Well that went about as well as expected.
“Do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?"
"The broad wall of Babylon shall be leveled to the ground, and her high gates shall be burned with fire. The peoples labor for nothing, and the nations weary themselves only for fire."
"It is more blessed to give than to receive."
"For the word of God is living, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart."
"Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then I will be confident."
"Let us hold fast to the profession of our faith without wavering (for He is faithful who promised), and let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works."
Let's move away from the bestiality and paedophilia discussion, please? Or do we really really really want this topic closed?
Last edited by Kestrel; 12-27-2012 at 02:49 PM.
we have such sights to show you
This thread needs to be taken out back and shot in the head.
There are a few outright homophobic people here, as well as others who dress it up as joking. But for the most part it's been very tolerant. Interesting terms, OP. I hadn't heard of some of them.
Personally I'd have to say transfolk issues concern more than gay issues. It's an a lot harder road to walk down, and it seems to be acceptable--in some places where people are fine with homosexuality--to be transphobic. So that's a bigger issue to me tbh.
There's a lot of intermixing going on between the two, but they're definitely separate, and it's ethics, by and large, that (or ought to) dictate societal rules, not morality.
It is the differentiation between ethics and morals, for example, that can allow someone to find homosexuality to be "morally wrong" from their socio-cultural or religious standpoint.. and yet advocate for gay marriage or for the fair treatment/civil rights of homosexuals. That would be a pretty big paradox if not for the differentiation between morals and ethics.