> my LoveS

kinababaLiwan

I’m trying to enjoy life. Im stressed and all that but I’m trying to enjoy my existence. I don’t want to ask for more, I can’t afford to.

Good thing there are things to at least drive me to continue and to live my life. I have my crushes [andre – fitness first’ body jam instructor, tami – friend ni guise, allison – tgasampaloc katabi ko nagni-net dati], I have my TRUE friends [ron, jay, jc (babylon pipol), powerpuff girls], and I have my ka-arts-tehan.

While waiting for Ron one day, I decided to do this GIF to grace my phone. Nice diba?

> taraY buiLdings

Architectural designs never ceased to amaze me. In fact I usually buy magazines that deal with interior designs, constructions etc.. My friends usually call me cheap/corny because I alwasy buy Yes! magazine thinking that I buy them primarily because of the local artistas they feature. I must admit thats the only time I get to be exposed on local actors but on most part, I love buying it because of the celebrity houses section.

Even at home, I watch National Geographic Channel because of this passion. The same reasons pushed me to post this article featuring how modern and amazing Dubai architectures are nowadays.

Imagine yourself working in a constantly moving building. Enjoying the 360 view of the area. Generate green power and contribute something for the environment. Astig diba?

The Dynamic Architecture building, which will be constantly in motion changing its shape, will be able to generate electric energy for itself as well as for other buildings. Forty-eight wind turbines fitted between each rotating floors as well as the solar panels positioned on the roof of the building will produce energy from wind and the sunlight, with no risk of pollution. The total energy produced by this inbuilt ‘powerhouse’ every year will be worth approximately seven million dollars.

Each turbine can produce 0.3 megawatt of electricity, compared to 1-1.5 megawatt generated by a normal vertical turbine (windmill). Considering that Dubai gets 4,000 wind hours annually, the turbines incorporated into the building can generate 1,200,000 kilowatt-hour of energy.
As average annual power consumption of a family is estimated to be 24,000 kilowatt-hour, each turbine can supply energy for about 50 families. The Dynamic Architecture tower in Dubai will be having 200 apartments and hence four turbines can take care of their energy needs. The surplus clean energy produced by the remaining 44 turbines can light up the neighborhood of the building.
However, taking into consideration that the average wind speed in Dubai is of only 16 km/h the architects may need to double the number of turbines to light up the building to eight. Still there will be 40 free turbines, good enough to supply power for five skyscrapers of the same size.

The horizontal turbines of the Dynamic Architecture building are simply inserted between the floors, practically invisible. They neither need a pole nor a concrete foundation. In addition, they are at zero distance from the consumer, which makes maintenance easier.
The modern design of the building and the carbon fiber special shape of the wings take care of the acoustics issues. Producing that much electric energy without any implication on the aesthetic aspect of the building is a revolutionary step in tapping alternative energy sources. Furthermore, this energy will have a positive impact on the environment and economy.

> gyM mistaKes

I just started going to gym. I just felt I really have to. I did some research also and Thank God! I can really see it’s working now. Our HR Manager/good friend – Ed even shared his eating plan. I have gathered some helpful tips also. You may be new to the gym, or you may have been going for years, but there are some mistakes that even seasoned trainers make again and again. If you’ve reached a plateau in your training or you’re not getting to where you want to be fast enough, there’s a good chance that you’re making at least one of these mistakes.

1 You always stick to the same workout
We all tend to repeat the things we like doing, so it’s no wonder that once we find a workout that suits us we stick to it. Archer advises against this. ‘Change your programme after four to six weeks, otherwise you get into a pattern and you stop producing results because your body has hit a plateau,’ he says. As well as changing your workout, you can mix it up by cross training – try a circuit or kickboxing class once a week.

