Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Opus 2011-136, Koran Klarifications: Homosexuality

There are some issues that Christians and Muslims have at least some degree of agreement.  Homosexuality is one of those.  I don’t know what the Hadith has to say or what kind of fatwahs have been issued but the Koran is pretty clear, it does not approve.
“We also sent Lot, when he said to his people, commit ye this filthy deed in which no creature hath gone before you?   Come ye to men, instead of women, lustfully? Ye are indeed a people given up to excess.  But the only answer of his people was to say, ‘Turn them out of your city, for they are men who vaunt them pure.’”  Surah 7, “The Height,” verses 80-82
All Koran quotes are from the translation by Rev. J.M. Rodwell, M.A. provided by the Gutenberg Project.

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