Just because the world needs more love. Not hate. No, we don't need that.
|Love all freebie|
N.B. the font is named Cookie Monster by Des.
Ps. I have spread some blog love here:
*Aud Sentiments: Any sentiment
*Creative Fingers: Anything goes
*Cute Card Thursday: Anything goes
*Paper Crafting Journey: Bling it up
*Sparkle N Sprinkle: Anything goes with glitter
*Tiddly Inks: Anything goes
*Word Art Wednesday: they removed my entry three times. They clearly need more love.
|Gay couple digital stamp|
|Lesbian couple digital stamp|
Ps. 2. Apparently I managed to get a Pauline Christian Fundamentalist here: someone who abuses the words of the Bible from a wishful thinking to get simple, clear rules of complex moral issues. At first it amused me, but then it really infuriated me. I'm not going to sugar-coat it. I assume you were not brought up in Europe in the shadows of the Holocaust, and therefore didn't learn from an early age that prejudices against people are bad ALWAYS. Even if you didn't learn that lesson, you should at least be able to learn from the reality which you are living in today. In that kind of reality, hate crimes against LGBTQ-people take lives. Bullying takes lives.
If you are really concerned about other people's salvation, then you should really know that you could become liable to Biblicism. Biblicism can at worst become a form of idolatry, which is a serious crime against the First Commandment.
Just like the Taliban in Pakistan doesn't understand the Quran, a Christian Taliban (often in U.S.) abuses the Bible to target certain people. A Pauline Christian Taliban generalizes from Paul's words (Rome 1:26 f, 1 Corinthians 6:9 and 1 Tim 1:10 f) to be the Word of God concerning ALL kinds of sexuality between people of the same sex in ALL kinds of relationships in all times and in ALL social and cultural contexts.
The Bible is really a book about God and NOT a book about human sexuality. Also if you claim to be a Christian, then it's Jesus that you should follow and not Paul. (Unless you are a Paulinian.)
Homosexuality was not a central question either for Jesus or for the first Christians, since homosexuality was not even mentioned in the teachings of Jesus. How can we interpret Jesus' silence on the issue? Look to the double commandment of love. If you do not recognize the importance and the greatness of the double commandment of love, then you really don't know the first thing about the Bible.
The Christians who condemn homosexuality, think they are morally superior and therefore within their right to impose their morals on other people. Reality check: they are not. They condemn a group of people, based on certain Greek and Hebrew words, which they do not even understand. Most likely they follow a translation of the Bible, which hasn’t taken into account recent (i.e. less than 150 years ago) discoveries of Greek text materials (including papyri and inscriptions) that shed new light on Greek vocabulary. How can it be just and Christian to condemn a group of people, based on words like malakos and arsenokoites/arsenokoitai (which can’t even been found in the Greek translation Septuaginta of the Bible, 300 BCE)? It can't be justified.
Hate can never be justified. God was not hateful. God's love was for everyone.
~Well, that is if you believe in that sort of thing.