Religion and the gay community

  • WApilot

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    Jan 26, 2013 9:19 AM GMT
    I'm just curious of everyone's opinion on religion. I myself am a Agnostic-Atheist... I really don't feel like explaining that, just look it up. I have no problems with people whom are religious but the moment you throw your stuff in my face, I have no problem destroying youicon_twisted.gif

    But, I came to the conclusion of my own beliefs based off my life experiences and growing up in a mildly religious family environment (mother is baptist/father is Pentecostal), going to church three times a week as a child and listening to people like Pat Robertson. But I'm curious as to you guys' opinion on religion and religion in the gay community specifically.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jan 26, 2013 9:47 AM GMT
    I know we have these threads from time to time. I never really think of it as being repetitive... religion is used as a weapon against gays by many.

    Fortunately, I was liucky enough to be raised as an Episcopalian with progressive views and ideas. Nice to walk into church with my partner and introduce him to our female rector (priest) at our church and to know he is welcome and accepted.
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    Jan 26, 2013 10:00 AM GMT
    The world would be a much better place without religion.
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    Jan 26, 2013 10:07 AM GMT
    Harry7785 saidI watched a video just 2 min...& from then I started believing in god!
    Sounds legit.
  • Laurence

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    Jan 26, 2013 10:09 AM GMT
    I was brought up by my grand-parents, who were religious.

    As soon as I was old enough I started to question religion and as a young gay man couldn't believe in anything that thought I was a sinner and an abomination. It all got very confusing - 'So god made me this way, so I must be ok, even though you say I'm not'.

    I'm an atheist now. I do not believe there is a god and I do not believe in organised religion.

    I think there might be something 'more' than us. But I'm not sure.

    I try to live a honourable life with some morality.

    My big problem with religions is that they are very judgemental, all the time saying that it is 'god's' place to judge us. And that religious people seem to ignore the positive, love, side of their faith and concentrate on the hate side. I'm sure if Jesus did exist that he's can't be too happy with the way Christianity has turned out.

    Lozx
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    Jan 26, 2013 10:19 AM GMT
    Harry7785 saidhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JgpARGvBnc
    This is the video...
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH you must be fucking retarded.
  • WApilot

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    Jan 26, 2013 10:43 AM GMT
    Laurence said
    As soon as I was old enough I started to question religion and as a young gay man couldn't believe in anything that thought I was a sinner and an abomination. It all got very confusing - 'So god made me this way, so I must be ok, even though you say I'm not'.


    Agreed. Now that I'm older and understand, I've known I was gay since I was three years old after watching an episode of "The Incredible Hulk" (the old show), watching Lou Ferigno running around almost naked in tight ripped jeans. But growing up, having these feelings, natural feelings and being told that I am wrong, disgusting and worth of death... as a child, I started to question religion. After reading the bible I realized a lot of things in there people now-a-days don't consider sin, but based off the bible it is.

    Rather than holding a "God hates fags" sign, one should also hold a "God hates Red Lobster" sign also, given that shell fish is also a sin by Leviticus standards, as well as tattoos, cutting your hair and having sex with a woman during her menstrual cycle and after pregnancy if you do not follow a certain time frame with an arbitrary number separated by having either a boy or girl.

    Basically what I am saying is, the bible is full of many things that we hold as normal and not sinful today or some things in the bible are okay (slavery, killing your children) but we created laws against those. Religion is nothing more than a way to control individuals lives to someone elses wacked standard

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    Jan 26, 2013 1:12 PM GMT
    I think you should use the Bose A20 aviation headset.

    It is the god of my cockpit.
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    Jan 26, 2013 1:23 PM GMT
    Got invited to church this Sunday, by a nice customer of mine who lives in my area. Thinking of going, but not sure I come out to her anytime soon... sure beats the time I spend not socializing otherwise... icon_confused.gif
    Just shoot me. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jan 26, 2013 2:41 PM GMT
    Which gay community (RJ is only one of many) and which religion?
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    Mar 04, 2013 11:39 PM GMT
    Laurence saidI was brought up by my grand-parents, who were religious.

    As soon as I was old enough I started to question religion and as a young gay man couldn't believe in anything that thought I was a sinner and an abomination. It all got very confusing - 'So god made me this way, so I must be ok, even though you say I'm not'.

    I'm an atheist now. I do not believe there is a god and I do not believe in organised religion.

    I think there might be something 'more' than us. But I'm not sure.

    I try to live a honourable life with some morality.

    My big problem with religions is that they are very judgemental, all the time saying that it is 'god's' place to judge us. And that religious people seem to ignore the positive, love, side of their faith and concentrate on the hate side. I'm sure if Jesus did exist that he's can't be too happy with the way Christianity has turned out.

    Lozx

    I'm sorry you went down this path because of people who claim to know Christ as Saviour who doesn't know them and shitty interpretations of the Bible. Atheism has a strong foothold with the homosexual community because they see what is called an 'Ugly Christian" with all his anti-gay rhetoric and they are poisoned to the whole concept of the God, Jesus, or anything smelling of Peter, Paul, or Mary ("I hate God because He hated me first" is the sub-conscious underpinning behind it).
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    Mar 04, 2013 11:41 PM GMT
    4i3JR0phan7 saidGot invited to church this Sunday, by a nice customer of mine who lives in my area. Thinking of going, but not sure I come out to her anytime soon... sure beats the time I spend not socializing otherwise... icon_confused.gif
    Just shoot me. icon_rolleyes.gif

    Did you go?