I understand that you believe that I and many like me have been brainwashed and thats ok, your free to believe whatever you like. However its a bit pointless to keep bring it up over and over isn’t it? I fear it will turn into a “no I’m not” “yes you are” preschool argument and nobody wants that. I truely believe that the bible is the word of God and if I’m brainwashed than frankly bring it on because I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Again, I hope that I can remind you that when talking about the bible it needs to be discussed within the context it was written. I’m going to take an educated guess and say you got most of those references from leviticus which we know is an old testament book of law, a law that was abolished by the death of Jesus and as none of the things you mentioned have been reaffrimed in the NT then it’s old news. I have the feeling that growing up in the Christian environment that you did, you would already know that this is the way many Christians see things.
I am going to say something that will probably shock the socks off everyone but I don’t want to agrue ok? I’m tired of it, tired of trying to justify my decisions to people who have zero interest in them and tired of trying to please other people. I believe the bible is the word of God and I’m not ashamed to admitt it. Have any opinion of me you like but as far as I’m concerned the topic is closed.