Homosexuality is prohibited

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We must stand up for moral values in our country. The three great Abrahamic religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam prohibit homosexuality, and it is an abomination.

The Torah is the primary source of Jewish law. It states: “(A man) shall not lie with another man as with a woman, it is a toeba (abomination)” (Leviticus 18:22). The stated punishment for willful violation is the death penalty.

According to the Bible’s Romans 1:26-27: “Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion.”

The Islamic Quran, in 26:165-166, says “What! Of all creatures in the world, do you approach males and leave the wives your Lord created for you? Nay, but you are a people transgressing.”

These are very clear commandments against homosexuality, and punishments can be expected in this life and a sure penalty is waiting in the hereafter, according to the three religions. We must strive to overcome this behavior and help people to correct their stance.

The three great Abrahamic religions are based on the worship of one God without any form of partnership, and brings discipline among human beings to live in peace, harmony and love. The division created by homosexuality behavior induces differences, which may lead to irreligious behavior and disunity, breaking the discipline that has built this country to be a great nation.

I.A. Jilani

Augusta

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karradur
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karradur 05/13/13 - 11:52 am
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@InChristLove

Could you imagine that?

You're a laborer in 1000 BC, and you're working on a new palace for the King of Israel, and the foreman says the wall is to be fifty cubits long.

So, instead of using a commonly agreed standard of what a "cubit" is, you just stick out your arm and figure out how long a cubit is supposed to be, because you know it's roughly your elbow to your fingertips, and you go from there.

That will work out perfectly, won't it?

You do know that the Egyptian cubit was 20.7 inches (with a variance of .1 inch both ways) for thousands of years, right?

karradur
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karradur 05/13/13 - 11:56 am
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Ancient measurements were imprecise, I guess.

That's why the Great Pyramid was so lopsided and misaligned.

...wait a minute.

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PolishBear 05/13/13 - 12:11 pm
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DEAR I.A. JILANI:

Fortunately the United States is not a theocracy. It is not the job of our secular government to enforce your personal interpretation of "God's Will," but rather to enforce the Constitution. And unless you think the Constitution only applies to people who are Straight (i.e. heterosexual), there is no justification for the government to deny law-abiding, taxpaying Gay couples the exact same legal benefits and protections that Straight couples have always taken for granted.

This is not to say that you are not free to conduct your own life as your personal religious views dictate. No one will ever force you to accept Gay people into your circle of friends or accept marriage equality for Gay couples, let alone force you to marry another man. Marriage equality will have precisely ZERO impact on your life, your family, or your church. And you should politely decline any invitations to Gay weddings that you should receive.

Have a nice life.

nofanofobama
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nofanofobama 05/13/13 - 12:17 pm
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karrdur -if you actually are

karrdur -if you actually are a big fan of christ...you ought to listen to him....because if you have trouble with the GOD of the old testament you have problems with Christ..remember He said the father and I are one..perhaps if you read scripture as a history of redemption...GOD redeeming a fallen people ...you might not get caught up in one verse here or there..remember every one of the patriochs was a sinner capable and able of sinning...which is duly recorded in scripture...yet GOD worked thru these people.

InChristLove
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InChristLove 05/13/13 - 12:19 pm
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Yes Karradur, an Egyptian

Yes Karradur, an Egyptian cubic foot is 17.6, but a Hebrew cubic foot was 17.5, unless we look at the long version which is 20.4 for Hebrew and 20.6 for Egyptians. Different lengths for the term “cubit” were assigned by different ancient people and was based on the distance from the elbow to the fingertips.

Up until Noah came off the Ark, only one cubit measurement existed. The exact length of this cubit is unknown. (This was because Noah and his family were the first generation and they set the standard). After the nations were divided, years later at the Tower of Babel, different cultures (people groups) adopted different cubits.

In large-scale construction projects, ancient civilizations typically used the long cubit (about 19.8–20.6 in [52 cm]). The Bible offers some input in 2 Chronicles 3:3, which reveals that Solomon used an older (long) cubit in construction of the temple.

Didn't seem to effect the construction in biblical times so do think lopsidedness was a problem.

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