Tuesday, January 11, 2011 5:48:34 PM
My key point, obviously, being that different widely accepted translations have different meanings for quite a few things. If, as kingofqueens argued, the widely accepted translations are approved by their god, that means that their god must have been and continues to be changing their mind about what the Christian bible means. So any meaning is the right meaning if enough people think it is.
I think that if someone wrote a "translation" of the Christian bible that substitutes "Democrats" for "malakoi", plenty of people in the USA would accept it. Which would make it what the Christian god meant, right?
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 5:43:47 PM
If God is real, and he really sent his son to save us, it's not a stretch to think that the common traslations, the one used around the world, would be sustained by him.
I`ve already shown why that is complete twaddle, but I`m going to do it again in a different way.
For over a thousand years the only translation of the Christian bible allowed to exist at all was the Vulgate of Saint Jerome. The church vigorously suppressed any other translation, going as far as to kill the author and burn the translations.
So, if you`re looking at widely accepted translations, you`ve got to be looking at the Vulgate.
The Vulgate translates "malakoi" as "molles", which is a good translation into Latin as it also literally means "soft" and was also used to mean all sorts of things, good and bad...but never homosexuality.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 5:28:53 PM
Incidentally, all the verses in the Christian bible that might, just might, condemn homosexuality are specific to male people. So even if you think they do condemn homosexuality (and it's really very far from clear that they do), homosexuality between women is still allowed according to your bible.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 5:26:28 PM
@Angellion:It's really rather silly to insist on telling people about themselves, Is it not?
You`re telling us about yourself. You`re a woman who is sexually attracted to other women who are, as you put it, "hot chicks". I didn`t tell you that about yourself - you told everyone here that about yourself.
Or are you claiming that I somehow logged in as you and made those posts? I didn`t. Even if I did know your password, which I don`t, I wouldn`t do that.