Thomas D Williams, PhD: In 2019, the German Catholic bishops' conference issued a statement declaring homosexuality to be just as "normal" as heterosexuality while adding that adultery can no longer be considered a "serious sin."
Both the homosexual and heterosexual orientation "belong to the normal forms of a sexual predisposition that cannot and should not be changed by any specific socialization," the bishops' communiqué stated.
Ron: Homosexuality is not normal. If it was normal humanity on this planet would have ceased to exist because human communities would fail to reproduce themselves. The differentiation in biological sex is essential to enable continuation of human life and societies. Similarly, heterosexuality is necessary to properly exercise that sexual predisposition, ie the ability, of males and females to reproduce humans and thus continue human society.
Biological sex is determined at conception and is immutable, ie, it is NOT an 'orientation' because orientations are variable and result from socialisation.
Also, male homosexual practices are not normal in that anal intercourse is physically, psychologically and spiritually detrimental for those practicising them.
Adultery is also harmful to society and for individuals who engage in it. It breaches the bond between partners in families and that is detrimental for children in families where it occurs. However, labelling adultery as a 'serious sin' is misleading in that that label gives it a pejorative religious connotation when it merely evidences mistaken spiritual and psychological attitudes and physical practices by immature individuals.
The statement that homosexual and heterosexual orientations 'belong to the normal forms of a sexual predisposition' conflates contrary realities. Arguably a sexual 'predisposition' stems from the individual's biological sex determined at conception and apparent at birth; whereas an 'orientation' is created by socialisation after birth. Only biological females can conceive and give birth to offspring. That is a predisposition not an orientation.
It is a contradiction to assume that a predisposition is an orientation. And claiming that a socialisation process that results in a homosexual orientation is actually a predisposition is special pleading.
Thomas D Williams PhD: In open opposition to the Vatican, the German Church has partnered with the Central Committee of German Catholics, "a lay group that has demanded the ordination of women, an end to clerical celibacy, the blessing of same-sex unions by the Church and rethinking of all Catholic teachings on sexuality," they stated.
Ron: Arguably the real evolvement Western Christian civilisation achieved over the last two millennia has not been achieved due to the Christian religion as such but as a result of the retention of the true legacy of Christ Jesus' divine teaching about the need to love Neighbour (everyone and everything), AS Self (one needs to learn to accept and love self) FOR the love of God (ALL that is.).The remnant populations retaining and promulgating this true Christian spiritual legacy have been Caucasian Shemite peoples descendants of the Israelites removed from Palestine around the 7th Century BC.
Arguably, as this latest initiative by these Catholic German bishops evidences, the existence of the Christian religion, established by Pharisees to distort and corrupt the divine teachings of Christ Jesus and further corrupted by Roman emperors for the societal control purposes, has been a palpable, though concealed. In particular the Pharisees removed the crucial "Good News"about the reality of reincarnation and the fact that, like Jesus, EVERY ensouled human being (Higher Universal man ie, HUman) is an only begotten (ie unique) and sovereign son or daughter of the Creator. Why? Because each HUman is indwelt by a fragment of Creator consciousness. For some discussion of these issues see eg:Judaism and Christianity - Two Thousand Years of Lies - 60 Years of State Terrorism http://abundanthope.net/pages/Political_Information_43/Judaism-and-Christianity---Two-Thousand-Years-of-Lies---60-Years-of-State-Terrorism.shtml
CREATOR GOD ATON/HATONN: THE TORAH vs. THE TALMUD - http://abundanthope.net/pages/Political_Information_43/CREATOR-GOD-ATON-HATONN-THE-TORAH-vs-THE-TALMUD.shtml
THE PHOENIX LIBERATOR, November 1991, Volume 17, Number 4, 11/6/91 #1 HATONN, Page 22-24. www.phoenixarchives.com/liberator/1991/1191/17-04.pdf
The Queensferry Speech - http://abundanthope.net/pages/Human_Animal_Rights_104/The-Queensferry-Speech.shtml
These essential truths that constituted Jesus' "Good News" were deleted in order to promulgate the idea that HUmans are dependant suppliants, unable to seek salvation, ie the evolvement of higher consciousness, through their own thought and action; and who therefore required Jesus to "save" them. This infantilises all who believe it and paves the way for the Christian religion to peddle fear of death and Hell.
