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Societal Abandonment of the Bible as a Moral Guide

Who individuals are attracted to is none of our business and shouldn’t influence our encounters with them, but that is different than the normalization of homosexual sex.
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This would mean another very serious step down the road of rejecting the dictates of the bible in a country that is increasingly becoming less religious and more libertarian. In the world of libertarians sexual morality is practically nonexistent as a societal value. Is this the kind of society we want to raise our children in? Where they are taught by society that gay sex is just fine… like eating kosher candy? Nothing wrong with it?

It is one thing to acknowledge the prevalence of homosexuality in the world and the attendant biblically forbidden sex that that usually accompanies it… and to tolerate it. It is also very just to not be judgmental to those who engage in it in the privacy of their own homes. It is equally just to treat homosexuals as equals in all societal encounters. Who they are attracted to is none of our business and shouldn’t influence our encounters with them. All human beings are created in the image of God and ought to be treated that way.

But when there is a push to completely normalize gay sex – making a Biblically forbidden act completely equal to heterosexual sex which is blessed by God through marriage – it is just plain wrong. And in my view not pleasing to God. Those of us who are American citizens who feel the same way I do ought to discourage it. I am very disappointed that things are going in this direction.

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About the Author: Harry Maryles runs the blog "Emes Ve-Emunah" which focuses on current events and issues that effect the Jewish world in general and Orthodoxy in particular. It discuses Hashkafa and news events of the day - from a Centrist perspctive and a philosphy of Torah U'Mada. He can be reached at hmaryles@yahoo.com.

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2 Responses to “Societal Abandonment of the Bible as a Moral Guide”

  1. Alex Mann says:

    The Bible is full of sexism, racism, violence, factual inaccuracies, logical fallacies, self-contradictions and fabrication. It is in fact so out of touch with reality that the trend of "interpretations" was invented, in order to try to justify or defend notions about reality, the solar system, etc. that would be laughable by any standard today. Also, the Bible is but one book of opinions among many, and some cultures have lived just fine for thousands of years without ever hearing of Christianity. And the more people leave this relic behind the better.

  2. Well reasoned. It is illogical to ask God's blessing on something that He has called an abomination.

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