Don’t go to link if you haven’t watched.
A gif of the best moment in the series thus far.
Anonymous asked: God did not create sin, therefore he did not create homosexuality. It's like saying "We sin, so God must have wanted us to."
Your argument is based on the presupposition that there was a Creator, and also on what you know of the Bible. I do not believe there was a Creator, nor do I believe that the bible is “the word of god”. But since you want to argue from that point, I will have to oblige you.
According to the Bible, God created all of the animal species on the Earth, including humans. Other animal species were not given free will as humans were. Humans were given “subjection” over “every living creature that is moving on the Earth”. Thus, no other animal species on Earth (according to the Bible) have free will. So, they are not capable of sinning. And yet, they exhibit homosexual behaviors.
From another reply: “Maybe next time you study with the witnesses that come by to see you, ask them to go over 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 with you. Also they could go over Romans 5:12 with you.” Thank you for trying to help me understand, but quoting the Bible at me, and giving me passages for me to read where it states that homosexuality is a sin will not convince me that it is morally wrong. Telling me that engaging in sinful behaviors will lead to death as the original sin had for Adam will not scare me into believing that homosexuality is wrong or sinful.
I’ve been studying the bible recently with some members of Jehovah’s Witnesses. I know, it’s a strange pursuit for a person that has no interest in finding faith or God. Mainly, I do it just to understand why belief systems are so prominent in the world. How is it that people become so indoctrinated, that they come to accept so many things uncritically?
I have met quite a few very intelligent people that are also religious. How do people with scientific background, who understand the scientific method still manage to develop a belief system that does not seem to comply with scientific understanding?
In studying the bible with Witnesses, I have come to admire a lot of them for their extensive knowledge and understanding of the Bible, that no other Christian religion has exhibited (so far as I have seen). I have had dozens of questions about the bible since I’ve started, and all of them were answered to a somewhat satisfying degree. The one that still has never been answered: If homosexuality is a sin, then why did God create homosexuality? Homosexual behavior is observed in almost all species of animals, including humans. How could it be morally wrong? If we have a “Creator”, then that same-sex attraction is clearly a product of His creation.
I have no answers, only questions.
Someone give me insight.
After everything that’s happened in the last couple months, I’ve finally gotten my first job offer in the psych field. I am ecstatic. Despite working in so many odd jobs to make ends meet, (including an office job, playing with people’s kids, and caring for my grandfather the months before his passing) I finally feel like I’m no longer stagnant when it comes to what direction my career is going in… The pay is shit, but that’s not what’s really important, and so long as I can survive, I am satisfied.
Still, it’s difficult to go after what I want when Asian parents evaluate success in a very quantifiable manner— how much money you can bring in. And every other person that hears about what I want to do gets this strange look on their face and tells me horror stories about all the dangerous encounters with crazy people they’ve had. Well, looks like I’ll have to see for myself.
If anyone has any advice, stories they want to share… I am all ears.
Who invented this Monday through Friday, 9 to 5 bullshit? I am paid to wake up in the morning, drive 15 minutes to fill a desk. Where is the productivity? And why am I not asleep right now? Give me 2 more hours to sleep, and I could be 5 times happier, and 10 times more productive. How people get by with less than 8 hours of sleep is beyond me. I’m sure over the course of evolution, before the discovery of fire, our ancestors were snoozing from sun down to sun up… which is roughly 12 hours. I don’t subscribe to the notion of 8 hours sleep being sufficient. I need a minimum of 10. Fuck the 8 hour days, 5x a week. It should be 6 hours, 4x a week.
Or maybe I’m just a sloth and a bum.
Also, working a desk job just puts into perspective how over-worked and underpaid people in the service industry are.