2 You copy the hardcore gym members
It’s easy to think that to get as ripped as the guy in your gym who wows all the female instructors with one-armed press-ups, you have simply to follow his lead. ‘People see someone lifting a heavier weight or using a certain technique and rather than ask them what they’re up to they just copy them,’ says Archer. The problem is that without knowing what someone else’s fitness aims are, copying them could land you with unexpected results or an injury. ‘The best solution is to read magazines and do your homework before you hit the gym. Be careful who you take advice from, because some fitness instructors are not highly qualified and won’t necessarily know what is best for you.’

3 You go every day
You may be someone who can’t do anything by halves, but working out every day is not sustainable – either physically or mentally. ‘If you go every day you won’t be able to maintain a useful intensity and you’ll get bored,’ says Archer. ‘It becomes a chore and you’ll start missing sessions, beating yourself up about it and losing motivation.’ Incorporate proper rest days into your schedule. ‘Take the dog for a walk, or go to the gym but use the sauna and Jacuzzi to chill out,’ he suggests.

4 You use the gym for socialising
Go to your gym often enough and it starts to feel like a second home. This is a dangerous moment. ‘For a lot of people who go every day it becomes their social life,’ says Archer. ‘They chat for half an hour and their training suffers, then they go to the restaurant afterwards and suddenly they’re at the gym every night – but how much work are they actually doing?’ So get your priorities right. The gym is there to burn calories and get you fit and looking good.

5 You exercise aimlessly
Exercise is enjoyable for its own sake. But once the high of bashing out monster reps on the bench press wears off it can seem a bit pointless. Keep short-term and long-term goals in mind to keep you motivated, and chart your progress. ‘A short-term goal might be to improve your treadmill speed by a notch. It’s a good way to keep yourself working towards your long-term goal,’ says Archer. ‘If you can’t think of a long-term goal, it’s the gym staff’s job to help you find one.’

6 You only train on your own
Single-minded focus is commendable, but all top athletes use training partners to keep them going and push them to the next level of performance. ‘Ideally you want someone who’s got the same goals as you and whose strength and fitness levels are just a bit better than yours,’ says Archer. ‘You’ll be pushed in every session and each will make sure the other goes to the gym.’

7 You never take a break
Slavishly following a workout plan for a whole year is likely to lead to burnout. ‘If your training is getting stale and you’re not getting anywhere, take a break – but do it properly and have a couple of weeks off,’ says Archer. ‘It gives you what you need for a total recovery of your body and your mind, because boredom is the biggest killer. If you go on holiday, you don’t have to pack running shoes. Treat it as a way to reward yourself and help you reach your goals.’

8 You beat yourself up when you have a bad session
Even the most motivated and energetic gym-goer can have a really crap training session. There’s often no real reason: your body just isn’t up for it. Don’t imagine that you’re going backwards. ‘Sometimes you don’t feel great, but just being there is enough,’ says Archer. ‘People who are hard on themselves and start to feel negative about it tend to eventually stop going to the gym altogether.’

9 You confuse a tired brain with a tired body
A tough day at the office leaves you shattered and in no mood for the gym, so you go home and try to get an early night but end up with a bout of insomnia. If that sounds familiar, you may need to separate mental and physical fatigue. ‘People think they’re tired when all they’ve done is sit at their computers. Their brain is knackered but their body is keyed-up and ready for exercise,’ says Archer. ‘By going to the gym, you’ll get your energy levels surging and de-stress yourself in the process.’

10 You work through colds
It’s often said that if you exercise when you have the beginnings of a cold, you’ll work it out of your system. This is nonsense. ‘When you train you weaken your immune system because you ask it to repair the muscles you’ve damaged in order for them to get stronger,’ says Archer. ‘If you’ve got a cold already, lowering the immune system is going to bring that cold on even more.’ If you’re feeling ill, eat well and take two days off to recover so you’re fully fit to begin training again.

