" God wants those that want Him"....
I believe there is a possible misconception here. Jesus associated with sinners while he lived on Earth, if we are to believe the Biblical account which is composed of eye witness accounts. Nowhere does it endorse bigotry. However, neither does it endorse sin. The ideas in the Bible are stunningly applicable to the modern world. Where it gets foggy is, as mentioned in the OP, with cases such as the baker. His decision was perhaps not entirely Biblical, however he did interpret holy texts as such: he owns a Christian business, and because of this, he must be upholding values through this venue. Christian theology claims homosexuality to be immoral. Perhaps the equivalent in Jesus' time was the tax collector. One of Jesus' close followers was a tax collector, and Jesus didn't endorse his greed by allowing him to handle the money of the group, but rather he accepted him with open arms and loved him, encouraging him to let go of his sin and enabling him to grow morally. As such, the baker, through his own interpretation, decided he would offer an alternative, trying to love while not endorsing the sin, and enabling it.
I hadn't heard of rule utilitarianism vs. Act utilitarianism. What you say makes sense.
"Ugh, just why? As a woman I am seriously so sick of seeing stuff like
It could be constituted as workplace harassment -- IF she wasn't openly flirtatious, hadn't consented to the physical intimacy, and hadn't accepted his gifts and job promotions, and in her own words referred to their relationship as an affair.
Well if something test through experiment over and over again then you have a fact. You have knowledge. The sciences are about discovering new facts and how to capitalize on them.
Humans, not gods. To paraphrase a fictional character, gods are a ludicrous fiction, dreamt up by superstitious, uneducated inadequate primitives who abnegated responsibility to their undetectable, magical father-figures.
Truth is truth- just because someone thinks it?s truth doesn?t make it truth...
96 cans of Diet Coke for $20.
That's thanks in part to the shooter being a juvenile.
Still no apology for Juanita Broaddrick.
to answer the question, even though i'm a dude i'd rather it be a surprise but it comes with a condition and that is, it can't be in front of other people in case i want to say no, wouldn't enjoy the uncomfortable situation in front of a bunch of people cause hey my partner might be ready to get married but i might not be. My own personal take on marriage, I really don't care for it whatsoever and don't plan on ever getting married to whomever my partner ends up being unless its absolutely necessary for some legal purpose. I don't care about the concept of marriage and not a big fan of walking down any aisles or having some party, I'd rather use that money to take my partner exploring around the world. I don't need to take any sort of oath of loyalty or anything like that, if i ever do find a partner in life, I have no intentions of ever betraying them and will always be brutally honest with them as well as be there for her. I'd except no less from her. If that's not enough for her, then I'll be packing up and leaving. never liked marriages or weddings when i was a little kid and told myself i wouldn't deal with the crap and if my partner refuses to be with me cause i won't have a wedding, then their loss and I guess we'll be going our separate ways (you could prob throw arguments in my face here on why this is stupid of me, but i don't care, I do what i say i'm gonna do even if others don't agree or find it stupid, as long as i'm fine with it). This is if I even find a partner in life (i don't really look, it'll either happen or it won't, doesn't bother me). the only thing I'm concerned about is at what point in a relationship, should i let my partner know that i'm not a marriage type of person and that I just view it as a huge headache, the whole getting married, and the divorce if it doesn't work out (which seems to be pretty high in this age). sorry for the rant
That doesn't prove that you exist. I can prove using what what was 4th grade science 50 years ago that you don't exist. You only think you do.
You are born with 'free will', is that sin?
When I was in middle school, my band class went to Paris for a trip (I played the trumpet) and one of the places we visited the flea market. A couple of friends of mine and I bought some shoddy switchblades that broke before we got home. (Probably didn't help that we were constantly "testing" them.)
That was repaid in full at Bull Run, Antietam and Gettysburg.
I don't look at forums as debates. I look it as everyone gets to feel however they feel and sometimes people bring up perspectives that you didn't see.
lol....too funny. Killing off who you are responsible to is now being accountable to the radical pro-abort left.