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Judaism's Sexual Revolution: Why Judaism Rejected Homosexuality (2nd posting)
catholiceducation.org ^ | Dennis Prager

Posted on 05/10/2013 5:51:09 PM PDT by RoosterRedux

The Hebrew Bible, in particular the Torah (The Five Books of Moses), has done more to civilize the world than any other book or idea in history. It is the Hebrew Bible that gave humanity such ideas as a universal, moral, loving God; ethical obligations to this God; the need for history to move forward to moral and spiritual redemption; the belief that history has meaning; and the notion that human freedom and social justice are the divinely desired states for all people. It gave the world the Ten Commandments, ethical monotheism, and the concept of holiness (the goal of raising human beings from the animal-like to the God-like). Therefore, when this Bible makes strong moral proclamations, I listen with great respect. And regarding male homosexuality — female homosexuality is not mentioned — this Bible speaks in such clear and direct language that one does not have to be a religious fundamentalist in order to be influenced by its views. All that is necessary is to consider oneself a serious Jew or Christian.

Jews or Christians who take the Bible's views on homosexuality seriously are not obligated to prove that they are not fundamentalists or literalists, let alone bigots (though, of course, people have used the Bible to defend bigotry). Rather, those who claim homosexuality is compatible with Judaism or Christianity bear the burden of proof to reconcile this view with their Bible. Given the unambiguous nature of the biblical attitude toward homosexuality, however, such a reconciliation is not possible. All that is possible is to declare: "I am aware that the Bible condemns homosexuality, and I consider the Bible wrong." That would be an intellectually honest approach. But this approach leads to another problem.

(Excerpt) Read more at catholiceducation.org ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: homosexuality
I posted this again because it is the most important article of the last ten years (or century)...

It is long and complicated...but it explains why homosexuality has no place in modernity.

It explains why homosexuality is doomed to fail...but may bring us all down with it.

1 posted on 05/10/2013 5:51:09 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: Admin Moderator
I know this is a dupe...but it is so important.

I implore you to be patient. Read this article and you will see why I posted it.

To everyone else...yes, it is a long read.

But it explains where and why our culture is under attack.

As the Bible says, this is not a battle of flesh and blood...but

Ephesians 6:12
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

2 posted on 05/10/2013 5:56:18 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama's Chechens are coming home...to roost.)
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To: RoosterRedux
It explains why homosexuality is doomed to fail...but may bring us all down with it.

My choice for Hyperbole of the Year.

3 posted on 05/10/2013 5:59:04 PM PDT by Misterioso (It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing - Duke Ellington)
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To: Misterioso
If you think this is hyperbole...perhaps your tolerance of sin is beyond the border of safety.

If I may be so pushy...please read the article and then comment thereon.

4 posted on 05/10/2013 6:04:08 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama's Chechens are coming home...to roost.)
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To: RoosterRedux

think of the actual and physical processes of the acts involved in fitting the definition and you can see why the Living God has declared it sinful and unacceptable . Think of the motivations that lead to those acts , think of the outcomes of the lifestyle that is dominated by those acts.

There was a time when an entire society turned a blind eye , or willfully immersed itself in the hedonism involved . It was destroyed . Utterly

Is anything , any indulgence , worth that ?
I think not .

Fear God , live right . Don’t make stupid sensuous excuses for vile acts . They anger the Living God


5 posted on 05/10/2013 6:05:48 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: RoosterRedux
human freedom and social justice are the divinely desired states for all people ...

Lost me right there. I stopped reading.

6 posted on 05/10/2013 6:09:59 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: RoosterRedux
. . . perhaps your tolerance of sin is beyond the border of safety.

Second choice.

7 posted on 05/10/2013 6:10:46 PM PDT by Misterioso (It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing - Duke Ellington)
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To: LeoWindhorse
There was a time when an entire society turned a blind eye , or willfully immersed itself in the hedonism involved . It was destroyed . Utterly.

I assume you are referring to Greek and Roman civilization.

In which case it is relevant to point out that the maximum acceptance of homosexuality in each of these societies coincided pretty closely with what is generally considered their Golden Ages. Whereas their decline and fall lined up with the decline popular acceptance of homosexuality or, in the case of Rome, it being made a capital crime.

Arguments from history don't always say what you want them to.

8 posted on 05/10/2013 6:14:19 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: ConservativeInPA
This article is not about socialism but how homosexuality is waging war against Judeo/Christian culture.

Please look beyond your trigger words for meaning...the author might express himself differently than you but in a way that may not differ from your belief.

In simple terms...use your noggin.

9 posted on 05/10/2013 6:15:26 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama's Chechens are coming home...to roost.)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Amen!