11 You stick to the machines
You’ve reached a plateau and are struggling to move that pin on to heavier weights on your favourite machine. But your body knows its limits better than you do and has shut down growth in the muscle group you’re targeting because its supporting stabilising muscles aren’t strong enough. The best way to work stabilisers and make your other muscles work harder at the same time is to replace the weight machine with dumb-bells. ‘You can get a lot more from dumb-bells because their movement is not restricted and they work both sides equally,’ says Archer.

12 You don’t warm up specifically
Running on a treadmill for ten minutes won’t warm you up for a set of chin-ups. ‘Try matching the warm-up to the muscle group – rowing is good for the upper body. Then do two light sets of 12-15 reps before you do your work sets,’ says Archer. ‘The same applies to cardio workouts. Warm up at 30-60 per cent of race pace.’

13 You don’t time your rests between sets
Between sets, you wander around or sit staring into space until you sense that the guy waiting for your station is getting wound up and you launch into the next set. This is likely to sabotage your workout. ‘Your recovery time is important when looking at how much you are going to be able to lift later on,’ says Archer. ‘Too short a rest and your muscles won’t have recovered; too long and you won’t get the benefit.’ Wear a stopwatch and don’t be intimidated into starting your next set too early.

14 You only ever use heavy weights to build muscle
When you hit the weights room, you always lift the heaviest weight possible. This may limit your growth because you’ll hit your muscles in a very predictable way, and it’s hard to control large weights precisely. ‘Now and then, go light and do extra reps with a greater range of motion. People don’t always lock out on biceps curls, for instance, and you can end up with short biceps. If you go heavy you have to make sure that your technique is spot-on first,’ says Archer.

15 You do too many workouts
You hammer yourself into the ground with weights and cardio training until you end up breaking down your body faster than it can repair itself. ‘When I train my clients I go for three or four sessions in the gym a week with three days off within that,’ says Archer. ‘When you rest is when you grow, and people don’t realise how long they have to rest. Listen to your body and if a muscle is aching don’t work it until it stops.’

My first mistake? I enrolled because [may not be the main reason but a big part is that] I have a crush on that guy who did the Body Jam demonstration at Megamall. Guilty? I am.

> racheL apoLogizes

If you’ve seen my post entitled HELLBOUND ME, you would have known what I’m talking about here. I’m just so happy and feels victorious.

“After listening to the concerns of my peers and the LBTG community, I have come to see that my post was indeed hurtful and in poor taste.

I wish to make clear that I posted this article on my own volition and out of my own convictions, for which I still stand. But now, I stand by them in broken humility because I realize that the issue was never really homosexuality per se, but the universal problem of all men – homosexuals and heterosexuals alike – SIN, and one’s need of a Savior from its consequences.

I wish also to emphasize this one other thing, which I should have emphasized in the first place:

I, too, am a sinner. I, too, am hellbound…apart from Jesus Christ Who is my only Hope, my Lord and Savior.

As it is written, “Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst.” ~ I Timothy 1:15

I was wrong in the manner by which I confronted the issue, which, again, is SIN and not homosexuality, and I have learned that there are better ways to share God’s unconditional Love with everyone.

Therefore, I am publicly asking for forgiveness from the LBTG community and to all those who have been turned off, offended and/or angered by my post.

I realize now that I was wrong for the condemning words that I endorsed, and for promoting the inflammatory article of Dr. Patrick Johnston.

I also ask forgiveness from those who were justifiably offended at the way I chose to address the subject of homosexuality.

I pray that you will accept this post as a genuine act of repentance for my offense against you all.

May the Lord bring about healing and understanding from all this.

Above all, may His Name be glorified.

God’s PEACE be with you all.

Your humbled friend in Christ,
Rachelle Ragaza ”

See?

> a praYer foR the sTresSed

Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I cannot accept, and the wisdom to hide the bodies of those people I had to kill today because they pissed me off. And also, help me to be careful of the toes I step on today as they may be connected to the ass that I may have to kiss tomorrow.

Help me to always give 100% at work…. 12% on Monday 23% on Tuesday 40% on Wednesday 20% on Thursday 5% on Fridays.

And help me to remember….. When I’m having a really bad day, and it seems that people are trying to piss me off, that it takes 42 muscles to frown and only 4 to extend my middle finger and tell them to bite me! Amen

> bLog monEy

If you already spend a fair amount of time blogging, money may come to you literally as soon as you ask for it. Once you have an established blog with a regular readership, it is easy to turn a profit through advertising.

By hosting sponsored links or banners, you can see income from your hobby almost overnight. Even if you did not start your blog intending to turn a profit, making supplementary income from your blog may be easier than you think.

Of course, even for people who have spent months or years blogging, money from advertising revenue may not add up to a large sum. The amount of money that you can make as a blogger depends on a lot of different factors, but perhaps the most important element of the equation is the topic of your blog. If your blog is on a subject that appeals to a demographic that advertisers have a strong desire to reach, you will be more likely to be able to turn a large profit on your blog than if your blog is on a fairly obscure subject that does not draw the kind of audience that advertisers need to appeal to.
Of course, the only way to find out where you fall on this spectrum is to try hosting some ads. If you are already blogging, you have nothing to lose.
You can earn money now!

Blogging is essentially writing an online diary. A blog is an online diary but it has evolved to serve more purpose than any ordinary diary. Now, it is a powerful tool on the internet used to generate an income for anyone anywhere.It is true that you can earn an income by writing online diaries. The cool thing about blogging is that it was originally created as a personal diary and that’s still pretty much how it works today. But now, you can have fun and make money at the same time through your blog. And the best part is it’s free.It began with average, but opinionated people with something to say, who wanted to share their opinions with anyone who would read them. But now, people are utilising it for different purposes and one of them being as a marketing tool.However, it does not mean that when you blog, you’re sure to make big money. Blogging entries is just the beginning. After which, you need to optimise and monetize it. How? Well, you can join affiliate programs which you can promote and earn commissions from. Or you can sell advertising space or just sign up with Google adsense to add advertisements on your blog. You can also join pay per post programs online in order to be paid to blog.As writing online diaries grows and evolves the opportunities to make money doing so will only increase. So, start blogging today! Well, nobody said that making money for no cost, except for maybe taking up some of your time, is a bad thing.So what are you waiting for? Be a smart blogger and start monetizing your blog today! It is very easy. It is no wonder so many people of all walks of life are starting to blog and are even creating an income through their blogs.

> heLLbounD ME?

My manager shared me this post. I was hurt and teary after I’ve read it and so I decided to post it here with my reply…

http://rachelragaza.multiply.com/reviews/item/6/Homos_are_Hellbound

“I know I’m taking the risk of receiving hate mail and having my page bombarded with angry comments, but I believe that it’s time to take a stand for holiness and righteousness. This is the TRUTH and the TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE!

HOMOSEXUALS are HELLBOUND
source:
http://www.lifeandlibertyministries.com/archives/000093.php
http://www.gomitch2.com/

FOUR REASONS & PROOFS:

I. HOMOSEXUALITY IS UNNATURAL AND ABNORMAL!

THE BIOLOGICAL FACTS show why homosexuality is a HIGH-RISK behavior.

VAGINA
• has an acidic environment which hinders bacterial and viral growth
RECTUM
• has an alkaline environment, which promotes bacterial and viral growth

VAGINA
• is lined by a thick layer of stratified squamous epithelium which is resistant to tearing
RECTUM
• is lined by a thin layer of simple cuboidal epithelium which can tear easily with unnatural forces

VAGINA
• secretes a lubricant during intercourse
RECTUM
• does not secrete a lubricant, only expels feces

In 1996, why did HOMOS comprise 58% of all HIV patients in the U.S., when they make up only 3% of the population?

