Stop spamming the “Hi, I’m New!” thread. Something of this magnitude deserves it’s own topic.
A few things first though.
-This discussion will get heated very very fast. This is a good thing.
-Only if the heat reduces itself to mindless whining and flaming should a moderator get involved. (I’m sure they can judge correctly when they need to get involved anyway.)
-Remember this: These are other people’s beliefs you are arguing, tread lightly but don’t be afraid to express your opinion. On the other half of that- be an adult, if someone says something you disagree with, move on. It’s a matter of opinion.
Religion and science have always been matters of heated debate, it IS possible to keep it at debate levels and not mindlessly whine about fallacious statements.
This entire topic started because someone said something involving Chuck Norris’s personal beliefs and escalated.
There are countless religions upon countless deities and beliefs. There are counter beliefs that either tell the same story differently (Such as Gnosticism and Christianity.) and beliefs that contradict each other. It’s a battle that has been going on longer than anyone can remember, it’s the entire reason the middle east is in a smack down- it’s all about who is right and who is wrong.
I’m a Christian, I follow no particular sect of the religion and follow my own sets of beliefs. I am neither right nor wrong. Yet my views contradict those of other Christians. Why? Because I see things differently.
I follow the red text of the New Testament.
I decided to take part because of this;
UTA, Jesus never said anything about gay being wrong. Look in the New Testament, especially the red text. He seemed to express little interest when it came to sexual deviation. Jesus’s only ever really said to “Love one another”, he may not have meant like THAT, but my point is. He never said “Love your neighbor, unless he’s gay, then you must smite him!”. He only wanted to teach us to get along with each other.
Yeah, the Bible is horribly abridged and has been reshaped by churches countless times. I personally try to put it as radically simple as I can to understand it.
I want to get a copy of the Koran and study it too.
So that’s pretty much what’s gone on in the “Hi I’m New!” topic.
That was the last argument to be posted before everyone began degrading themselves and others with sarcastic nonsense.
Which reminds me… BE MATURE WITH THIS TOPIC!