Why is homosexuality condemned in the Bible?

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    We know that homosexuality is condemned in the Bible, but why?

    Some Christians say it is because God's plan was for man and woman to join in the sacrament of matrimony, and be fruitful and multiply.

    So, homosexuality, by that logic, is not condemned because of what it is, it is condemned because it diverts a person from doing what they are commanded to do, which is be fruitful and multiply.

    But then, there's a question.

    Why does the Catholic faith command certain persons to remain celibate and/or chaste in order to serve God?

    Would not a life of celibacy and/or chastity be just as sinful as a life spent in the homosexual lifestyle?

    And on a broader note, are all men and woman who never marry living a sinful life?

    I think we need a serious discussion, so let's not have the usual malarky.
     
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    Because it was written by backwards people from the iron age.
     
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    I asked that we not have the usual malarky.
     
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    My bad. I only read the title. I'll show myself out.
     
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    Why are cheeseburgers condemned in the Bible?
     
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    Because Adam and Eve were told to have lots and lots of kids. You can't do that in homo relationships.
     
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    Yes, I said that's the usual Christian argument, please read the OP.

    But what about people who chose to be single their entire lives?

    What about the Catholic Church's requirement that priests be celibate?

    If we are ordered by God to "be fruitful and multiply" why isn't it sinful to live a single life or a celibate life?
     
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    Okay... let's take two separate issues. The first one is homosexuality. It's just another sign that the Old Testament was written by primitive people. Done. Mic Drop. It also endorsed slavery, slaughtering your children for disobedience, slaughtering women for adultery (even if they were raped), and a bunch of other sociopathic behaviors. It has no place in our modern world.

    On the other hand, Celibacy is a bit more complicated. The reason why the Church insisted on that in the middle ages was because they wanted to keep property in the Church. Last thing they wanted was Fr. Bob's kid to decide, he just wanted to farm that land, not farm it for the church to make money off of.

    Of course, the intersection was that the Catholic Church encouraged gay people to join the Holy Orders and Pray Away the Gay. We all saw how well that turned out with all the molested altar boys.
     
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    So how did Adam and Eve have a bunch of kids who weren't totally inbred at the grandchild level, because all they'd have to fuck would be their siblings at that point.
     
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    Homosexuality was considered as an act which was on the opposite side of the course of things established by God. Therefore, someone disobeyed the God's will engaging in it.
     

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