Is there any good reason to cling to old rules within Christianity?

Is there any good reason to cling to old rules within Christianity?

I figure just like with anything else, we should understand the context of those rules and then decide if they are still worth following. It seems to me that many rules within Christianity have outlasted it's usefulness and are merely followed for the sake of tradition only.

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  1. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    homosexuality is already legal in most of the christian world, moron.

    why don't you rather go to saudi arabia and ask them this questions instead?

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      I wasn't speaking strictly about homosexuality. I think we should also apply this same mentality to transgenderism and premarital sex.

      To address your point though, it's delusional to pretend as if there isn't still a great stigma surrounding homosexuality from Christians. Despite the pope outright admitting it isn't sinful, the longstanding traditional mentality of disavowing it still thrives in the Christian world. Just look at your own reaction towards a mere article. You and the vast majority of Christians still see it as sinful and hold hate towards homosexuals.

      >why don't you rather go to saudi arabia and ask them this questions instead?
      I didn't grow up with islam.

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        i'm not christian.

        i called you a moron because you are. claiming a vast majority of christians hold stigma is another proof of it.

        • 6 months ago
          Anonymous

          >i called you a moron because you are. claiming a vast majority of christians hold stigma is another proof of it.
          But that's true so what's your point?

          To take this a step further, what about masturbation? Or watching pornography?

          Idk about masturbation, but I'm almost certain watching pornography isn't at all sinful.

          • 6 months ago
            Anonymous

            show any study that indicates most christians hold stigma.

          • 6 months ago
            Anonymous

            No. It is already self-evident to anyone has spent time around Christians. Why you choose to deny this is bizarre.

          • 6 months ago
            Anonymous

            >watching pornography isn't at all sinful.
            Matthew 5:28
            It’s actually easier to make a case about masturbation being ok than it is with porn. Although masturbation is still sinful
            >Inb4 that verse only says women and doesn’t exclude gay porn

          • 6 months ago
            Anonymous

            >Matthew 5:28
            >But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

            Jesus is going through list of the ten commandments in order. He gets to adultery and says this. He didn't say fornication of the heart. The woman has to be married. Or you yourself married to commit adultery. If you are single and the woman is single, Jesus is silent on the matter of looking upon her with lust. There's nothing wrong with that. The issue with adultery is that the wife is the husband's property. It is a property violation issue. So you shouldn't be staring someone else's wife down undressing her with your eyes.

  2. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    To take this a step further, what about masturbation? Or watching pornography?

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      Meddling with intestines being abominable is not 'old rules' its common sense. There is zero need for a religion to tell you so. Maybe with an aids epidemic, and sodomites being the champs of most other stds too, people would realize sodomy is abominable.
      Only through heavy media and porn brainwash can a person be made to accept sodomites.

      Yes, those are against your dignity, sodomy is worse though.

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        These concerns are almost entirely mitigated by modern medicine. Condoms and PreP do a lot to prevent the spread of STIs, and medicine helps to make STIs less deadly and infectious.

  3. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    hahah, lol. That book is very specific about exactly what should be done with homosexuals. Christians are idiots

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      It's not idiotic to ignore the rule. It's sensible.
      What is there to be gained by trying to kill all homosexuals? When you consider all of the good done by them throughout history, this rule seems pointless and perhaps downright detrimental towards a society. They harm no one, and yet you use suggest they should face the consequence of a murderer. It's an extreme overreaction to something which may not even be sinful.

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yes but this is a belief system where the bible is the literal word of god and you will burn in hell forever if you commit buggery. There isn't any discussion past this point beyond sophistry and copes. Jesus said frickall about the old testament in the NT but it was included in the scriptures anyways. I'm sure if somebody had gone back in time to ask him for his views on homosexuality he'd probably ask them to be stoned to death like every other religion of the time, though

        • 6 months ago
          Anonymous

          The problem is that it is hard to interpret this section of the bible from its original Hebrew because they used a unique term used nowhere else. It's not certain that homosexuality is entirely sinful.

  4. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    The problem is Jesus said the old law is as permanent as heaven and Earth. If heaven exists and/or Earth exists, then the old laws in place -- that is until everything is fulfilled; including Revelations events. And not one jot and tittle should be ignored. That if you teach to keep not even the least of the law then you will be called least in the king of heaven. Jesus was extremely clear about this.

    So there's no way to be a Christian and disregard Old Testament law. But most Christians don't care about what the Bible says. They just kind of do their own version of things and call it Christianity. Under those guidelines you can do whatever you want. But it's not actual Christianity unless you are following the Old Testament rule set other than the specific things Jesus updated.

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      Strictly speaking, only the 10 commandments pertain to Christians, and of those only 9 are relevant since if you're a Christian, you're already remembering the sabbath and keeping it holy simply by believing in Jesus.

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        Which would not make the commandment irrelevant. The mode of its observance just evolved since Jesus came.

        • 6 months ago
          Anonymous

          Not that anon, but you can adhere to the 10 commandments and still not break a lot of the minor rules within the bible like mixing fabrics and eating pork.

  5. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    It is arguable that homosexuality isn't condemned outside of pagan worship ritual practices in the Old Testament so if you're not worshiping pagan gods by having homosexual sex, then you are in line with biblical rules. The same thing is saying it's not okay to eat meat sacrifice to pagan gods. Just because this is true it doesn't mean eating meat, across the board, is condemned. The condemnation in Leviticus is found within a listing of other pagan practices being condemned. The most popular pagan cult at the time, the Isis cult, use homosexual rituals to worship Isis. Paul addresses this directly when he supposedly condemns homosexuality in the New Testament. Yet he's clearly talking about Isis cult worship practices specifically.

  6. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    No

    Modern day christianity is a carcass religion primarily used for political goals used by groups that can range from white supremacists to LGBTs and everything in-between

  7. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Prohibition of homosexual activity in both Old and New Testaments
    >Lawful sexual activity only ever described as occurring between husband and wife
    >Universally understood that homosexual activity is prohibited for millennia
    >"What if arsenokoitai actually means some nonsense that I just made up instead?"

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Lawful sexual activity only ever described as occurring between husband and wife
      Not really. Concubines were consider just fine. The Bible's stance on marriage makes more sense when you look at it from a property ownership point of view. It's not about love or abstaining from sex.

  8. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    I’d be more worried about how homosexuality fits into the Noahide laws.

  9. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Such rules have not ceased to be useful, rather we don't care about what is practical or useful...what use does homosexual marriage serve? What use does men castrating themselves in an attempt to become women serve? What use do women serve as workers instead of mothers?
    Look at the number of children being born, such stupidity has doomed those who practiced them. They were not being practical, but instead were very decadent, desiring that which was ultimately injurious to them. They do not care for what is practical, they invest their efforts into imaginary projects that seek to maximise liberty in accordance with made-up "human rights". They must disinvest from such pointless goals, by the beginning of the next century South Koreas population will be half of what it is today, and very elderly. Will this rotting civilisation say "At least the women of the past were able to be lonely, depressed office workers, that makes our decay worthwhile". They chase equality and invented "rights" at the expense of all else.

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      Do you truly not understand the use of these things or are you simply cynical about being an outsider of society? It seems that people that hold these bitter views are often people who are not accepted by ordinary people, and thus they repudiate normalcy in return as a way to cope. I'm not seeing much reason for you hating these things, yet you express yourself as if you do.

      I have a hard time seeing your post as anything but bitter resentment with underlying sour grapes rather than a firm belief to Christian doctrine.

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