Originally Posted by buffettgirl
What I believe, and probably didn't say very well, is that sin is sin. It is my belief, based on what the Bible says, that homosexuality is sin. So is gluttony, lying, adultery, murder, beastiality, judging others, etc, etc. I further more believe that sin is sin. There is no degree of sin. I am as guilty of sin as a murderer or a homosexual. I don't that believe calling the union of two men or two woman a "marriage" and making it "legal" makes it any less of a sin.
Hurting a child is wrong. Slavery is wrong. That is black and white.
Some religions say eating meat is a sin.
Jainism goes to the extent of saying harming insects is a sin and depriving a plant of life is a sin (Jains dont eat root vegetables because the plant is killed in havesting the crop).
The Quran permits a man to have 4 wives.
For the most part people who are born into a particular religion are taught what is sin from an impressionable age.
Consensual sex between adults? I cant
see sin there. I believe that people dont choose their sexual orientation. It is far easier to be straight so given a choice that is what most people would do. That is my belief.
I truly believe in other people's right to believe as they do
With some questions, everyone's conscience does not always come up with the same answer.
Therein lies the conflict - how do we resolve these questions?