Re: Adrian M/Claire J
Just playing devil's advocate here, but when you say that's not how God intended us to live, where is that coming from? Your own theological study? Different people have different interpretations of the bible, of course, but if you believe in every part of it and it says not to do it, how does that work out?
If you put it in context of a promise you make or don't make, that makes sense. But my question is, how is the line drawn? When the bible says something is a sin, and you feel it isn't, how do you decide what applies? Or does it all work that way? This is coming, for the record, from someone who was raised with no religion. The only person I knew who had any was a bad person. As an adult, I can see how they used their religion as a set of rules to be arbitrarily applied to other people, including children. But I do wonder how you reconcile sometimes conflicting ideas. Take the message not the wording of the thing?