Then you aren't "paying attention."Michał Kalina said:Never heard of any Orthodox Church being "attacked" by gays.Kerdy said:Do you ever watch television?Michał Kalina said:Who has attacked "your Church"? How? Can you post some links to newsstories?Kerdy said:He most likely is; however, consistent with his traditional debating style, he confused what is being discussed with what he wants to discuss. This then creates an environment of confusion in which only he knows what he is talking about and everyone else is “wrong”.Nephi said:This is the problem definition. I think he's making the distinction between "homosexual (the person)" and "homosexual behavior/activities," which are very different meanings meant by "homosexual" in this context. So if one says "anti-homosexual" it could mean "anti-homosexual (the person)" or "anti-homosexual behavior/activities."Charles Martel said:Homosexual:ho·mo·sex·u·al/ˌhoʊ məˈsɛk ʃu əl or, esp. British, -ˈsɛks yu-/ Show Spelled [hoh-muh-sek-shoo-uh l or, esp. British, -seks-yoo-] Show IPA
1. of, pertaining to, or exhibiting homosexuality.
2. of, pertaining to, or noting the same sex.
I suggest, rather than do this, he uses an open mind and attempt to understand what people are saying. This thread isn’t about homosexuals who control their desire to sin. It’s about all of the others, the 99.9% of them and social acceptance resulting in the attacks we see increasing on churches. In other words, he is avoiding the real topic and making his own arguments which have been made in other threads and are completely irrelevant to this thread. Michal needs to stop for a moment and actually attempt to understand the argument before posting. We are all guilty of not doing this from time to time, but there are some of us who do it regularly.
Hint: Michal, this isn’t about individual, specific people who have deviant sexual desires (as most people alive do) and control themselves, it’s about the rest of it all. Do you need a definition of “the rest” or do you get me?
I truly enjoy your selective understanding and word usage. It makes for such invigorating dialogue.