I want everyone’s honest opinion on this: Can you believe in God and gay marriage? Because frankly, I do.
I actually started straying away, from organized religion at least, while I was still in high school. Then in my senior year, I learned about the Deists in the 18th century. This actually revitalized my belief in God. (I also learned one of my teachers, a rather conservative man, was also inspired by the tenets of Deism.)
Then some time later, I read this interesting article in the American Academic Encyclopedia (–correct name?) that said God is known a number of ways, including philosophically, interestingly enough. Although, it went on to say, philosophy paints the picture of a rather impersonal God, unconcerned about humanity, ironically.
Also, I should tell you, about 20 years ago, I bought this book by this Unitarian minister, God and Other Famous Liberals. Here’s the Amazon listing.
I guess I am asking you all, is it still possible? To be a liberal, to support gay marriage, and still believe in God? Because most people who call themselves Christian today would say definitely not.
I guess I am also asking you to enlighten me about other ways to know God, other than the ways I just mentioned that is. I assume GD is the proper place for this debate.
Oh, and BTW, I should tell you all, I am still rather drawn to the philosophical theory of natural law. It just seems to me morality, like anything else in the universe, is written into the fabric of the universe. Why the heck not?
I know I heard many ultra-conservatives on the Supreme Court are natural law theorists, which is rather troubling. What is their definition of natural law? Cause I know the Supreme Court in the past talked about the right to privacy as being older than the Constitution itself. But I assume original intent jurists do not construe it that way.
Thank you in advance to all who reply:).