The same can be said about Communism.
I was actually playing Animal Crossing when I thought of this post. Great minds think alike!
I don't treat the Bible as a science or history book because, yes, it does have many contradictions. I believe, mostly, in what Jesus taught: feeding the poor, healing the sick, and loving everybody. Jesus was a long-haired, homeless hippie, and essentially the first liberal, so many Christians nowadays ruin this image by using his name to oppress others.
Many people also forget that a lack of faith does not mean disproof
Good point, Forgaymarriage. Last I checked, Jesus taught me to love my neighbor, heal the sick, feed the poor, clothe the naked, etc. and that by doing that to the lowest people on earth, I do it to the highest in heaven. That's why I'm liberal.
Even if God were to be against it, we shouldn't use God's opinions as our law. Some people don't believe in God, so they'd be forced to obey the laws of a deity they don't believe in. That is just unfair.
And even if it is a sin, didn't Jesus forgive our sins?
(I understand your sarcasm.) I laugh whenever I hear someone say they're protecting the "sanctity of marriage," because "sanctity" is basically the noun form of sacred, which means religiously important. We can't have our laws based solely on the "Word of God," because some people don't believe in God (I do), and it isn't fair to make people obey the laws of a deity in which they don't believe.
Exactly, Anonymous. It's like a child looking at a TV. The child can't comprehend all the mechanics behind it, so they pick a simpler explanation, like "there are little people living in there."
A lot of the time I just tell people I'm Agnostic because it's simpler to explain.
I know I do it subconsciously to other Christians...
I know! Learning about evolution just makes me think that God's just that much cooler!
If you think gay marriage has to be banned so your marriage is more "special" (I can't think of a better word), then it probably wasn't in the first place.
I don't believe in that story literally, I was just saying how the Bible is interpreted. (It's like how you can read Harry Potter, interpret it, and take away "life lessons" from it, without believing in it.)
Exactly. According to the Bible, Eve ate the apple off the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. People who interpret the Bible allegorically (like me) believe that this was when humans lost the knowledge of God. (So whenever we judge, we grow more distant from God.)