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What’s problematic is when we impute our ideas into the mind and mouth of Jesus. -David Hayward (yesterday)
ha! but where he came from, apparently, even sex isn’t a thing so of course sexual orientation would be insignificant.
That is certainly what the gospel stories did – input the ideas of the gospel authors into the mind and mouth of Jesus. And then theologians and lay-preachers have continued to do that to the present day. What better way to get your viewpoint across than to say GOD HAS THIS VIEWPOINT!
I never quite got the whole asexual thing in heaven. I mean according to the bible the heavenly beings had sex with people so sex had to exist. (Not that I take the biblical account as fact…but those who believe in an asexual eternity do and they conveniently ignore this)
If you take issue with the post, ask David, all I did was repeat what he said verbatim.
I don’t take any of it very literally; I don’t even believe in heaven or hell or afterlife. I just wrote continuing the perspective of Jesus who was supposed to have been conceived without sex and his later statements to the woman at the well about there being no gender and no marriage (thus, he seem to imply, no sex) after the resurrection of the dead–which may or may not be the same thing as we today understand as Heaven in some afterlife.
I love thinking about the things Jesus may have said to his parents. What I love even more is your comic twist on it! 😀
Yeah I was not taking issue with your comment at all but rather using it as a natural segway into an observation of my own. It just seems ironic to me that so many beliefs the traditional church puts forth (such as no sex in heaven) are based on implication…and implication which requires deliberately ignoring other parts of the bible. And what strikes me the most is how profoundly blind to it they are.
The Holy Ghost revealed me that Jesus retold one his familiar parables in a very surprising way. He ordered me to write a down as part of the inerrant Gospel of Lotharson .