love has more than one definition
6 Types of Love
a passionate physical and emotional love based on aesthetic enjoyment; stereotype of romantic love
a love that is played as a game or sport; conquest; may have multiple partners at once
an affectionate love that slowly develops from friendship, based on similarity
love that is driven by the head, not the heart
obsessive love; experience great emotional highs and lows; very possessive and often jealous lovers
selfless altruistic love; spiritual;
The latter is how Christianity says you are supposed to love other people, regardless of their gender. Sadly, most of us forget to.
What about philia? Aka, friendship and brotherly love.
Where does this come from? Who came up with these?
I would agree, but what many Christians protest isn't platonic love between people of the same gender, it's physical love.
What does loving one's self have to do with anything?
Hey, question, do you support all of the Bible's passages? If not, how can you pick and choose which ones to support?
How exactly can you decide which ones are applicable to modern day?
Shouldn't God's Word be transcendent of time and societal changes?
So if the Messiah had come at this point in time rather than 2000 years ago, God's Word would conform to current societal standards? That doesn't make much sense.
All of the Bible's author were simply men. Regardless of their source of inspiration, they would have been seeing things through their own culture, so of course the Bible was written for their culture.
You can believe what you want to believe and she can believe what she wants to believe.
All I did was ask a few questions that I thought raised some interesting points.
I think some things about religious texts do have to alter to fit the modern day.
Like, I dunno who said it, but something I was watching on YouTube was like "I refuse to believe that a man as compassionate as Jesus would not have changed his mind about certain issues".
Yeah, I'm trying to think of what it was.
And it did reference a Biblical story, about a woman that Jesus forgave, and she had a title or something, but I can't remember.
God's word is timeless, everything is relevant. If not the practice (stoning, sacrificing animals, etc.) than the principle.
Ah, right. I didn't make that connection.
You're christian? Damn, I have lost all respect I once had for you.
i'm an atheist and I would never lose respect for someone just because they are christian or a different religion.
I wish you weren't Anon, so I could lose a bit more of the zero respect I have for you.
Of course Jesus supports gay marriage. He even brought the wine!