Originally Posted by netrox
Once again, your ignorance is appalling. You cannot tell an opinion from a fact, can you? What you think the Bible says is ALSO your opinion and it does not make it a fact whatsoever.
Yeah, I know what it is. And continue to read a little more... Lot just degraded his OWN virgin daughters by offering them his daughters as sex objects. Nice of Lot!
But it was NOT about sex. Many Bibles misinterpreted saying "They called to Lot and said to him, "Where are the men who came to your house tonight? Bring them out to us that we may have intimacies with them. (or have sex with them)"
It was NEVER mentioned. The accurate translation is: "Where are the men who came to your house? Bring them out so we may KNOW them."
That explains clearly why it is wrong to assume that "know" means "want to have sex" otherwise many verses that used that term would also mean sex, including sex with God.
Was the Wickedness of Sodom Homosexuality?
It used Strong's Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible to prove that the term was misused and showed that many verses mentioned "KNOW" meaning to know people, not to have sex. He noted different term was used to mean sex.
As for "know men", an analogy would be like INS wanted to know illegal immigrants and citizens would refuse to reveal. Ezekiel 16:48-50 quoted the sins of Sodom and homosexuality wasn't one of them ('Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy. They were haughty and did detestable things before me. Therefore I did away with them as you have seen.)
God did not destroy Sodom because of homosexuality but because of hostility.
The word "KNOW" has many definitions. Like I mentioned several times, english is one of the poorest and confusing language. What you mentioned on Sodom and Gomorrah. What people said to Lot does mean relating to have sex. The Lord didn't blind them because of living in homosexual, the Lord blind them bec of forceful act and acting out as rape. Right, Sodom and Gomorrah wasn't just homosexual, its all other evil acts people has done. But, no, Lot didn't degrading his daughter and use her as sex objects. His daughters couldn't find any man, bec all those men are lovrrs of other men.
Like I mentioned recent posted on Lev 18 mentioned that its disqusting the Lord if a man sleep(sex relationship) with another man. But explained more about the issue of the cultural, not want to repeat it. But yet Christ died for ALL.