10 posted on 05/10/2013 6:16:06 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama's Chechens are coming home...to roost.)
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To: Sherman Logan

Interesting.


11 posted on 05/10/2013 6:18:31 PM PDT by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: RoosterRedux

There is absolutely nothing complicated or long about Leviticus 20:13.


12 posted on 05/10/2013 6:27:11 PM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: Just mythoughts

Pretty straight forward IMHO.


13 posted on 05/10/2013 6:28:47 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama's Chechens are coming home...to roost.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Sorry, I was just looking for purity in the message. I already know about the queer war going on. My personal experience has shown that the same type of people that use phrases like social justice are the ones to insist on forgiving the sin as well as the sinner.


14 posted on 05/10/2013 6:29:17 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: ConservativeInPA

I understand.


15 posted on 05/10/2013 6:31:40 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama's Chechens are coming home...to roost.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Excellent and important article.

Before we tear down fences, it would be wise to ask why they were first erected.


16 posted on 05/10/2013 6:44:05 PM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: RoosterRedux

This thing should probably be posted every week. Everybody needs to see it.


17 posted on 05/10/2013 6:48:10 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE www.fee.org/library/books/economics-in-one-lesson)
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To: Misterioso

Mr. Prager does not deal in hyperbole.


18 posted on 05/10/2013 6:57:04 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE www.fee.org/library/books/economics-in-one-lesson)
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To: arthurus

I was not referring to Dennis, if you will take the time to notice.


19 posted on 05/10/2013 7:00:54 PM PDT by Misterioso (It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing - Duke Ellington)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Pagan Societies, at least those in Europe and Africa and Western Asia never got anywhere (except for the Greeks) and they were all homosexual in that the norm was for young men to take lovers among boys, such as still exists to some extent throughout the Arabized Moslem world. Women are kept around for breeding purposes. That is most open nowadays in Afghanistan but true to some extent throughtout the ME and central Asia.


20 posted on 05/10/2013 7:04:16 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE www.fee.org/library/books/economics-in-one-lesson)
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To: RoosterRedux

I share your opinion of the article. It may be the best, and most concise description of the historical, moral and spiritual issues surrounding homosexuality. I have shared it with numerous people over the past few years. Frankly, it is the kind of article that should be cataloged in some sort of FR archive, available for constant reference.


21 posted on 05/10/2013 7:05:04 PM PDT by newheart (The worst thing the Left ever did was to convince the world it was not a religion.)
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To: Sherman Logan

assume not

I was referring to Sodom and Gomorrah

The same God is still watching .....


22 posted on 05/10/2013 8:06:20 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: LeoWindhorse

it’s sad ; these days most people think that the judgment of Sodom and Gomorrah is just some fantasy , some ancient mythology , no longer relevant . We may find out the hard way , when it happens again . Fear the Living God , for He has a long memory and sees all .


23 posted on 05/10/2013 8:10:26 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: ConservativeInPA

To be fair to Prager, his idea of social justice is far different than the leftards.


24 posted on 05/11/2013 12:16:58 AM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: RoosterRedux; Egon

Thank you so much for re-posting this. It is a long, but worthwhile read.


25 posted on 05/11/2013 5:49:16 AM PDT by RhoTheta ("We're from the Government, and we're here to help you ... NOT")
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To: LeoWindhorse

You know what they say about assuming.


26 posted on 05/11/2013 8:40:07 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: RoosterRedux

Dennis Prager is a national treasure. Indeed, an international treasure. This is a must read article.


27 posted on 05/11/2013 8:48:15 AM PDT by Ted Grant
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To: ConservativeInPA
I stopped after [Torah] ... that gave humanity such ideas as a universal, moral, loving God...

I either missed those parts of the OT, or was so overwhelmed by the parts that contradict that view.

28 posted on 05/11/2013 7:00:26 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: RoosterRedux

This video needs to be included in your thread.

AGENDA: Grinding America Down

http://vimeo.com/63749370

There’s a minute and a half promo at the start, but this is a long video you want to send to everyone who isn’t yet convinced. This is the history of the roadmap that was created by the Fabians, the Marxists, the progressives, et al toward the destruction of America. It is on track, and has been successful beyond expectation! This is the video which explains what is in store behind the push for homosexuality being seen as a normal sexual trait and the end of America.

Can I say it plainer? Pass it around, if you wish. God bless.


29 posted on 05/11/2013 7:18:34 PM PDT by B4Ranch (http://www.theycometoamerica.com/)
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To: RoosterRedux

Bump for later.


30 posted on 05/11/2013 9:21:36 PM PDT by Our man in washington
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