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  • Dr Peter Bowen-Walker: If the consequences of the inconsistent logic applied by religious people like Mr Richardson in his arguments against homosexuality were not so serious I could be amused by the weak-mindedness of... (25 December 2005)
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  • Simon : Neil: 1) Your argument seems to be based on the statement that "human reason is flawed, and not authoritative" - the implication being that the Bible is not flawed and is authoritative since... (12 December 2005)
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  • Simon : I think you were agreeing with Stuart Beamish, rather than me. I disagree with his second paragraph, for reasons I think I have more than outlined elsewhere - because it is discrimination. If... (12 December 2005)
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  • adam jowett: 1) I think the No. 1 shows a big difference of approach to the Bible and I think that difference should be respected. You're appraoch to the bible seems legalistic to me. Something I believe... (12 December 2005)
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  • Neil Richardson: "1. Some christians believe that while the Bible is inspired by God, it must be read within its historical and cultural context." How much more we need to read our own society in its... (1 December 2005)
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  • Neil Richardson: Rob- sexual behaviour is *entirely* a choice. We may have less choice over what particular sexual temptations afflict us, but we all have a choice what we do with them. Simon- superb points. I... (30 November 2005)
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  • Neil Richardson: Paul- thank you for your love! It is reciprocated, but only because Jesus has made me that way ;-) I agree that Christians should follow their Lord who was sexually pure (Hebrews 13:4). His Holy... (30 November 2005)
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  • Stuart Beamish: To put this in context, they weren't actually refused a hotel room - they were offered a twin bedded room instead, in a B&B which was also a private home. I think legislation should reflect... (29 November 2005)
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  • Rob Newman: Sexual behaviour is *not* exclusively a choice; many lesbians and gay men would consider their sexual orientation to be a part of their inate make-up — not something they could deny, or choose... (29 November 2005)
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  • adam jowett: Neil, let me first say I have no problem with your religious beliefs concerning homosexuality. You are entitled to them. However: 1. Some christians believe that while the Bible is inspired by... (28 November 2005)
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  • Stuart Beamish: He could be divorced or widowed. Consent and sexual awareness are shifting lines - I'm sure we are all aware of people who are not mature enough to make rational decisions aged 25, and other... (28 November 2005)
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  • Paul Mitchell: Neil, Let me begin by stating that I love you, not because Jesus told me to, but because that's the way I was made. With that in mind, I offer you some food for thought. First you say "As... (28 November 2005)
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  • Neil Richardson: No society condones murder (because it is, by definition, unlawful killing). Blood feuds happen, but are always destructive and escalatory, and I'm not sure any legal code has ratified them.... (28 November 2005)
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  • Neil Richardson: Simon et al- a few points (and thanks again for such vigorous argumentation): 1. You seek to oppose Reason against Scripture. There is no more carefully reasoned book than the Bible, which is... (28 November 2005)
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  • Simon : Because it is discrimiation. I am sure there are/were cultures that condone murder, blood fueds, stoning, and keeping slaves (in fact, I could give several quotes from the Bible to prove that... (26 November 2005)
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  • Simon : Why should other sexual behaviours be outlawed? Why is >you agree with bestiality or rape? - Neil Richarson The key issue which you seem to have missed is consent. Two adult males are... (26 November 2005)
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  • Dave Cornish: Sex in public is against the law for everyone, and rightly so: and I myself have not had a relationship for nearly four years; so how do'es my sexuality affect you? I reiterate "do'es not affect... (24 November 2005)
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  • Rory : Homosexual (like other sexual) activity can affect people; i.e.when it takes place in particular public areas, making them effectively no-go areas for other members of the population. (24 November 2005)
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  • Dave Cornish: What rot,homosexuality is not chosen, if it were, then it would not be in the top reasons why young men attempt to commit suicide in this country; they attempt suicide, not because they are... (24 November 2005)
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  • adam jowett: No one is trying to criminalise you! It is you who would like to criminalise those who disagree with you. Namely lesbians and gay men! Likening homosexual sex with rape is a simply foul thing to... (24 November 2005)
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  • Neil Richardson: Since Desmond Swayne cited the first of the ten commandments (which is quoted in the New Testament) and then referred to Jesus Christ, he can hardly be accused of a "rather Old Testament view". ... (23 November 2005)
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  • Neil Richardson: Can't New Labour see the MASSIVE clash between sexual orientation and religious belief? A Catholic or Muslim's religious belief leads him to believe homosexuality is an abomination, whereas a gay... (23 November 2005)
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  • Neil Richardson: We have arbitrarily decided (or at least the political elite have decided) that sexual behaviours, no matter how deviant, are in the category of human rights and equality, along with skin colour,... (23 November 2005)
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  • Neil Richardson: Because skin colour is not a choice, whereas sexual behaviour is. It's a simple fact that in the vast majority of cultures, in the vast majority of history, homosexual practice has been... (23 November 2005)
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  • Paul Mitchell: "Antediluvian chuntering" - what a great insult! (22 November 2005)
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