The false doctrine that Jesus came to save humanity here by sacrificing himself is a LIE which deceives and infantilises all who believe it. It also enabled the controllers of the Christian religion to promulgate the fear inducing LIE that "sinners" ie those who don't accept and live in accordance with the dogmas and dictates of the Christian religious hierarchy (in this case the German bishops), will be damned to eternal torment in HELL. The truth is that there is NO Hell except the misery we may inflict on ourselves and each other during our incarnations. Every HUman will eventually learn to love God and neighbour with his/her whole heart and soul and journey to paradise to meet with the Creator, unless s/he makes a conscious choice to refuse to continue the eternal journey. Such decisions are honoured.
In fact, the real spiritual and civilisational evolvement Western Christian civilisation has achieved over the last two millennia has not been achieved due to the Christian religion as such but as a result of the retention of the true spiritual legacy of Christ Jesus' divine teaching about the need to love Neighbour (everyone and everything), AS Self (one needs to learn to accept and love self) FOR the love of God (ALL that is.).
Arguably 'Christian universalism' was introduced by Emperor Constantine and reinforced by subsquent Roman emperors and temporal rulers to reinforce their temporal power and control. Despite that, the truth that every ensouled HUman is a sovereign individual indwelt by a fragment of Creator consciousness embued many individuals in the European Christian culture that evolved in Europe after the collapse of the Roman empire. That impetus towards higher consciousness created a sense of personal individuality and sovereignty not present in tribal and other cultures not influenced by awareness of Jesus' divine revelations.
Over a period of many centuries that sense of individual uniqueness, sovereignty and separateness from the collective gave rise to genuine awareness of personal responsibility and initiative. Those qualities enabled Western Christendom to become highly creative, adaptive and self confident. See eg my comments in: How the Catholic Church Created Our Liberal World - http://abundanthope.net/pages/Political_Information_43/How-the-Catholic-Church-Created-Our-Liberal-World.shtml
The Pharises used the Christian religion in combination with usury and denatured food to destroy the Roman Empire. Ever since achieving that, the demonically controlled Talmudists (ie the Pharisees and the Khazarian dominated neo-Pharisees who say they are Jews but are not) have plotted to do the same thing to the Israelite derived Anglo-Euro populations, using the Christian religion as a Trojan Horse for the purpose, together with usury, denatured food, poisonous medical treatments and warfare etc. See eg: Ezra Pound's formula for preventing Jewish conquest from within -- peaceful methods derived from the Byzantine Empire - http://abundanthope.net/pages/Political_Information_43/Ezra_Pound_s_formula_for_preventing_Jewish_conques_4333.shtml
The Talmudists have spearheaded their assault on humanity using usury, the Inquisition, the Jesuits and promulgation of endless division, conquest and warfare.Today, Bolshevik Communism and cultural Marxism have largely succeeded in demonically enslaving our world. In particular, Christian, Capitalist and Communist mind control methodologies combined with cultural Marxism's insane racist, gender bending LGBTQist dogmas are causing sane societies to commit spiritual, intellectual, psychological, cultural and racial suicide. This German bishop's exercise in rhetorical subterfuge is just the latest example.
The Talmudists' current puppet Pope Francis and his intention and efforts to create a Talmudic global religion and segue the Catholic Church into it are obvious. A major mission of Abundant Hope is to change the face of religion by introducing a truly spiritual personal dimension in which humans on this planet learn the truth about life, the universe and everything. In truth, EACH HUman needs to personally forge a spiritual relationship with the Creator via his/her indwelling fragment of Creator consciousness.
Christ Michael Aton, the creator of this planet and local universe, declared the establishment of his Millennial Reign on Gaia on 5 Februsaty 2019. The Christian religion and all current religions will be superceded by real spirituality and practice after the coming planetary Magnetic Reversal and Stand Still. So be it.