Quote# 108727

I think the point of this caricature, Elegance, is that any attempt to repeat what the Scripture says about the sinfulness of homosexuality is "unloving." We are supposed to act as though there is nothing wrong with it ("because that's what Jesus would do") and then they will come to the Lord and someday, somewhere down the road they somehow discover (without us telling them) that homosexuality is a sin; and, the theory goes, they will stop committing the acts which Holy Scripture calls abominable. It's a plan. It's not the kind of plan we see followed by the prophets, apostles, or our Lord Jesus, but it is a plan. I'm not so sure it actually works, but it is a plan. The one positive thing we can say about this plan is that it frees one from the discomfort of offending people with the truth and suffering the backlash that accompanies such honesty.

Richard C Klueg, Christianity Today 8 Comments [5/20/2015 2:57:51 AM]
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Ivurm

I'm OK with people being Christian, I just don't like in when the Media rams it down my throat.

5/20/2015 3:07:49 AM

Malingspann

I think the point of this caricature, Elegance, is that any attempt to repeat what the Scripture says about the sinfulness of mixed-fabric clothing is "unloving." We are supposed to act as though there is nothing wrong with it ("because that's what Jesus would do") and then they will come to the Lord and someday, somewhere down the road they somehow discover (without us telling them) that wearing clothes made of more than one fabric is a sin; and, the theory goes, they will stop committing the acts which Holy Scripture calls abominable. It's a plan. It's not the kind of plan we see followed by the prophets, apostles, or our Lord Jesus, but it is a plan. I'm not so sure it actually works, but it is a plan. The one positive thing we can say about this plan is that it frees one from the discomfort of offending people with the truth and suffering the backlash that accompanies such honesty.

5/20/2015 3:10:27 AM

Doubting Thomas

We are supposed to act as though there is nothing wrong with it ("because that's what Jesus would do")

No, it's because there is nothing wrong with it.

5/20/2015 9:51:44 AM

Kanna

Apparently an intrusive interest into the lives of others is now part of Christian dogma.

5/20/2015 11:00:00 AM

Old Viking

I forget. What was it Jesus said about homosexuality?

5/20/2015 3:45:24 PM

Sasha

offending people with the truth and suffering the backlash that accompanies such honesty.

I prefer when bigots are honest about their fear and hatred. Then the world can see them for what they are.

5/20/2015 9:14:04 PM

Yossarian Lives

Hedging your bets eh? The positive is that as the odds for an afterlife increase through time the potential winnings, should the unlikely event where you're proven right occurs, will be great. The ecstasy may leave you when God condemns you for greed though.

5/21/2015 2:25:15 AM

Goomy pls

I'm going to offend you with the truth now:

T3h g3igh is not evil, and "sin" doesn't even exist.

Ohhhhh, so offensive!

6/5/2015 2:32:11 PM

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