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JackBlair69 saidIt's rather self-evident. Marriage has always been viewed as between a man and a woman, and that predates the Bible.
I don't think the Bible explicitly mentions it because it probably didn't cross anyone's mind that a man would want to marry a man.
It's like saying the Bible doesn't prohibit taking LSD.
Oh, please. Of course there would be "instances" of same-sex unions. They are the exceptions that rather prove the rule.
You cannot argue that same-sex marriage has been accepted as par with hetero marriage throughout human history.
We were the exception then and we're the exception now. The Bible is holding you back in time, while people who are more rational are trying to change the world.
That's crap. Take a look at the 20th century and it's "rationality": Germany, USSR, China - All took a "rational" approach" and sought to "change the world," by rejecting Christian humanism, and look at what happened. About 100 million people exterminated, and billions forced into a life of misery and horror.
You and your ilk really do like to rewrite history, don't you?
Of all religions, I'd argue that Christianity is one of the most dangerous.
Let's just look at one slice of your faith's rich history: the Crusades. I have many, many others in case you're interested. Note that all figures are according to contemporary Christian chroniclers.
* Semlin/Hungary 6/24/96 thousands slain. Wieselburg/Hungary 6/12/96 thousands.
* 9/9/96-9/26/96 Nikaia, Xerigordon (then Turkish), thousands respectively.
* Until January 1098 a total of 40 capital cities and 200 castles conquered (number of slain unknown)
* After 6/3/98 Antioch (then Turkish) conquered, between 10,000 and 60,000 slain. 6/28/98 100,000 Turks (incl. women and children) killed. Here the Christians "did no other harm to the women found in [the enemy's] tents - save that they ran their lances through their bellies," according to Christian chronicler Fulcher of Chartres.
* Marra (Maraat an-numan) 12/11/98 thousands killed. Because of the subsequent famine "the already stinking corpses of the enemies were eaten by the Christians" said chronicler Albert Aquensis.
* Jerusalem conquered 7/15/1099 more than 60,000 victims (Jewish, Muslim, men, women, and children). In the words of one witness: "there [in front of Solomon's temple] was such a carnage that our people were wading ankle-deep in the blood of our foes", and after that "happily and crying for joy our people marched to our Savior’s tomb, to honor it and to pay off our debt of gratitude."
* Christian chronicler Eckehard of Aura noted that "even the following summer in all of Palestine the air was polluted by the stench of decomposition". One million victims of the first crusade alone.
* Battle of Askalon, 8/12/1099. 200,000 heathens slaughtered "in the name of Our Lord Jesus Christ".
* Fourth crusade: 4/12/1204 Constantinople sacked, number of victims unknown, numerous thousands, many of them Christian.
* Rest of Crusades in less detail: until the fall of Akron 1291 probably 20 million victims (in the Holy land and Arab/Turkish areas alone).