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Old 08-27-2007, 05:50 PM   #16
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Do you want me to go dig up the thread?
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Do you want me to go dig up the thread?
Uh, I didn't deny my comments about the Bible. Go ahead.
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No, you specifically said that homosexual relationship did not exist they way the do now, today. Which still flabbergasts me.
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No, you specifically said that homosexual relationship did not exist they way the do now, today. Which still flabbergasts me.
Right, in Biblical times.

This thread is about medieval times.

Nothing in the Bible talks about modern homosexuality. As Ormus said, in the post I linked, they refer to Roman temple orgys and pederasty. That was my point.

In actuality, I'm sure these relationships did exist, but no heterosexual person, including those who wrote the Bible even began to understand them. The public displays of homosexuality, or at least the ones known to them, were these orgys and the practice of pederasty.
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No no no!!!! According to Melon and PhillyFan, it was much different back then. Homosexuality then, is not the same as it is now. They didn't have loving, caring, monogomous relationships back then.

Hogwash.
That's not exactly what was stated and your timelines are slightly off...
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You guys are funny to think that the only homosexuality that existed before 600AD was temple orgies and such.

Ok, so maybe caring, monogomous homosexual relationships may have started in 300AD? Splitting the difference.

No, I simply stated that I think homosexuality has existed in all of history and ancient times, and I don't buy the argument that people did not realize it existed or understood what it is/was or the nature of two people of the same sex loving each other as a man and a woman would.
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BTW, Irvine, this article supports what I would hope we can achieve one day. It is right in line with my hope for all people who want to join in a union.
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You guys are funny to think that the only homosexuality that existed before 600AD was temple orgies and such.

Ok, so maybe caring, monogomous homosexual relationships may have started in 300AD? Splitting the difference.
I don't think anyone is really stating that.


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No, I simply stated that I think homosexuality has existed in all of history and ancient times, and I don't buy the argument that people did not realize it existed or understood what it is/was or the nature of two people of the same sex loving each other as a man and a woman would.
You don't buy the argument that people did not realize it or understood? They hardly understand now???
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You don't buy the argument that people did not realize it or understood? They hardly understand now???
Makes it even more ridiculous in my opinion.
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I mean what it is... Melon will argue that it was considered a psychosis, but I hardly think the greeks and romans thought that.

There were established relationships between the same sexes. I just don't get what is so hard to believe about that.
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I think that this is just not what is referred to in the Bible.
I guess the argument is, that what was condemned in the Bible was the orgies and pederastry, but not a "normal" homosexual relationship.
But out of convenience people made those lines statements against homosexuality in all its forms.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homosexuality

I'm not saying that wikipedia is the answer to all things, but man, over and over again they support the argument that homosexuality has been an accepted practice among many ancient cultures.
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I mean what it is... Melon will argue that it was considered a psychosis, but I hardly think the greeks and romans thought that.

There were established relationships between the same sexes. I just don't get what is so hard to believe about that.
I think it was the 70's where it was actually eliminated from physcology texts as a mental disorder. So to ignore that history has not looked kindly on homosexual relationships is crazy...
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No, not ignoring the history of the last 200 years for sure. But the last 3000? Seems like society has had stretches of acceptance, and that it's more of a recent aberration.
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No no no!!!! According to Melon and PhillyFan, it was much different back then. Homosexuality then, is not the same as it is now. They didn't have loving, caring, monogomous relationships back then.

Hogwash.


homosexuality has been around forever.

a gay identity is a modern concept.
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