Since I cant put my last profile paragraph up untill I get my computer back into working condition, and I dont feel like trying to recreate it from my crappy memorty, I thought I would share something else. I saw a post on here where a gay person worried that they were going to go to hell. And I thought I'd share my religious views. Your free to dissagree, but if someone reads it, and it brings them comfort, then your welcome to that bit of peace, and Im glad to help. I was a depressed teenager, and I came to know God bc I needed to find something to help me hold on. Throughout my life there have been moments in my life where I thought maybe its part of God's plan. Certain people have entered in my life that have prevented me from disaster, and even though some of those relationships have come to an end, I believe that they had a purpose. For years, I wavered in my faith, untill one day, I realized that the questions just lead to misery. I decided that day to stop questioning. In order to do that I also had to decide to believe in MY God, and stop relying on the bible or others to tell me who he is. From church, the bible, etc., I can get a good idea, but mostly I trust in my heart to know who God is. I believe that the bible was written by biast men. Some of those men were gay bashers, or women haters. A lot of them were men of their time. So with that in mind, I will post my response to the question, does god hate gays.
God is love, and strength. He is more than we can understand. He gave us the bible and other religious texts so that we may know him. But that being said, the bible was written by man, and by many different authors. Each individual has their own ideas, and perspectives that color how they see the world. No writing is totally and completely unbiased. The authors of the bible weren't raised in a bubble, and so somebody got it in their head that gays were sinners. They wrote it down. If god made you gay, it was for a reason. It is not a sin to love, no matter if its straight or gay love. People will find any excuse to hate people who are different from the norm. Remember to love yourself, and when you cant do that know that God DOES love you, no matter what. Your his child, and you being strong, healthy and happy is all that matters. Because he is OUR FATHER in heaven.
I consider myself spiritual, not religious. I have a friend who makes me feel bad about not knowing the bible. He's one of those blind faithers. He says its not blind bc he's read other texts. But I think if you dont take into account that the bible isnt unbiased, its blind faith. I know in my heart that God doesnt hate gays, and I believe he isnt so harsh to non-believers as we are lead to believe by our holy texts. I cant believe MY God is so cruel. He put religious texts on this earth so that we would find comfort. People come in a whole variety, and sometimes that makes us seek out alternative religions like Buddhism. I believe their all God. He let these religions flourish bc they brought comfort. That's what religion is here for, not to spread hate. People forget that the bible also commands that you love thy neighbor, and that you do not judge. I havent read the bible from cover to cover, and I havent gone to bible study, but Ive been to church and I know good parts of it. But I know God bc my soul, which comes from Him, knows his love. I know who he is in my heart. (I have quaker ancestory, I think they were less into religion and more into knowing the love of God. Maybe its the quaker in me lol). Look into your heart and soul, and you will find God. THAT IS ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW.