Originally Posted by GrimJaww
see this is EXACTLY my problem. does your religion not say homosexuality is wrong? are you saying that religious beliefs are not the main reason why homosexuals do not have the equal rights? the 200 grand the mormon church donated to support prop 8 would have to say othewise.
if you really believe that your religion does not endorse these things then why not change that which these "other" religions use from your religion? the bible has been rewritten before. so why are these things still there?
i want you to think about this the next time you go to church. what are the things my own faith tells me that i disagree with. are these things small? or are they being detrimental to the progress of human civilization? ask the leader of your church if they think homosexuality is a sin. ask them if they believe a woman doesnt have the right to decide what happens with there own body. then ask yourself if you can really follow these people knowing that even tho your contribution may be small you are helping to spread such beliefs you yourself disagree with.
Ok, first of all don't
patronize me. Second of all did you even read my argument? I said that many churches still hold the policy to treat homosexuals as human beings as equals. I'm not going to turn this into a debate about homosexuality but I will say this, I can see why people might be against homosexuality (biologically, things don't work that way). That doesn't
mean they have to treat them as lesser people, and that doesn't
mean that homosexuals should be belittled, and that is the opinion of multiple churches.
Originally Posted by Rirakkuma
The person I quoted was calling the OP a hypocritical Christian because his version of Christianity varies. Therefore, it's relative. Since there is no universal religion, they are all hypocritical of each other. So, from my perspective, religion is hypocrisy.
Right, but the way you're using the term hypocritical is wrong. It might make sense to you, but you need to find another word, because people act on the beliefs of their own branch of Christianity, which is in no way hypocritical at all. The word that fits into your statement is "contradictory"