Christian BoyLove Forum #65997
It's the sound of rocks being thrown at you by that list of people whom you claim as supporters of your view that we can ignore what the Christian tradition says about intergenerational sexual relationships. ;)
Your mistake is to interpret my use of scripture as 'fundamentalist' and therefore assume that I'm out of line with their use of it. If you actually read how the Patristic fathers use scriptures, or even the use of it by the writers of the New Testament, you will find it's similar to mine. When Jesus condemns divorce, he's quoting Genesis as his authority. I've recently being reading Justin Martyr (d.150) 'Dialogue with Trypho' where his use of scripture makes me seem like a rabid liberal. e.g:
and the following chapter.
Incidentally, I was irritated by your bringing the gay issue into the debate; I'd carefully avoided that, focusing on the issue of man child sexual relationships and following the line of argument that Jesus offers to reject divorce to draw a similar conclusion about such sexual activity. At some point we have to take the recorded views of Jesus as authoritative; otherwise we are at sea with no guide as to what is true. AFAICS, his condemnation of divorce delegitimises adult child sexual relationships. Do you disagree? If so, why?