God Isn’t Homophobic

Isn’t it time we aren’t either?

I wouldn’t say God is homophobic. I wouldn’t say God even dislikes Gays. That’s attributing human characteristics to a force so great that the universe was created by it. 
I do think that God or Source is interested in preserving Good and Life, and what was going on at Soddom and Gomorah was becoming a nest for greed, sex without love, rape, lawlessness and a people who forgot what it means to be “good” to each other. We know because they wanted to have sex with the first new people to come into their town, clawing at the Angels like wolves…

It’s not just about the men being homosexual, it was about no real or pure love left in that city…only lust. There is a difference in one is selfish to satisfy the one person, and love is mutual. 

If two men honestly love each other for companionship reasons, I think God has bigger fish to fry in this world. 

How about the leaders whose ego and greed has created such chaos and destruction on this earth? How about men in charge of finance that have hoarded all the money to themselves by playing with the market and starting wars? 

Yes, then I think God will have much more guilty people to deal with on this world….than two men (or women) who truly want to be with eachother.

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Surah The Cave (al-Khaf’): Chapter 18 line 10-20

10. When the youths took shelter in the cave, they said, “Our Lord, give us mercy from Yourself, and bless our affair with guidance.”

11. Then We sealed their ears in the cave for a number of years.

12. Then We awakened them to know which of the two groups could better calculate the length of their stay.

13. We relate to you their story in truth. They were youths who believed in their Lord, and We increased them in guidance.

14. And We strengthened their hearts, when they stood up and said, “Our Lord is the Lord of the heavens and the earth; we will not call on any god besides Him, for then we would have spoken an outrage.”

15. “These people, our people, have taken to themselves gods other than Him. Why do they not bring a clear proof concerning them? Who, then, does greater wrong than he who invents lies and attributes them to God?”

16. “Now that you have withdrawn from them, and from what they worship besides God, take shelter in the cave. And your Lord will unfold His mercy for you, and will set your affair towards ease.”

17. You would have seen the sun, when it rose, veering away from their cave towards the right, and when it sets, moving away from them to the left, as they lay in the midst of the cave. That was one of God’s wonders. He whom God guides is truly guided; but he whom He misguides, for him you will find no directing friend.

18. You would think them awake, although they were asleep. And We turned them over to the right, and to the left, with their dog stretching its paws across the threshold. Had you looked at them, you would have turned away from them in flight, and been filled with fear of them.

19. Even so, We awakened them, so that they may ask one another. A speaker among them said, “How long have you stayed?” They said, “We have stayed a day, or part of a day.” They said, “Your Lord knows best how long you have stayed.” “Send one of you to the city, with this money of yours, and let him see which food is most suitable, and let him bring you some provision thereof. And let him be gentle, and let no one become aware of you.”

20. “If they discover you, they will stone you, or force you back into their religion; then you will never be saved.”

My Interpretation:

So the youths are in their states of slumber, and then they are awakened in order to retell the tell and judge on their ability to calculate and reason. This may give indication that besides good deeds, also learning how to become a thinking and reasoning soul is important for a muslim.

It seems that these youths in their states of sleep gained insight from the astral journeys and now will become the Signs or messengers for their nation and people. This must be a nation were they were pagans and had many different gods and confusing belief structures.

These men in the cave were asleep but in a state of active dreaming and their bodies seemed to be moving around. It would scare onlookers concerned, but these men were safe and traveling in their dreams to some realms unseen. I like how it talks about their dog being guard at the door of the cave. No doubt in my mind after owning a dog now do I know for a fact dogs were created to be man’s best friend and protector.

In line 18 you learn that these youths escaped their village from being forced into a religion they did not believe in and now they could send one of them back to the village to tell the people of what happened with full confirmation in their souls they were on the right path in not believing in many gods, but now just One unifying force.

Surah The Cave (al-Khaf’): Chapter 18 line 1-10

In the name of God, the Gracious, the Merciful.

1. Praise be to God, who revealed the Book to His servant, and allowed in it no distortion.

2. Valuable—to warn of severe punishment from Himself; and to deliver good news to the believers who do righteous deeds, that they will have an excellent reward.

3. In which they will abide forever.

4. And to warn those who say, “God has begotten a son.”

5. They have no knowledge of this, nor did their forefathers. Grave is the word that comes out of their mouths. They say nothing but a lie.

6. Perhaps you may destroy yourself with grief, chasing after them, if they do not believe in this information.

7. We made what is upon the earth an ornament for it, to test them as to which of them is best in conduct.

8. And We will turn what is on it into barren waste.

9. Did you know that the People of the Cave and the Inscription were of Our wondrous signs?

10. When the youths took shelter in the cave, they said, “Our Lord, give us mercy from Yourself, and bless our affair with guidance.”

My Interpretation: 

Very powerful start to this new message to Muhammad. Here Gabriel reveals the message from God in an untainted form that has no distortion. It holds the key to passing this life over obstacles set in place and gives hope to those downtrodden in life. When Muhammad revealed these messages, he brought a healing upon his people that can not even be described. They were suffering. Persecuted and tortured by the Mecca leaders that believed in the 300 gods and goddesses and forced this on their people. It pained many of the muslims who were awakening to believing in One unifying force of the entire universe. So the revelations were indeed a glad tiding and news to those suffering on earth.

Line 4 is VERY important and defines Islam as the monotheistic path. Here you see that Muhammad is learning of the state of God. God is no longer a deity with two arms and legs floating on a cloud, having children as the Greeks & Romans and many other Pagans created. No this was a single unifying force that was not a personality nor a being. Here Muhammad is learning the truth of why Allah is everywhere and everything all at once. As complex as this idea is, Muhammad was able to receive this revelation and take it to heart. Much as I am many other muslims do.

It is important to know, that this de-personifying of God was an important movement in the direction of unity for mankind. If God was no longer a God “father being” on a cloud, then God becomes more immense and infinite that sits above space and time. Here the idea of consciousness and Life starts to become more connected to humans and therefore brings a unity to all other beings in the entire universe. Too many years have paganism divided nations amongst other nations, and now it was time to see we are ALL equal under the eyes of God and God manifests matter, not little god babies to worship.

Line 6 is where you see the compassion from Gabriel, as the Messenger from God, you see Gabriel sees that Muhammad will teach this idea but not to destroy himself in doing so when others will not listen. Like the Catholics who have taken on Jesus as a Roman deity, Sun or Son God, after Constantine took over the Christian religion in Europe. This is why it is so hard for Catholics today to accept other religions as truth. Some do and became great friends with Muhammad as we know from historical documents. Some do not, as we know as well from histories Crusades.

Everything on earth was created for a beautiful purpose and a reason. Nature is here as a reflection to see who treats it best and replenishes it as charity. Treating nature kindly and the earth well is also a test to determine which souls are truly Good energy. This is why taking care of the earth is so important. It is tied to the human soul even if they do not see it. One day, Earth will turn into a barren waste, but in the meantime it is here to look after and take care of.

The people of the Cave and the Inscription within the caves, are Signs from Allah. The boys went into a cave to hide and they were able to stay there for many years unharmed and unbothered by the outside with their senses. This is very mysterious and here is one of those verses that talk about otherwordly technology or an event that took place unseen. The youths were put into a state of rest for many years, much like Rip Van Winkle. They may have entered another space time dimension inside of the cave, it is had to say and is not the moral of the story anyways…