Answer: HOMOS are living a lifestyle in conflict with the laws of their design. When you eat pudding with a shovel or dig a ditch with a spoon, you are using objects contrary to their design, and harm will certainly result. Homosexuals bring destruction to themselves and others. You do not need to read the Bible to know SODOMY is perverse, you just need to know WHAT YOUR PENIS IS FOR!!! Urination and copulation. The penis was not designed to be shoved up another man’s rectum. The rectum was not designed for penile penetration, a fist, a bottle, a gerbil… The tongue was not designed for the anus, urine for the mouth, etc. (all of the above perverse acts admitted to by a majority of HOMOS in scientific surveys). God created man and woman, and designed sex between them (Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve!). God’s laws are for mankind’s benefit. These laws provide the boundaries where sex can be safely enjoyed and maximally productive. God is good and just; therefore these laws have sanctions for transgressors, which is why HOMOS are HELLBOUND!!!

Rebuttal: “But doesn’t scientific evidence reveal that HOMOS are ‘born that way’ and therefore are not responsible for their behavior?”

Answer: Science magazine reports that 13.5% of brothers of HOMOS are also HOMOS (7-16-93, p.322), and since only 3% of the population is, that supposedly indicates the existence of a “gay gene”. However, the influence of PORN, SEXUAL ABUSE, and other SODOMITES upon siblings could just as well explain these facts. Besides, there is more evidence that HOMOPHOBIA is genetic than there is that homosexuality is – 98.7% of brothers and sisters of homophobes are also homophobic according to a Christian Anti-Defamation League survey! HOMOPHOBIA is just an ALTERNATIVE LIFESTYLE!!! People are NOT born SEX PERVERTS! How dare you blame your Creator for your miserably perverted, shameful sexual habits!!! You chose to be a SEX PERVERT contrary to the laws of your design and the laws of your Designer. You were born a VIRGIN, and God’s law demands that you stay that way until marriage to the opposite sex. Besides, HOMOS cannot procreate! They contribute no offspring to the next generation of their society. If macroevolution were true, popular homosexuality would threaten the survival of the species, and be selected against in a healthy population.

“…More than 3,700 psychiatrists …in the U.S. believed that there were no legitimate scientific reasons for the American Psychiatric Association’s change in fundamental psychiatric theory” when they took homosexuality off of the D.S.M. III’s list of sexual-psychological abnormalities. “In a poll of 10,000 psychiatrists …in 1977, of which 2,500 replies were received, approximately 68% believed that homosexuality was a pathological adaptation (as opposed to a normal variation).”

(American Journal of Psychotherapy, July 1978, pp.421-425)

Rebuttal: “But don’t some animals engage in homosexual activity? Doesn’t this prove it is natural?”

Answer: Some animals like sheep do engage in homosexual behavior. However, this only proves that homos are as dumb as sheep! It does not prove it is natural for humans made in the image of God. The males of some ape species have sex with their young, the female black widow spider eats her mate, mice may even eat their young when they feel threatened, some sharks leave gaping bite marks on their mates during sex, other animals force themselves upon the opposite sex – would this justify this behavior in humans? I think not! We have a conscience (con means “with”, science means “knowledge”), which is an intrinsic knowledge of right and wrong, justice and injustice. The Bible says the conscience is God’s law written on our hearts (Rom.1-2). It is the source of that GUILT you feel in your bosom. Man’s conscience distinguishes him from the animal kingdom, and the law on that conscience will be the standard by which ALL ARE JUDGED ON JUDGMENT DAY! (However, consciences can be seared by persistent sinning and rejection of truth, but this does not mean the transgressor is less guilty.)

II. HOMOSEXUALITY IS A VIOLENT LIFESTYLE!

SUICIDE rates of HOMOS compared to normal people:

“…gays and lesbians attempt suicide 2 to 7 times more often than heterosexual comparison groups.” (Grollman, Suicide, Boston: Beacon Press, p.58)

” ‘Some notes on Suicide’… In more than 50% of the cases studied, homosexual tendencies were uncovered.” (Weinberg & Bell, Homosexuality: An Annotated Autobibliography; NY: Harper & Row, 1972; p.220)

“GAYS” are the biggest “GAY-BASHERS”!

