[quote="voctor09, post:7, topic:284603"]
You are right. I struggle with blindly observing the magesterium. I know they are guided by the Holy Spirit but I have a hard time accepting it because it goes against what I feel is right.
I can't shake thinking that they've supposedly been wrong before. Weren't the bishops and the pope in complete agreement on geocentrism based on the their knowledge of science of the time? Why weren't they guided by the Holy Spirit when they condemned Galileo because they believed it morally wrong to believe the earth moved around the sun? If they were wrong based on their lack of science then, why can't they be wrong again?
Arg this is frustrating :(
in the 90's, when the most recent catechism was written revised and updated, the thinking at the time was that homosexuality was a psychological disorder. at the same time this was occurring, genetic research was discovering that some children were being born with xxx and xxy and xyy sex chromosomes. those are extra chromosomes. i am sure the church has been aware over the last 2000 years that sometimes children are born with both male and female sex organs. there are also people who are born asexual.
i signed the DOMA in the 90's but after i had a college level class in human sexuality in 2000, when i went back to college, i realized that its more likely that homosexuality is not a choice but rather something they are born with.
gay marriage is a revolutionary idea that has never been thought of before. i think in time gay marriage will be accepted.
saying that gays cannot procreate is irrelevant to me. i know they cannot procreate. that's not the point. neither could sarah and abraham. that's not a good enough argument why gays can't marry. its redundant and sounds like an argument why gays should marry heterosexuals instead of homosexuals, which i would never accept. how many heterosexuals would seriously marry a homosexual knowing they are a homosexual?
i don't think there is a leg to stand on anymore in these arguments against gay marriage.
the bible supported polygamy, treating women like property, and not having a choice in who women could marry. women caught in adultery were killed but men weren't. women were always to blame. well if she's not attracted to you in the first place and she had no choice or was coerced into it, why should she be 'faithful'? it wasn't her choice to begin with. the bible allows you to kill adulterers but in modern society that is not allowed. the bible is not the law. it was outlawed. as christians, we are not obligated to follow the jewish law. we are free to follow the new covenant. jewish law is not even followed in modern israel. no one is allowed to do crucifixions anymore either.