[Linux4christians] OOT: My stand on Gay/Lesbian
karl at kleinpaste.org
Tue Sep 28 22:42:32 EDT 2010
David Kuntadi <d.kuntadi at gmail.com> writes:
> Long time ago, people in India having three stages of life:
> 1. Childhood
> 2. Marriage life
> 3. Celibacy life
> So, it is natural to have a sexless life for post-menopausal, the
> "strong desire" should not be there anymore anyway. It is time to
> fullfill your "higher calling".
[a] Among other problems, you disregard the possibility of wide
difference in age, i.e. possibly younger man with older woman,
especially possible in levirate marriage, Deut 25:5,6, so that you
impose (I choose this verb deliberately) this odd perspective of
"higher"/later calling on younger men.
[b] I do not take even my cultural, much less my spiritual, cues from
Hindus or Buddhists. That you suggest we do so is...oddly informative.
I know no related scriptural citation in which we are told that the
later stages of life are intended to be celibate, and Paul's instruction
against deprivation (1Cor 7:2-5) provides no context, no "out," upon
which to stake a claim for sexlessness at _any_ point in marriage.
This abject nonsense that "higher calling" is equated to sexlessness is
rancid scriptural insanity. You are struggling for a way to justify
your pre-existing opinion by means that are decidedly not scriptural.
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