Curiosity From An Atheist
Hello, before I continue I should state that I am a straight male, who is an atheist/agnostic (depending on the day).
I have argued with so many Christians (or theists in general I should mention) before about homosexuality. And I have found it very hard to convince them that homosexuality is natural. I actually came across this forum while doing some research on biblical exerts on homosexuality being a sin.
My strongest point is that it occurs in nature. We see homosexual, bisexual and trans gendered animals ranging from prime-apes to ducks. And that to someone who is homosexual/bisexual, the feelings they have for people of the same sex is just as natural and feels just as right to them as my feelings are towards women.
I was kind-of shocked however when I came across this forum. As it was a Christan community of homosexuals, which I thought up until now was more of an oxymoron. I didnt see the two coming together. Of course I know that there are an insurmountable amount of homosexuals in religion, I didnt think there was a community of gays that are still religious.
Im very curious both for my own personal knowledge and for when I think about things in the future, how, many of you here who are homosexual can still believe in God and Christianity?
That may be a loaded question, and my intentions here are not to spark a religious debate on all fronts, although there might be no other way to answer my question.
I would think that someone who sees a belief system that produces a strong amount of hate towards something that is seemingly and scientifically natural, would discard that faith as valid. How could a creator allow his creations to produce and follow texts such as the bible?
My argument may seem weak, but Im really trying to not bring up other arguments against the validity of religion and stick to the theme of this website.
I hope this question is not antiquated in any way for this community.