This is in regards to Michael Vines video on homosexuality and my friend’s saying “must be mistranslation”.
Me: Actually that would be incorrect. Paul was in a new situation of preaching the gospel not only to Jews but also to Greeks. Several old passages about homosexuality dealt with those in pagan worship and prostitution, but Paul wanted Gentiles, those who are not God’s chosen people, to understand how sins of the flesh are wrong. He ended up using the same Greek roots necessary to create such a word to indicate it is wrong for everyone, not just Jews. There is no mistranslation, only misunderstanding.
There are many Greek words for “male homosexuality” (also known as pedanstry) but Paul forgoes them all for a reason. Do not simply use one source as a conclusion.
Dissenter (not my friend): that’s a lot of research to do just to come to the same ignorant, bigoted, conclusion. I assume you perform ritual sacrifices, own slaves, don’t ever work on sunday, don’t eat any pork, catfish, or shellfish, and payed your father-in-law a silver dowry after you rape-married his daughter…otherwise, you’re going to hell like the rest of us…But still, congratulations on AT LEAST trying to be rational in gathering information from an awe-inspiring THREE sources. Shit, most of you rednecks can barely read! Look out Duke Divinity School!!! We have a winner!!!!!!
Now I know not all atheists are like this, but how is this any better than what we see in WBC? I openly condemn that church for what they do. I am glad some of the other people told this guy off at how this became unruly. But really? Honest debate is better than strings of ad hominem and misinformation.