I gotta admit... you've danced around accusing Jesus of homosexuality before, but I was not expecting the offensive situation you described in profane terms. Congratulations, I was a bit shocked. You often switch between arguing a non-theist position and a Roman Catholic one (like yesterday); how many Roman Catholics would be appalled by that insinuation? So I'm writing to give you the answer I couldn't yesterday...
So you also challenged me to prove that Jesus wasn't homosexual, which is another first for me. Of all the objections to Christianity/the Bible, that's not one I run across much. After some thought, I can prove beyond a reasonable doubt (is your doubt reasonable?) that Jesus was not gay or involved in homosexuality, and I can do so from the biblical characters who hated him most... the Pharisees.
These guys despised Jesus for His claims to authority, His popularity and His undeniable power over Which one of you convicts me of sin?" (Jn 8:46).
|What lawyer would ignore the strongest evidence?|
So in a strictly religious, fundamental society where working on the Sabbath was a grievous crime, if Jesus was involved in any sort of homosexuality, why wouldn't His mortal enemies use that as ammunition against Him? In a society where adultery was punishable by death (Jn 8:1-11), how in the world would a famous man like Jesus be gay and not be executed, as the Law of Moses required? That was exactly the sort of immorality the Pharisees would drool over, not only to discredit Him, but to drag Him out of the city and stone Him. Even Herod the king couldn't get away with sexual impropriety without public outcry (Mt 14:3-4). Instead, Jesus's enemies had to pay people to fabricate crimes against Him, something completely unnecessary if sodomy was an element in the life of Jesus. So your accusation presupposes religious authorities that are far more open-minded and tolerant of homosexuality than even us crazy fundamentalists today! You must see that historically, first century Israel was anything but welcoming toward a sexual orientation with Canaanite cult associations and Greek mythological ties... most Jews of the day (especially the pious ones) were fiercely xenophobic and disapproving of anything that hinted of foreigners.
|Something you'd never see in Jerusalem...|
The only reason to continue this slander is the atheist's creed, summed up by Doug Wilson: "There is no God, and I hate Him!" Admit it... you fervently despise Someone you don't believe exists.
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