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Posted Sep 24, '10 at 8:26pm

valkery

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I am now going to quote the bible. No amtter what you think or what you want to say this Country was created on a strong moral basis. Anyone who believes differently can burn in heII for eternity.

Anyways... in Leviticus 20:13, it states that "If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They must be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.

This is obviously not going to happen in todays society, and I am not saying it should. One of my best friends has a mom who is lesbian (she went gay after having him) andI don't think she should be put to death. However, I don;t think she should get married. That is completely ignoring one of the base principals of the bible, and probably the quaran and a couple thousand other religious books.

 

Posted Sep 24, '10 at 8:28pm

Avorne

Avorne

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Strong moral basis does not equal religious basis. You fail life forever - go slit your wrists and die and rot in Hell where maggots shall forever feast upon your burning flesh and Satan himself shall 'tear you a new one'.

 

Posted Sep 24, '10 at 8:28pm

Hypermnestra

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That is completely ignoring one of the base principals of the bible, and probably the quaran and a couple thousand other religious books.

But we should not base our society on religion, it should be based on what is right and wrong, what is fair, not on some religious text.
 

Posted Sep 24, '10 at 8:39pm

ABarOfSoap

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But we should not base our society on religion, it should be based on what is right and wrong, what is fair, not on some religious text.


Agreed, but basing it on some religious morals was not all that bad. Sure, a lot of it is very outdated, and should have room to be changed, taken out, and so on. Important thing is, it provided a base for rules to expand from, on what is right and wrong, what is fair, etc.
 

Posted Sep 24, '10 at 8:41pm

Avorne

Avorne

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And of course since religious morals were founded on social norms at the time - It's all rules we've made up anyway.

 

Posted Sep 24, '10 at 8:56pm

Hypermnestra

Hypermnestra

26,725 posts

Agreed, but basing it on some religious morals was not all that bad. Sure, a lot of it is very outdated, and should have room to be changed, taken out, and so on. Important thing is, it provided a base for rules to expand from, on what is right and wrong, what is fair, etc.

I call shenanigans.
The Bible stated that anyone who didn't believe in God was to be killed[Exodus 22:20], that women were inferior to men[Leviticus 27: 1-7], that the uncircumcised should be ostracized[Genesis 17:14], that people who work on Sunday should be killed[Exodus 31:14], that people who are handicapped or even ugly cannot pray[Leviticus 21:18], and so much more. I'm going to say that the Bible says a lot more bad stuff than good.
 

Posted Sep 24, '10 at 8:59pm

Somers

Somers

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call shenanigans.
The Bible stated that anyone who didn't believe in God was to be killed[Exodus 22:20], that women were inferior to men[Leviticus 27: 1-7], that the uncircumcised should be ostracized[Genesis 17:14], that people who work on Sunday should be killed[Exodus 31:14], that people who are handicapped or even ugly cannot pray[Leviticus 21:18], and so much more. I'm going to say that the Bible says a lot more bad stuff than good.


you mis-interpret...
 

Posted Sep 24, '10 at 9:01pm

Hypermnestra

Hypermnestra

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you mis-interpret...

How so?
 

Posted Sep 24, '10 at 9:03pm

ABarOfSoap

ABarOfSoap

230 posts

Eh, I say Hypermnestra has brought up a very good point. And elaborate on your point, Somers. Although I'm not so sure we should continue this whole discussion on this thread. It doesn't fit the topic.

 

Posted Sep 24, '10 at 9:04pm

Hypermnestra

Hypermnestra

26,725 posts

*I made a mistake; the Ex 22:20 link goes to Leviticus, my bad. Here's the right link.

Eh, I say Hypermnestra has brought up a very good point. And elaborate on your point, Somers. Although I'm not so sure we should continue this whole discussion on this thread. It doesn't fit the topic.

Sure.
You brought it up though...I just wanted to prove that the Bible did not instill morality into mankind, unlike what you say.
 
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