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So What Are We Arguing About by SionnaDehr So What Are We Arguing About by SionnaDehr
Of course, I am not simply referring to homosexuality and all that applies to that particular lifestyle. I am also referring to lifestyles lead by strippers, prostitutes (though there are certain unfortunate reasons that put some of those poor people in that position, but I'm not referring to those precisely), Incestuous couples, and people that either sleep around with multiple partners or just sleep with one lover at a time until they get married. There are others but this is all that I can think of at the top of my head.
No, I don't like the way you guys live your lives. No I do not have to accept the way you live your lives. I can tolerate it, sure, but I'm not going to vote for something that is against my moral convictions whether I am religious or not.
With that being said, this does NOT give either side an excuse to treat each other like the scum of the earth. Contrary to popular belief, not every Christian (or Abrahamic based religion) wants homosexuals and other sinners to burn in the fiery pits of hell. What is said about Hitler need not apply here (lol). But that is not the point of Christianity. Christianity is a lifestyle of modesty, in reality, and not a lifestyle that alienates people from the world. Sadly, many people treat it like that. It is also not a lifestyle based solely on blind love as some Christians try to make it. It is a lifestyle of reason, deep philosophical thinkers that merely want to understand the universe that God has created for us to observe. Due to the way many of my constituents act, I can understand how hard this is to accept, but may I link you to at least one church website (with audio and notes on pdf) to show you? [link]
I'm not trying to convert anyone, I just simply want you to understand that not every Sunday church goer listens to "sermons" or "preachers". Some of us love teachers too. :)

Now, I am also very much aware of the fact that there are people in the non-christian (and chrisitian) community who live a lifestyle that I don't agree with. As for Christians, all I can say is that you know what the Lord says about certain things and that, ultimately, it is between you and God. All I can do is encourage you and, maybe even, exhort you lovingly. But, even so, you are brothers and sisters in Christ even if you don't follow His walk completely. So long as you believe and trust that Jesus Christ died for your sins and rose again from the grave three days later and that he is, not just the son of God, but also God himself, I will see you in heaven. Those of you who are not Christians and live the lifestyles that I do not agree with please understand that I do not hate you. I understand that me not thinking or accepting you for who you are seems as a slight against everyone who is like you, but its not. I don't like or agree with everyone listening to pop music. I think communism is moronic. I disagree with a lot of things that people like, but I don't hate the people who think that way.

So, what I'm trying to say is, Christians: stop acting like stark raving lunatics. You have no reason to unless there is some serious hurt going on from the other side (like if gay rights activists go into a Chick-fil-a restaurant and vandalize and insult and hurt the innocent employees *Do not deny that this happened there are too many witnesses*). Respond to them, but don't react. Reacting isn't always the best thing to do. Others: stop acting like the world revolves around you (and I can say this to Christians too, so both sides take a look at both of my addresses) and your lifestyle. If each of you puts aside your differences and talk you might actually be able to civilly discuss your matters without the kicking and screaming.

Thank you and good day.
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ErinTheEevee Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's kinda funny reading these comments, everyone is being so butthurt.
cakep0p Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014   Digital Artist
yes, its a lifestyle. of course. i totally CHOSE to be gay, even though they get murdered, beat up, harassed, and bullied every day just for being gay.... Yep, i LOVE the pain, im a motherfucking masochist man thats why i'm gay, i want to get fucking murdered. i want to get shunned. love it. love this lifestyle that causes me pain
Soarm Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
.....................Did you even read the description....?
cakep0p Featured By Owner 6 days ago   Digital Artist
Yes, I always do. What do you take me for.............? I don't see your point
Soarm Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
She never said being gay was a choice..
cakep0p Featured By Owner 1 day ago   Digital Artist
Okay? She never directly said it, but generally, when people see being gay as some evil abomination, they also think it's a choice and that you can stop being gay, when that's not the case :I
Soarm Featured By Owner 7 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
:| Um..Okay? and whats your point? She never stated anything about homosexuality being a choice or a lifestyle. She even stated it in the description.
TotallyMaddHatter Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
"I can tolerate it, sure, but I'm not going to vote for something that is against my moral convictions whether I am religious or not. " Thats just it though, you get to vote on weather or not I am allowed to marry the man I love. I can not do that to you no matter what my morals and convictions are. You should not be able to use those morals and convictions to control such an aspect(or any aspect) of another persons life.  Not a lifestyle, lifestyle implies pattern of behavior and choice, not every gay person has enough in common to warrant it being called such and it is not a choice no matter how hard some want to believe it is. 

Look, if the world were reversed and people were decrying the "heterosexual life style" would that stop you from being attracted to men? Would it stop you form wanting to be with a man you loved, would it stop you from wanting to marry him? Would you take kindly to other people who don't even know you getting to vote on what you are allowed to do with your life?  All because of morals and convictions you yourself might not even believe in. How could you not equate that to those people must hate you that much that they would deny you aspects of life others around you get to enjoy without a fight or fuss?
Is it really that hard to put yourself in my shoes?

You should not get to decide if I get to marry or adopt or anything else, and really you shouldn't want to. After all I wouldn't do that to you. 
Jenny345 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
Nice. I wholly agree.
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