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Interesting question Atheist dh asked in a religious debate we had. This left me at a loss for explaination... All religions feel free to comment... I mean no offence to any here so FYI this has to do with hermaphrodites!!!

Ok here it goes. So the bible according to Christians say that homosexuality is a sin, that being said would just being a hermaphrodite who falls in love with any one at all not be a sin? His point Does the bible mean they can't find love? Is that not fair? Or are they all sinners regardless of whether or not they find love, because they are both sexes? Is this not wrong? He also said that if god is perfect and makes no mistakes how can you explain him making a hermaphrodite? What's your take on these questions? They make sense in a wierd kinda way.

 
hot-mama86

Asked by hot-mama86 at 9:48 PM on Mar. 23, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Lol, in my opinion, this example makes a perfect point. That the people who wrote the Bible were just that... people. It's not the Divine Word of God, it's a book of rules and stories written by some old bigots a thousand years ago. There is a lot in there that makes little or no sense.
    Ati_13

    Answer by Ati_13 at 9:53 PM on Mar. 23, 2010

  • If you aren't bound by religious beliefs, this could be interpreted in countless ways. I don't personally believe God didn't want herms to not have love. Why did they pick their body? Maybe to learn for God to accept themselves as they are and persevere with what they have? Same with homos. God doesn't divide man. Man divides man. JMO.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:52 PM on Mar. 23, 2010

  • I agree with Ati. It's a perfect example of just one of many reasons that I have difficulty believing in that kind of stuff.
    tropicalmama

    Answer by tropicalmama at 9:55 PM on Mar. 23, 2010

  • ATI 13 that is probably the best answer to a religious question i have ever see...it's true the bible is not the word of God
    aliishott2

    Answer by aliishott2 at 10:01 PM on Mar. 23, 2010

  • Being a hermaphrodite is a scientific anomalie... no one made them that way, it's a genetic mutation, an accident.


    In terms of finding love... If you are with someone you love, devoted to them, loved by them, & cared for, and safe... how can it be a sin, no matter what the gender??

    Morgain

    Answer by Morgain at 10:39 PM on Mar. 23, 2010

  • no one made them that way, it's a genetic mutation, an accident.

    But from a Christian perspective God made each of us and he doesn't make mistakes which makes the whole situation a contrast of biblical teachings. Then again you get into the whole "sin" thing and you've got God murdering his son for man for the simple reason we exist because "god" created us. It really makes you stop and wonder if God is a man-made fable or just has a sadistic sense of humor. I choose the fable option.
    KristiS11384

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 10:52 PM on Mar. 23, 2010

  • A hermaphrodite can choose the dominate gender that he/or she is. And the hermaphrodite can then pick the opposite gender to spend the rest of his/or her life with. The hermaphrodite, like any one else can master sin, and lead a life to the Lord.


     


     But a lesbian who undergoes a sex change is still a sinner and seperate from the Lord. Nice Hypocrisy there.

    KristiS11384

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 11:18 PM on Mar. 23, 2010

  • i think god is not in the bible, i think god is in our heads and our souls maybe...how can someone be wrong when they fall in love? how can someone change who they are eternally if they've been that way since birth..physically attracted to the opposite sex. I've seen a lot of very happy, very successful couples who were a hell of a lot better people than straight ones...and i believe if there is a heaven..if the worst thing they did was being gay..let them in. A straight person..that would murder, cheat, steal...etc would deserve to go to heaven more than a gay person who was only gay..but gave back to the community, adopted kids, did everything good?
    oogiesmommy

    Answer by oogiesmommy at 11:19 PM on Mar. 23, 2010

  • and what if a herm. is attracted to both sexes? why would that be a sin for them..they're technically both sexes..what if they dont feel either one or the other..but adrogen..i cant spell the word..but you know what i mean
    oogiesmommy

    Answer by oogiesmommy at 11:21 PM on Mar. 23, 2010

  • There is a hypocrisy because you're saying a hermaphrodite(essentially both male and female) can choose who they get to love but a gay or lesbiaan can't. THey HAVE to choose of the opposite gender. So just hypothetical. let's take a hermaphrodite whose parent's thought the male trait was more dominant and raised their child as a boy, gave them testosterone etc, and the child turns out to be attracted to men. You're saying that's okay because they can just switch their gender to what is socially acceptable, but it's wrong for a gay person to do the same thing. The only difference is the hermaphrodite was born with both sex organs which are underdeveloped and the gay person was born with one. Either one would need surgery to enhance the traits of the desired gender and hormonal therapy. So why are you treating them differnetly. THAT is the hypocrisy
    KristiS11384

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 11:43 PM on Mar. 23, 2010

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