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September 19, 2011 - 90 went

"Does the theory of biological evolution damage or destroy Christianity?"

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  • Andy N.

    My friend and I were talking to Keith (assistant pastor on the right) for a LONG time after the event. We discussed homosexuality and gay marriage. Keith tried to seem 'accepting' by talking about how being gay is a sin but that he "sins too when he lusts after a woman who is not his wife." He repeated this several times. My problem with this argument is that it weighs the two sins unfairly. Keith sees himself as a one-time-sinner when he lusts after a woman, yet a person who is gay is sinful just for existing. This whole "I sin too but I can stop" argument to try to reach out to gay people like me doesn't work. Comparing the struggle of controlling an occasional wood for a woman is not the same as someone being innately homosexual. I hate how it's basically indirectly saying that homosexuality is a choice that can be controlled.

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  • A former member

    Just the simple act of having a civilized dialogue is a big step. Personally, I don't think dogma can be ultimately reconciled with humanist ethics but I still feel beholden to make whatever compromises are possible.

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