Twallgirl Wallace
Twallgirl Wallace answered

No one can force you to do anything. The bible itself explains that God wants us to serve him willingly, not begrudgingly. I would suggest having a personal bible study of your own, really study the scriptures  and pray sincerely  to God for you to understand his will and make application.  Hope this is helpful.

Ancient One
Ancient One answered Professor Cat's question

KJV  Leviticus

"You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination." Chapter 18 verse 22

"If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them." Chapter 20 verse 13

Gator Blu
Gator Blu answered Professor Cat's question

Proverbs Chapter 6

16 These six things doth the Lord hate: Yea, seven are an abomination unto him:

17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood. 

18 A heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,

19 A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth … Read more

Tom  Jackson
Tom Jackson answered Professor Cat's question

In your response to Ying and Yang above, you say, "I just wanted your guys' opinions on this."

So let me respond---there is no proof that the premise assumed in your "if-then" question is true.  Thus, the conclusion reached does not follow automatically.

So what is the point of manufacturing explanations for a situation that most likely … Read more

Levi F.
Levi F. answered Professor Cat's question

I don't agree with the premise that "God hates homosexuals"; that's something anti-gay activists love to yell, but it's not supported by any holy texts I know that claim to speak for God. 

That said, there are some religious people who must believe that being gay is a choice because they believe God doesn't make mistakes. … Read more

Ancient Hippy
Ancient Hippy answered Professor Cat's question

Why does God let children starve to death?
Why are some born with malformations or disease?
Why does God allow racism?
Why disasters?
Why war?
Why murder?

The list goes on and on with one thing in common....all caused by humans. Man spews hatred at anything he doesn't agree with OR is against his religious beliefs.

Tom  Jackson
Tom Jackson answered

Forced because I have a new understanding of reality that makes so much more sense that my previous so-called understanding simply vanishes?---No.

Forced because I was dealing with information that was incorrect and has now been corrected?---No, I wouldn't feel a sense of loss---it would be more of a feeling of relief.

Arbitrarily forced---Yes.

Gator Blu
Gator Blu answered

Of course. What you have believed, possibly for your whole life, is now gone, for whatever reason. The other answers are answering n the sense of religion, but there are other instances where this happens. People find out they are adopted, or were told things about their ancestors that were not true.  What you have … Read more

Just Ice
Just Ice answered

Do you agree that people feel a sense of loss when they are forced to change their beliefs and mental models?

1- Yes, of course. That's implicit in the words "forced to".

2- When the Romans adopted Christianity as the official religion of the state and forced it in their empire people had no option but to … Read more

Danae Hitch
Danae Hitch answered

Well, I'm not sure what country you are from, but I live in the United States. No one can force me to change my beliefs. Anyone is free to give me a compelling argument for changing what I believe in, but they need to make a pretty good case for it. Otherwise, they can believe … Read more

Danae Hitch
Danae Hitch answered

If you're around someone and you begin muttering under your breath, the natural assumption would be that you're complaining to yourself about them. Otherwise, you'd speak up and let them know how you feel. So do your muttering to yourself when you're alone or just be bold enough and kind enough to speak your mind … Read more