Re: 'Keep coming out', urges Malaysia's gay pastor
The laws and rules in any religion holy books including the Bible and Quran both have their own defects and loopholes somewhere in which people can abuse them. But I had never read any, and I'd merely received informations from various practitioners of the religions. So seriously, like what I've said, laws and rules in the religions do not and should never restrict people. If you want to talk about straight people's rules, its not like all straight people abide them anyway! And if you are trying to say the portion of straight people who defies those rules written in the holy books is larger than that of the gay people, THINK AGAIN.
Probably there are more straight hell goers compared to gay ones. In fact, the gay ones weren't wrong to begin with! So its totally up to ones' belief and upbringing on their ways and methods of handling their relationships matters.
If the couple, no matter straight or homo, practices good relationships and both of them provides each other happiness, do other factors matters? It's not all about sex between 2 people, there's more than sex as the stereotyping majority perceives. The couple may have had share events, experiences which transcends brotherhood between the normal hetero males. Let them have it that way. It's not like it's not healthy because it IS!! They do not commit adultery, they are able to raise children and serve the community, just like anyone else.
There are quite a number of gays around. I don't see any of them being struck down by lightning, of being wrapped up in fire before! Owh, you are telling me they are definitely going to hell after they die because they loved and care for someone, who is the same sex? Think again. They'd probably do 1000 times much more good deed than any living straight out there can.
I do not believe in judgment by the God or any higher calling behind our backs because they don't. They can't strike a lightning down, they can't wrap anyone in fire, nor can they send people to hell because people did what They said the people can't. Why? Because these are all not legit, and you have no prove. The Books said so? Well, have you asked the dead before? Seriously, you have got to show better evidence that what was written in there.
So, conclusion is, religion never really did bicker into people' relationship before, in fact they were just guidelines meant to be challenged by people anyway! As far as I'm concerned, the rules and laws in religions sometimes is misleading, and so not justified. People you are smart and intelligent. Let sow some wisdom and think out of the box.