Originally posted by Nemesio
There is no one just, not one, there is no one who understands, there
is no one who seeks God. All have gone astray; all alike are
worthless; there is not one who does good, even one. Romans 10b-12.
If you hold that all sin is abhorant in the eyes of God, then why do
you or any 'church' weigh this particular sin so heavily? You write 'It's
a bad o Marry Divorced Women?'
Why aren't they picketting at weddings, too?
Hmm... interesting post, Nemesio.
I'm pretty tired and a bit tipsy, so bear with me.
On sins, I'd say what happened to venal and mortal etc.? I think there are grades of sin.
Puerile, but this is the way I see it: permit this analogy. It's like lies. There are white lies, medium lies, and black lies.
However, if someone tells a few porkie pies, and then repents, that should be ok. If someone says I was born a liar, it's not my fault, and actually I quite enjoy lying anyway, so deal with it world... then that shouldn't be ok.
So if you class homosexuality as a sin, then living that lifestyle is a choice to continue sinning, is it not?
(I'm devil's advocate here, by the by).
But that's a good question on divorcées... No man should come between a man and his wife, certainly, as that's Gospel. But if a woman divorces on other grounds, then dating her for me would be a goer (divorcées tend to be well up-for-it, in my experience- I met a 25y.o. one this summer... Modesty was not the order of the day for her... but she WAS from the Flanders. I digress.)
But personally, I believe in the sanctity of marriage, so that's something to be done once anyway.