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Re: Biblical matters

Post by Dave » Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:16 pm

UlsterAreBrill wrote:
Dave wrote:I had a lengthy reply written and lost it. Just imagine my response and continue.
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Re: Biblical matters

Post by jean valjean » Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:53 pm

Dave wrote:
UlsterAreBrill wrote:
Dave wrote:I had a lengthy reply written and lost it. Just imagine my response and continue.
I concur
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I imagined it was a thread ender that brought UAB to his senses.

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Re: Biblical matters

Post by big mervyn » Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:01 pm

jean valjean wrote:
Dave wrote:
UlsterAreBrill wrote:
Dave wrote:I had a lengthy reply written and lost it. Just imagine my response and continue.
I concur
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I imagined it was a thread ender that brought UAB to his senses.

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Re: Biblical matters

Post by Dave » Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:25 pm

In fairness, I wasn't really arguing anything. What is contained within the books of the bible, interests me very little but confuses me a great deal.

I feel for those who want a Christian faith but are same sex attracted. There is no description of the specific acts that are forbidden, as far as I'm aware. There are gay affirming Christian groups who argue that the translated word for homosexual is more along the lines of male temple prostitution and often non-consensual. I have no supporting evidence for this, as I said it is not an area of interest.

As we have established, there is no direction for those in a loving, consensual same sex relationship. Paul was not addressing that specific issue so you have to remove the context and reconfigure the meaning to another millenia.
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Re: Biblical matters

Post by Rooster » Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:05 am

big mervyn wrote:
jean valjean wrote:
Dave wrote:
UlsterAreBrill wrote:
Dave wrote:I had a lengthy reply written and lost it. Just imagine my response and continue.
I concur
+1
I imagined it was a thread ender that brought UAB to his senses.

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Re: Biblical matters

Post by Shan » Tue May 07, 2019 10:42 am

Campaign to ban US fundamentalist preacher from speaking in Dublin
Online petitions have been launched calling on the Government to ban fundamentalist American preacher Pastor Steven Anderson from speaking in Dublin on May 26th next.

According to Changing Attitude Ireland, a liberal Church of Ireland group sympathetic to gay people, Mr Anderson “has advocated exterminating LGBT+ people, lauded the massacre in the Florida Gay Night Club of LGBT patrons and said he prayed nightly that US president Barack Obama would die!” He is also a Holocaust denier.

On April 5th last, launching a petition opposing the preacher’s plan to speak in Dublin this month, it said “the notorious anti-gay Pastor” wanted “to come to Ireland, on an invitation from Northern Irish Baptist Preacher Stuart Houston to evangelise Dublin on May 26th.”
Every EU country, except Ireland, has banned this guy because of his extreme messages of hate. If the Irish Govt does not ban him I wonder how many people would actually go to see him in action.
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Re: Biblical matters

Post by Shan » Mon May 13, 2019 1:51 pm

Well now this hate preacher has been barred. Well done Charlie Flanagan.
A controversial US preacher who denies the holocaust and promotes anti-LGBT rhetoric has been barred from speaking in Ireland.

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan signed the exclusion order preventing Steven Anderson – or Pastor Steven L Anderson - from travelling here.

In a statement, Minister Flanagan said: "I have signed the exclusion order under my executive powers in the interests of public policy."

A provision under the 1999 Immigration Act allows the minister of the day, if they consider it necessary in the interests of national security or public policy, to bar somebody from the State.

It is the first time a person time a person has been excluded from Ireland under the 1999 Act.
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Re: Biblical matters

Post by Gary » Tue May 14, 2019 5:30 am

That sort of bloke would be welcomed by many folk up here Shan. But totally off his trolley and due for a horrible and painful death. Good for the Irish Government!
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Re: Biblical matters

Post by Jackie Brown » Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:45 am

Wright Bus close to going under, what'll happen to his mega church?
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Re: Biblical matters

Post by solidarity » Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:05 pm

Jackie Brown wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:45 am
Wright Bus close to going under, what'll happen to his mega church?
A biblical quotation seems appropriate: 2 Samuel 1:19 "How the mighty have fallen".
I suppose I say it, as in its original context, with sorrow, rather than gloating. There's real tragedy when someone flies high then gets a false sense of some sort of messianic purpose. Not only do they come a cropper, but they bring many others with them.

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Re: Biblical matters

Post by big mervyn » Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:31 pm

Jackie Brown wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:45 am
Wright Bus close to going under, what'll happen to his mega church?
Hell slap it up 'em. :lol:
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