“In Boston, the Victim Recovery Program at the Fenway Community Health Center was established seven years ago for VICTIMS of GAY-BASHING. Now HALF the phone calls concern DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.” (Newsweek, 10-4-93, p.75) (i.e. Sex perverts beat each other up and report it as “gay-bashing”!)

“Many of the (HATE SPEECH) crimes that concern anti-violence activists are in fact gay-on-gay crimes. Into this category fall many ‘pick-up murders,’ so called because they are committed by troubled men who pick up strangers in bars, go home with them for sex, and then rob and KILL them.” (Washington Post, July 17, 1997, “Across U.S., Gay Anti-Violence Groups Respond to a Familiar Alarm”)

MOST SODOMITES are illegal drug users!

In scientific surveys, HOMOS admitted to much more frequent ILLEGAL DRUG USE compared to the normal population (45%, 64%, and 90% in different surveys).

“As far as passionate crimes… the homosexuals are the ones that come to mind

for really throwing themselves into their work, so to speak. You generally find

THE MOST FEROCIOUS CRIMES ARE HOMOSEXUAL.”

(Chicago police officer, interviewed in WHAT COPS KNOW, by Connie Fletcher; NY:Villard Books, 1991, p.67)

Leading serial killers are ALL HOMOS!!!

Donald Harvey (37 murders), John Wayne Gacy (33 murders), Patrick Wayne Kearney (32 murders), Bruce Davis (28 murders), Dean Corli, Elmer Wayne Henley, David Owen Brooks (27 murders), Juan Corona (25 murders), Jeffrey Dahmer (17 murders), Stephen Kraft (16 murders), William Bonin (14 murders)… (New York Times / Associated Press article, 8-15-92)

MORTALITY AND MORBIDITY IN THE SODOMITE POPULATION:

6,737 obituaries from 18 U.S. homosexual journals over 13 years were compared to a large sample of obituaries from regular newspapers. The study found:

The median age of death of married men was 75 and 80% died old (>65 yrs.)

The median age of death for unmarried or divorced men was 57 and 32% of them died old.

The median age of death for married women was 79, and 60% of them died old.

However, the median age of death for QUEERS was the same nationwide:

Only 2% surviving to old age!

If AIDS was the cause of death, the median age was 39!

For the 829 HOMOS who died of something other than AIDS, the median age of death was 42 and only 9% died old!

The 163 lesbians had a median age of death of 44 and 20% died old!

They were 116 times more likely to be murdered, 24 times more apt to commit suicide, and had a traffic-accident death-rate 18 times the rate of comparably aged white males.

Heart attacks, cancer, and liver failure were exceptionally common.

18% of lesbians died of murder, suicide, or accident – a rate 456 times higher than that of white females aged 25-44!

The age distributions of samples of HOMOS in the scientific literature from 1858 to 1992 suggest a similarly shortened lifespan

III. HOMOS SPREAD DISEASE AND DEATH!

AIDS Statistics: AIDS kills over 30,000 Americans yearly. 65% of those fatal cases are SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED (mostly SODOMITES). Almost all of the others got it through shooting drugs with a SEX PERVERT or receiving a blood transfusion contaminated by a SEX PERVERT. Homosexuality is considered by medical professionals to be a a HIGH-RISK sexual activity and, in addition to AIDS, HOMOS are prone to catch hepatitus A, hepatitus B, herpes, gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, intestinal parasites, tuberculosis, and a host of other contagious diseases. Medical professionals who treat AIDS patients and those who room with AIDS patients are also at increased risk.

Rebuttal: “But aren’t heterosexual women the fastest growing segment of the population acquiring the AIDS virus.”

