Originally Posted by K0v0
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.
Hi there. I know for me, it doesn't spark any religious debate.
I would answer your question, even though you may not be a believer yourself (which is totally your choice), some of us don't believe that the rhetoric that comes from people/places claiming to be Christian, have anything to do with Christ. My years of being a christian, and more recently, some experiences and knowledge/revelation if you will, has taught me that Christianity/Church and following Christ can often times NOT be synonymous.
There is much in the way of hate, judgmentalism, bigotry (to name a few) that is spouted by those who say they are Christian and who have nothing to do with Christ. It's very difficult for for people who are not GLBT to reconcile the hate speech and intolerant positions of some who claim christianity's banner, let alone those who are GLBT. But many of us have searched, struggled, fought, and wrestled for years to reconcile our belief in God with the idea that we are fully accepted and loved as we are. It's a very liberating position to be when you discover God for yourself, instead of relying on all that is taught ABOUT God from others. The two are more times than not, very different from one another.
So the short answer is, when people stop listening to others and foster a relationship with God for themselves, most people find that the God that is preached and displayed in much of "christianity" is not actually christianity. And because people tend to realize that, for some it may actually be very easy to let go of all the junk associated with it and find that accepting themselves as GLBT and reconciling their faith together isn't so troubling.
I hope that answers your question, even a little bit!