 extant documents related to the New Testament, plus thousands more of contemporary commentaries. By the time the Bible itself was officially canonized it had been unofficially formalized for over 200 years, and that canonization didn't apply to any of the Byzantine or African textual lineages that still ended up almost 99% in agreement.
Aside from morals, I honestly can't say. obviously you haven't read anything I said. I don't have a problem with gays, although I think it's funny and disgusting at the same time. in fact i think it's really funny and I want to burst out laughing every time i see one but I don't cause I don't want to be thought being rude. But why should I have to change who I am to please other people? Should I have to hold in my laughter for the feelings of other?
The fact that you find it funny speaks more to your sophomoric sense of humor than to anything meaningful. No need to ascribe morality to what seems to be plain uncomfortableness with homosexuality as a whole. Does the thought of two women kissing turn you on, and if so, don't you see the inherent hypocrisy?
We can talk about all that after you admit that you aren't chosen. You are doing a lot of whatever it is your doing for personal satisfaction but you haven't had a calling to do what you want to be doing. So as long as you are doing for your own personally reasons, you will never have an ear to hear the true meaning of the things that you are saying.
The chosen one can literally tell you the meaning of anything that you come with but you won't hear because you don't have the ears for it. It's cool that you want to be anointed and a teacher but you know not what you are doing. I am only telling you this for pity because if you mislead people then you will be held accountable for taking things into your own hands.
Ah, yes, the classic "people who agree with me are the spiritually anointed ones" logical fallacy. Rampant in certain charismatic sects and loony theologies where irrationality is celebrated and actual devotion and deliberation of theological matters are discouraged. Too much "thinking" is bad thing for churches that rely on unquestioned devotion. Never mind the fact that Paul admonished believers to constantly test and verify the doctrines they are taught.
Furthermore, I make no claims whatsoever to be a teacher to others; it is not my place to make such a claim. I can only speak from what I have learned with the full understanding that I have put in the time and effort that very few have to understand in a deeper level. I don't worry about answering to anyone on this Earth about my conclusions, so your red-herring warning means nothing to me.
His father did the right thing to get out if ministries if he was preaching against it then turns around and accepts it.
I don't see why. I'm a Christian who devoutly believes modern American religion has it very wrong on homosexuality and that no loving God would create someone with a genetic disposition and then condemn them for it. There's also the small fact that we aren't Hebrews in danger of being swayed by fertility cults (old testament) nor are we pederasts raping small boys (new testament) which covers all of the anti-homo prohibitions in the Bible.
Don't agree? I really don't care. Between the two of us only one of us has seminary training and twenty years of theological studies to base their opinion on.
Anyone who thinks homosexuality is a choice needs to talk with one of my closest friends who grew up as a conservative pastor's son in rural eastern North Carolina, went to a Christian school and college, became a youth pastor, and even married a lovely girl before finally coming out after twenty two years of living a lie. What's amazing is that his hellfire preaching father has accepted him and gotten out of ministry while his mother has disowned him.
It's as much a choice as a fat white guy can choose to become Cam Newton.
Andrew Luck is a prodigy. The most mature rookie the NFL has seen in a while. I have no problem with his ranking. Everyone complaining about Luck being ranked higher than Cam, I was surprised to see Cam ranked at all to tell you the truth. Cam still needs to harness all his skills.
Umm. No. Incorrect. This is a load of horseshiit masquerading as intelligent talk.
Luck played like hot festering garbage for long stretches of the year. His post-snap progression reading is miles behind Cam, and his pre-snap reads weren't particularly great either. The comparisons between Luck and Peyton as a rookie are so unwarranted that I literally wonder if people actually have a f*cking clue what sport they are watching.