Answer: Yes. However, those who acquired HIV through heterosexual sex comprise only 8% of HIV cases, as opposed to 51% for HOMOS, 7% for HOMOS who are IV drug users, and 25% for other druggies. The increase in heterosexual transmission is related to an increase in bisexuality (their partners were HOMOS) and female sexually transmitted diseases. If a woman acquires an STD such as gonorrhea, chlamydia, or herpes, her natural defenses are broken down and her chance of acquiring the AIDS virus goes up over 300%! If all homo- and heterosexual fornicators would REPENT (STOP SINNING) and live by God’s laws, ALL STDs would end in one generation!!! God’s way is best!

IV. HOMOSEXUALS ARE CONDEMNED BY GOD!!!

The Bible says:

“If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an ABOMINATION: they shall surely be PUT TO DEATH….” (Leviticus 20:13)

“Thou shalt not lie with mankind as with womankind: it is ABOMINATION.” (Lev. 18:22)

“God gave them up unto VILE affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is AGAINST NATURE: and likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is UNSEEMLY (grossly improper)… they which commit such things are WORTHY OF DEATH….” (Romans 1:16-32)

“Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived… neither fornicators,… nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind (arsenokoites in the Greek, which means homosexuals)… shall not inherit the kingdom of God. And such WERE some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.” (I Corinthians 6:9-

11) YOU CAN BE AN EX-SODOMITE TOO, IN THE NAME OF THE LORD JESUS AND BY GOD’S SPIRIT!!!

Rebuttal: “Doesn’t the Old Testament ‘holiness code’ also condemn eating shellfish and pork, and it says you must wear a certain type of clothing, etc. If you are going to condemn homosexuality, you should also condemn these things! If these things are acceptable, then so is homosexuality!”

Answer: There are three types of laws in the “holiness code”: the moral law, the civil law, and the ceremonial law. Only the Jews were obligated to keep the ceremonial and civil laws (dietary laws, etc.). However, all people are obligated to keep the moral law, which is written upon their consciences. The moral law is taught by Jesus and His apostles in the New Testament. When they told people to REPENT OR PERISH (Luke 13:3), they were commanding them to STOP breaking God’s moral law. If you are not compliant with the moral law of God, which FORBIDS ALL LUST, including MASTUR-BATION AND HOMOSEXUALITY, you are headed for HELL!!! But if you REPENT and TRUST IN JESUS, who died for your sins, to save you and set you free, then you will be saved and set free by the power of God! He is not willing that any should perish, even SODOMITES, but that ALL should REPENT and find mercy for their crimes against God! No excuses! Call upon Jesus’ name NOW!!!”

My response :

I. HOMOSEXUALITY IS UNNATURAL AND ABNORMAL!
II. HOMOSEXUALITY IS A VIOLENT LIFESTYLE!
III. HOMOS SPREAD DISEASE AND DEATH!
IV. HOMOSEXUALS ARE CONDEMNED BY GOD!!!
Often we hear these sarcastic condemnations of homosexuality. God did make Adam and Eve as well as Adam and Steve, George and Barbara, Bill and Hillary, etc.. He made all people. He is the Creator of all, He is the great architect of the universe, and He made us perfect beings on HIS eyes.

Homosexuality came into being some time after the original creation – many things did: races, languages, countries, etc. History (secular and religious) is silent as to the origin of homosexuality, but it is clear that it dates back to early times. Also, homosexuality is not confined to humans, as it has been noted that many (if not all) species engage in such behavior.

A point of clarification needs to be made – the Bible is not a textbook on sex, nor should it be. The primary purpose of the Bible is the revelation of God’s plan for eternal salvation – everything else if it is not directly relevant to that end is secondary and at times ignored within its pages.

With that said let’s re-visit RACHEL’s “IV. HOMOSEXUALS ARE CONDEMNED BY GOD!!!”.

