Is AIDS God's way of punishing homosexuality?

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    Just a thought.

    By the way, this thread is not meant to be a slam to children and straight people who have AIDS or HIV, moreover it is meant to be a philosophical discussion.
     
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    No. The innocent wife of a cheating bisexual man can contract AIDS and die suggesting that AIDS inflicts collateral damage to innocent heterosexuals. I can't believe that God would use such a clumsy method if his purpose was solely to punish homosexuals.
     
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    I'm hoping you don't believe that because to believe that would make you a fucking idiot. But let's just say that the answer to your question is yes.

    That would make God an asshole for the following reasons

    1. Bisexual people exist
    2. If bisexual people exist then heterosexuals would contract the disease
    3. Even if he did intend the disease to punish only homosexuals that would make him a homophobic genocidal maniac
    4. If God has the ability to see the future then he would know that this is much more than just a gay disease, thus making him a complete asshole if his only purpose was to punish gays even though he knew that it would hurt other people


    So to answer your question: No. God did not make AIDS to punish gay people

    BUT: If he did then God is an uneducaded homicidal maniac asshole. I'd like to think that if there is a God he's not such a fucking lunatic as you might want him to be portrayed as.
     
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    Ditto. Unless you are a homophobic bigot you would never think such a ridiculous theory to hold any water.

    And besides if God created us in his own image wouldn't that mean he also created homos in his own image? So unless you think that God is some gender oriented being that is confused about his/her own sexuality I suggest you quit bringing up such stupid pimitive notions.
     
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    Is it possible for you to make a post without smarmily calling someone an idiot preemptively? Honestly.
     
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    Last warning - STOP this shit, Powerman. I'd bet everyone here is tired of putting up with your GodSlander. I can't recall ONE SINGLE POST of yours recently which wasn't filled with hatred and vile comments about Christianity or God.

    More important to this forum, I'm tired of seeing you flame people w/o ANY HINT Of provocation.
     
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    Got Logic? No? Ahh..

    It's so funny to me how you make these HUGE leaps - taking the physical characteristics God created us with, and applying those to our BEHAVIOR.


    Anal-Injected-Death-Syndrome is not a punishment from God. It's a consequence of Man's sin.
     
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    Oh, the irony.
     
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    Gosh it’s been years since I first heard this question posed by guess who, yes, the religious Right. I don’t remember for sure, but I think it came out of the Falwell camp.
     
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    I didn't call anyone an idiot. I didn't have any God slander. I merely stated that IF what this guy was saying was true then God must be a genocidal bigot. And not a very bright one at that because he should have foreseen that the disease would also affect others.

    I'm sorry, but how am I supposed to react to such retrograde ideas?
     

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