That's Illogical! Captain!
The flaw in your question illustrates what happens when some one starts a question with a false premise.
"A black African has no soul, so how can one of them ask Jesus Christ for forgiveness and receive salvation? They are beasts and it is our God-given right and duty to steward them as such"
150 years ago, this was a heated Calnvinist debate between John Brown and many pro-slavery Calvnists in America.
This illustratess the futility in using the ancient Abrahamic metaphysical paradigm that commands and condones stoning, slavery, infanticide, and pedophilic rape with modern sensibilty and thinking.
Being Gay identifies you as an outsider in the Abrahamic belief system.
Either you believe the God of Abraham has a need to create an evil being (you) with the purpose suffering and be slaughtered by His "good" children,
or you recognize that these are a bunch mean unclever ideas that reflect the dark nature that ordinary humans possess.
I know without a doubt that the latter exists!
The former is ridiculous unless you abandon modern thinking and believe that the world is flat also! (which BTW, was also taught by the catholic church)
So which belief system do you use to live by?
If you are rational you abandon the God of Abraham.
If you make choices based on fear (of hell) you embrace the God of Abraham wasting your precious life and entitlement to joy for something you cannot prove exits.
Fear-based decisions are irrational, dangerous, violent, and idiotic.
Let go of fear and you will be sane again
Love and affirmation,
Forrester Tongpa Nyi (formerly Ash Phoenix, faeries evolve! )
When you come to know that your entitlement to joy is a given, All that remains is the exploration of the many different ways to let it in
Last edited by scott snedeker; 09-15-2010 at 12:22 AM.