How many of you or people you know are left-handed? A minority – it is a biological variation, being right-handed is the “norm” and many lefties find that functioning in a right-handed world can be difficult. The early church actually shunned such people and attempted to force everyone to use their right hand as using one’s left was considered to be against God’s will and the work of Satan.

How about having red hair – do you know someone with that hair color? At one time that biological trait was considered a mark of Satan. Take skin color – many religions have throughout history taught that black skin was a curse of sinful behavior and to be despised. The list goes on and on.
Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is undoubtedly the most complex chemical known to man. Subtle changes within this genetic material can have “profound” effects on offspring; from hair, eye, skin color, height, weight, gender, sexual orientation, susceptibility to disease, mental capacity, etc… and yet with all those “profound” differences we are still people – so maybe those differences are not that profound at all.

To give one example of how complicated sexual identity is, let us look at the chicken. Periodically a male chicken, rooster, will be compelled to act like a hen (female chicken). He will try and “steal” a hen’s eggs so that he can care for them. Since most hen’s are protective of their eggs the rooster normally has to settle for nursing small rocks. In this case the rooster has clearly taken on the identity (at least in his mind) that he is a hen. A more astounding and definitive example is that of hens (female chickens). Hens have two sexual organs or gonads (like humans, where men have two testicles and women have two ovaries). The chicken’s right gonad is differentiated, meaning that it specifically has developed into an ovary and this is what the hen uses in sexual reproduction. Interestingly, the left gonad is non-differentiated and is not used unless the right gonad becomes damaged. If the right gonad becomes damaged, the left organ will change into either an ovary or a testes. Meaning that the hen may remain a hen or it will become a fully functioning male chicken, or rooster. These examples show that even physiologically sexual identity is vague.

To complicate matters, the definition of one’s sexual identity is based on four components: genetic (chromosomal), anatomic (physiologic), psychological (mental), and sociologic (cultural). Genetic refers to the chromosomal makeup of a person (how one is built on the inside). Anatomic is what does the person look like on the outside. Psychological refers to how one visualizes him/herself. Sociologic refers to how society refers to or visualizes that person.

From a genetic point of view there are a number (approx. 0.1% or 6,000,000) who are classified as inter-sex. Chromosomally (i.e. the types and quantities of hormones produced) their bodies behave like one gender and yet their exterior or anatomical aspect resembles the opposite gender. There are also true hermaphroditic humans. Scientifically, they are defined as having some functioning testicular tissue (male reproductive tissue) and some functioning ovarian tissue (female reproductive tissue). Relating this back to the ignorant statement “God didn’t create Adam and Steve”, exactly how should an inter-sex or hermaphroditic individual be classified: Adam, Eve, or Steve? And should it be suggested that he or she was not created by God. Once we recognize the complexity of determining one’s sexual identity, we become aware of the massive amount of diversity created by God.

We have the tendency to see differences much easier than similarities and tend to shun, fear, despise those differences instead of glorifying God’s creative diversity. So that we don’t feel like we are arbitrarily discriminating we tend to incorporate our dislikes into our religion and claim that we don’t judge or dislike these differences, but rather God does and we are just following His example.

God created us. He created DNA. He knew the diversity it would create and in the first chapter of Genesis he stated “It is good.” So yes, God created Adam and Steve. And it is good.

When the disciples asked Christ why God created people who are blind and was it because that person or his parents had sinned. John 9:3 “It is not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be made manifest in him.” God has created each of us so that the works of His can be made manifest in us. GLBT people are not accidents, errors, perverts, but rather chances for the works of God to be manifest.

So for you RIGHTEOUS RACHEL and all of YOU religious “whackjobs” who condemn everything you think is a “sin” – I hope that ONE day, you’ll pull your heads out of your asses and realize the error of your ways…

I’ll wait for the day when someone you love so dear turns out to be gay. Or how about praying that you be born again and be given the experience of being gay then tell me all your crappy ideas again?