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25 November 2008 @ 03:22 pm
Was Jesus Gay?  
As we all know by now, the greatest enemy the church has is the homosexual. For some reason, the church thinks it's their business of what two grown people do consensually in private. They will condemn all of those who are following a same-sex relationship by saying that it's a sin in the Bible. And those who are sinning in this manner are going to Hell to burn for all eternity. No exceptions.

But what these Christians don't know is that there is more evidence that Jesus was gay than evidence that Jesus was NOT gay. Remember the book and movie, "The DaVinci Code"? All of the Catholics were up in arms saying that Jesus did NOT marry a woman and have a child. So they did not want Jesus to have heterosexual sex. I'm not implying that they wanted him to have homosexual sex, but they vehemently denied he was married and produced an offspring.

So that leaves us with this verse in St. Mark:

"And the youth, looking upon him (Jesus), loved him and beseeched that he might remain with him. And going out of the tomb, they went into the house of the youth, for he was rich. And after six days, Jesus instructed him and, at evening, the youth came to him wearing a linen cloth over his naked body. And he remained with him that night, for Jesus taught him the mystery of the Kingdom of God" - U.S. Biblical scholar, Morton Smith, of Columbia University, a fragment of manuscript he found at the Mar Saba monastery near Jerusalem in 1958, showed that the full text of St. Mark chapter 10 (between verses 34 and 35 in the standard version of the Bible)

And these verses in the King James Version (Mark 14:51-52):

"And there followed him a certain young man, having a linen cloth cast about his naked body; and the young men laid hold on him"

"And he left the linen cloth, and fled from them naked"

Jesus was also unmarried and 30 years old. That was unheard of in those days when society considered a 30 year old man to be an "elder" and people married as early as their teens. Plus there are always those 12 men following him around - okay I jest at that one.

Anyhow, this article from the Christian website SpiritRestoration.org touches more on the subject of Jesus' homosexuality.
 
 
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my_weirdnessmy_weirdness on November 28th, 2008 04:30 am (UTC)
The Da Vinci Code that was a good book and definitely one of my favorites. Jesus Christ, gay? That is a new one. I never heard that one before. Don't forget that Jesus was kissed by his disciples.

Well. Sorry for the late response, I was in Disney World.

I saw your list of comparing the Greek mythology to Jesus Christ. That is another list I can throw in that the Christian churches never told me.

I go to a public college (my mom wanted me to continue my Christian education at a Christian college) and I realized that the Christian education system keeps the students in a religious protective bubble and knit picks what they want to teach their students. I wanted to grow out of that and learn about "real life."

Some of my classes that helped me see the "other side" point of view were World Literature, World History, and Earth Science.

Some of the things I never knew that the Christian world never taught me:

The Deluge is a common theme and the Flood Story is in the Epic of Gilgamesh, which pre-dates the Bible.

Christianity is not the only religion that teaches about resurrection (Egyptian mythology), virgin births (Indian mythology), and you mentioned several Greek mythology similarities.

Gay people are not the devil and some can be better Christians than those who are heterosexual.

Christmas was originally not a Christian holiday and could have its origins from a pagan winter festival.

The Earth is not 6000 years old. I am not going to claim that it millions or billions of years old but I am going to say more than 6000.

Another one is that atheists are not dumb and they know what they are talking about and they have good strong evidence on their side.

I could go on but you probably know all this stuff. I am not changing my thoughts on Christianity but I am evolving (can I use that word?) my thoughts on some of the things that the Christian church teaches.

This leads me to my Islam report. I had to change my ideas because my teacher thought that I might be leading myself into trouble if I compared Christianity and Islam so I had to change my paper to claim that Allah and the Biblical God are different.

Yeah sorry about the randomness and not really pertaining to your post. Also I think you have to much fun with your posts.
unlearnfaithunlearnfaith on November 29th, 2008 02:10 pm (UTC)
Well just remember if it makes you feel better, you can still have a relationship with God and ditch the Christianity. That is what I did for many years. I knew Christianity was all a big myth and the churches were just into brainwashing and making you feel guilty for being a horrible person when you're really not.

It is okay to denounce Christianity and still have a relationship with God. Look at it this way - the Muslims do it all the time. Anyway if you don't make it all the way over to atheism, that is your choice. But it is okay to let go of religion and still believe in God. That is called "Deism" and some famous Deists include: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, Thomas Paine, Voltaire, and many other great minds who thought for themselves during the Enlightenment Period. This is why they made the provision in the Constitution "Separation of Church and State". They denounced Christianity.

And no, atheists are definitely not stupid. It takes a lot of learning about the myths of religion to get to this point, and most atheists know the Bible better than most Christians out there.

Anyway it is your own personal choice. I really don't push my beliefs on anyone. I am only saying it is okay to leave Christianity and still have God in your life.