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Catholic church cannot bless same-sex unions, Vatican decrees

Catholic church cannot bless same-sex unions, Vatican decrees

The Vatican has decreed that the Catholic church cannot bless same-sex unions. The decree distinguished between the church’s welcoming and blessing of gay people, which it upheld, but not their unions. God ’does not and cannot bless sin,’ the document said, adding that gay people must be treated with dignity and respect, but gay sex is ’intrinsically disordered.’

Clara
Clara
Alfred Ivarsson
Alfred Ivarsson 0 months

I don't endorse the vatican's statement, but I understand them. This is from a almost 2 millenia old institution, them not endorsing homosexual unions is fully understandable. Should they change? I don't know. Should their commandments be put into state law? Absolutely not, the world needs to stand by liberal values, not theocratical. Keep religion and state separate and let everyone choose their own religion.

scientist
scientist 0 months

I can't say I'm surprised. The whole idea that they 'decided,' is most likely a publicity stunt. They shouldn't be able to pick and choose what type of unions they bless in the first place. I'm not religious, but if I picked up one phrase I can respect, it'd be "God does not condemn," In a perfect world, a church wouldn't be weighing in on societal topics. A person's faith is their own. Why give them the sway to tell their followers what they can and can't do. Even if they believe it's a sin, doesn't mean all other Catholics ascribe to that abhorrent discrimination. Isn't premarital sex considered a sin too? Why is post marital sex not? Literally no difference in the action itself. I'm sure there's a whole textbook of explanations as to why, but that's where the problem lies. It's become a corporate monster with clear-cut guidelines to follow... Someone's sin is meant to be their own, and if they don't feel it's a sin, the church that you support aren't supposed to offer criticism, - like, in the media - but only forgiveness. In the first place, the Bible has been translated and re-translated who knows how many times, while being passed from one person to another for an extremely long until it's mass production. Many of the beliefs are vague at best, and unnecessary at worst. A lot of people misinterpret the stance of the Bible on homosexuality: There never was one. Homosexuality wasn't even a concept when it was being mass produced, and not many would openly talk about attraction between members of the same sex. Most don't realize there wasn't many interesting or complex ideas when the Bible was written. Nor when it was mass produced. Things like sex, gender, Darwinism, race, sin, and even love and marriage went deeply thought about. Concepts like society and human rights were next to nill. To put it bluntly, people were stupid. Way more uneducated than they are now. They judged things by how they were told to judge them and hardly ever questioned anything. Things like kinship, reasoning, logic, morals, judgement, and love were all watered down and shallow figments of what they are now. People didn't do the something because, "they felt like it," but because they were told to. The oft misconstrued, "Man must not lie with man." Doesn't refer to what we call 'homosexuality,' or love between two men. As it delves further into the topics, it's clear to see that it specifically targets older men exploiting younger men, and pedophilia. (or, their understanding of the modern term. That's where the illogical mindset of "gay = pedo" originated.) Nowhere in the original text does it identify romantic/sexual love between two consenting adult members of the same sex as a sin, nor does does it disapprove of homosexual sex - only dishonoring through violation, as that was theonly understanding of it back then... Anyone Catholic or Christian who disapproves of gay sex isn't REALLY doing it for religious reasons, despite what they might believe. They are being biased and expressing clear personal discomfort at gay relationships; Possibly raised that way, or because of peer pressure/societal adherence. Nothing to do with the Bible.

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