So a consensus belief reaching back to antiquity is not in itself reason to accept that belief.

I get all that. I am convinced, for example, that assigning gender to God is kind of preposterous notion. It fit with the period of the times to make him male. In order to be God, he MUST transcend gender, I would think.

That said, there’s a rather large difference between something that is totally abstract theologically (God and gender) and a very physical sex act. The only thing that’s changed about sexuality (of any sort) throughout the ages is what society accepts and does not accept. IOW, social mores are the variable, not the sexual acts being performed, either how and/or upon whom.

So, although I agree with you IN PRINCIPLE…….I don’t think the principle applies to something that is so concrete. In all three Semitic religions, you cannot reconcile Scripture with homosexuality. You have to decide to put the Scripture aside, or decide that it’s not a sin unto death and rely on the mercy of God, or something other than drawing a line through the verses you don’t like.

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Data Driven Econophile. Muslim, USA born. Been “woke” 2x: 1st, when I realized the world isn’t fair; 2nd, when I realized the “woke” people are full of shit.

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