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10:57 AM on 01/11/13
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Continuity as in finding the ideas in the Bible to be in harmony? Because I find that these instances where the alleged sin does no harm to anyone to be completely inconsistent with the character of God.

I meant in terms of the cherry picking argument. It seems the biggest issue is interpretations on continuity. I dont know I'll revisit it later.
10:59 AM on 01/11/13
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Haha, what a bunch of hypocritical assholes.

You can't say you're all about "loving people" while saying an entire group of people are "sinners" and going to hell because of how they were born.

Maybe I'm just old-fashioned, but I see proclaiming that a very large population of people you've never met are by nature immoral and evil as somewhat malicious. If you want to talk about harm, look at the number of gay students who commit suicide. That's why I don't act passively toward homophobia. It's hate speech, it would be considered hate speech if it was about any other large group, and on the bigger scale, it has tangible harm.

You don't think it's a bit of a stretch to extrapolate from "homosexuality is a sin" to "homosexuals are evil"??
Granted I can see why a lot of people conflate these two things: Christian fanatics and extremists are by far the loudest and when they call something a sin they sure as hell don't sugarcoat that what they mean is that they believe--let alone wish--that the sinner will burn in literal hellfire for all eternity.

But then there are those like Reynolds who I'd argue are the majority of Christians who only mean to say--and did indeed imply--that sinners are broken and most importantly forgiven through Christ or whatever. That is not the same as condemnation. And like those few that have posted about him being generalized and branded as a 'homophobe', I agree and don't think he should be lumped in with the crazies.
11:00 AM on 01/11/13
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Oh wow this thread.
11:00 AM on 01/11/13
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It's expensive but incredible. The Maine lobster is what I usually get, but when I've got a lot of money, I get Australian lobster and it's my favorite food ever.
I'm gonna have to go there next time I'm feeling cocky about money, haha
11:00 AM on 01/11/13
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I feel like this should be quoted more.

thanks, I appreciated that.
11:06 AM on 01/11/13
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I've never ate there but I see the "I got crabs at...joe's crab shack" shirts all the time. Is it actually a good place to eat or do people only go because of the name
Great place for a chain restaurant. If you want great seafood, go to a place by the ocean. For what it is, it's really good.
11:06 AM on 01/11/13
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I'm gonna have to go there next time I'm feeling cocky about money, haha
Definitely do, haha. It's my go-to place after an amazing casino night.
11:10 AM on 01/11/13
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You don't think it's a bit of a stretch to extrapolate from "homosexuality is a sin" to "homosexuals are evil"??
Granted I can see why a lot of people conflate these two things: Christian fanatics and extremists are by far the loudest and when they call something a sin they sure as hell don't sugarcoat that what they mean is that they believe--let alone wish--that the sinner will burn in literal hellfire for all eternity.

But then there are those like Reynolds who I'd argue are the majority of Christians who only mean to say--and did indeed imply--that sinners are broken and most importantly forgiven through Christ or whatever. That is not the same as condemnation. And like those few that have posted about him being generalized and branded as a 'homophobe', I agree and don't think he should be lumped in with the crazies.
Well the idea is that the sin is evil and you carry evil if you don't repent of your sin. In theory, Christians are supposed to view all sin (and therefore all sinners) as equal, but there's so much BS rhetoric regarding this issue that they not only believe the dubious notion that homosexuality is a sin, but condemn it over so many other sins.
11:10 AM on 01/11/13
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Definitely do, haha. It's my go-to place after an amazing casino night.
My one time gambling went so badly, I'm not sure if I want to ever give it another go, haha.
11:11 AM on 01/11/13
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My one time gambling went so badly, I'm not sure if I want to ever give it another go, haha.
Haha how badly? I generally do alright but I've only been to WinStar right across the border. Usually walk in with about $25 in my pocket and walk out with $100, if I ever bring any other amount I always lose, haha.
11:12 AM on 01/11/13
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Not gonna take anyone seriously who's just going to categorize ALL Christians.
11:13 AM on 01/11/13
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Most of the problem I have with this thread are that people seem to be lumping all people who identify themselves as being Christian with this asshole.
yep
11:13 AM on 01/11/13
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i miss when this thread was about jackleby hating my site because he doesn't like me
11:17 AM on 01/11/13
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Haha how badly? I generally do alright but I've only been to WinStar right across the border. Usually walk in with about $25 in my pocket and walk out with $100, if I ever bring any other amount I always lose, haha.
It was at El Dorado in Shreveport a few months back. I think my total loss was $170. What's worse is I was never up; I just kept continually losing until it was all gone. Included a bunch of money I was holding onto for other people too.
11:19 AM on 01/11/13
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I feel like since his opinion wasn't physically harming anyone and wasn't expressed to anyone that wasn't already choosing to listen to it (by clicking "follow" on Twitter), then there's nothing wrong with what he said or did. That doesn't mean we all have to agree with it, but he didn't actually do anything wrong or try to do something malicious.

I believe his opinion does physically harm someone, given the realities of our country, I would equate it to hate speech. Continuing to propagate the idea that homosexuality is wrong contributes to probably thousands of people suffering each day.

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