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Did God Create Homosexuality?

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Started: 5/14/2014 Category: Religion
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Elissa_of_Carthage

Con

God did not create homosexuality in any way, shape, or form, nor does He create people to be homosexual by nature, i.e. inherently.

1) God is incapable of creating sin or doing evil, due to His divine and incorruptible nature.
2) Overpopulation is not a legitimate reason to claim that He did.
3) God explicitly condemns homosexuality in the Bible because it is an abomination against His perfect created order.
4) No person is "born" with any sort of sexual alignment.
5) (I leave this part open for me to address any arguments made by the opposition.)
EspenEther

Pro

~God created homosexuality to benefit the people and reduce overpopulation and starvation.

1. "God is incapable of creating sin or doing evil, due to His divine and incorruptible nature."
God created homosexuality for everyone's benefit, so that there will be less poverty and homelessness, and more food to feed the hungry. In the bible, it says that he "made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their highest host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them". Homosexuals couldn't have just shown up, especially if God himself created the earth. The bible also says that (in Section 1, Corinthians) "Love never fails... now, faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love." Homosexuals love just as heterosexuals do, regardless of their gender. If love is greater than faith and hope, and it never fails, then it's the farthest from evil and most certainly not sinful.

2. "Overpopulation is not a legitimate reason to claim that He did."
Overpopulation is most definitely a legitimate reason for God creating homosexuality. It might not effect you personally, but it still exists and is still a pressing matter. It is a devastating crisis growing worse with every passing day, and it's unavoidable when people are told to "be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the earth". If God tells them to multiply, that's exactly what they're going to do. If they do this, then naturally overpopulation will occur, and will continue to grow. If there are too many people living in a certain area, then gradually, supporting themselves will be more and more difficult. When hundreds and thousands of people can no longer support themselves and their families for this reason, that area and the places surrounding it will be susceptible to famine, poverty, and poor living conditions. But as long as people remain faithful to God and believe he will provide (after all, abide in faith and hope as well as love), they will be just fine, right?
Wrong. God cannot literally supply food and water to every famished or homeless person just because they believe that he will provide; most will ultimately have to supply it for themselves. This isn't an easy feat, even if one truly believe God will provide for them, and approximately two and approximately two and a half million people each year die of starvation alone. That 2.5 million people isn't even counting those who've fallen victim to the deadly sicknesses, stress,depression, and unhealthy living conditions caused by overpopulation.
Now these deaths prove to be an efficient way to reduce overpopulation, don't they? But if God is incapable of sinning or doing evil because of his pure nature, then why would he resort to watching the ones he loves with all his heart die by "not providing" for them? It's simply because he cannot provide for everyone. He created homosexuality intentionally and out of the good of his heart; ergo, it is not evil, especially when it was established by him in an attempt to reduce the devastating effects of overpopulation. "So do not worry, saying 'what shall we eat?' or 'what shall we drink?'" (Matthew, 6:31)

3. "God explicitly condemns homosexuality in the bible because it is an abomination against His perfect order."
So love is an abomination against his perfect created order? It's HIS perfect order; he can change it however he pleases, and he is doing so in this case purely to benefit us. By creating and encouraging homosexuality, he's looking out for us and showing that he truly loves us. If he were condemning this "abomination", then he's condemning love. It's all a matter of misinterpretation.

4. "No person is "born" with any sort of sexual alignment."
This isn't what I'm saying. It's not the people being born with homosexuality he's making here; it's the concept of homosexuality itself that he created and is encouraging it today for the reasons listed above.

5. No doubt you'll bring this up sooner or later: "DO not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality.. will inherit the kingdom of God."
The bible was written approximately 3500 years ago. In that time, a lot can change, one of them being earth's population (caused by carelessly "being fruitful" without any thought for others, which eventually leads to poverty and starvation). How is God to fix this catastrophic error of mankind when we're following the word he gave to us *three and a half years ago*? (specifically concerning the "being fruitful and multiply" as well as "homosexuals will not inherit the kingdom of God) Well, he can't himself, it's up to those who are already here. He can, however, encourage us to be attracted to those of the same sex so that reproduction between the two is impossible. This will cause them to adopt those who have been given up if they want a family.

(Just so you know, I'm not randomly quoting the bible willy-nilly here. If the bible is in fact the "word of God", I am merely reinstating his word.)
Debate Round No. 1
Elissa_of_Carthage

Con

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EspenEther

Pro

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Debate Round No. 2
Elissa_of_Carthage

Con

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EspenEther

Pro

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Debate Round No. 3
Elissa_of_Carthage

Con

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EspenEther

Pro

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Debate Round No. 4
Elissa_of_Carthage

Con

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EspenEther

Pro

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