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Sixth Dialogue of Zhi-Guan

Zhi-Guan was sat taking afternoon tea when Tian-Zhu came towards him, a look of concern etched into his features.

Tian-Zhu: “Zhi-Guan my apologies for disrupting your quiet meditations but I seek your advice. See man is increasingly being cirrupted by the sin of homosexuality. How can I show them the error of their ways and deliver them into God’s forgiving light?”

Lowering his cup Zhi-Guan answered

Zhi-Guan: “Perhaps it is not them who are at error my friend.”

Tain-Zhu: “How can you say this Zhi-Guan‽ God did not allow for such sin in his design.”

Taking another sip of tea Zhi-Guan pondered momentarily

Zhi-Guan: “This god of yours is he perfect?”

Tian-Zhu: “Yes. Of course”

Zhi-Guan: “So in being perfect he must be infalliable?”

Tian-Zhu: “That would follow so.”

Zhi-Guan: “And this god is it the ultimate creator, the first cause of all? Heavens and Earth? Man and beast? Flora and fauna?”

Tian-Zhu: “That is true. Why do you ask of me such simple truths?”

Zhi-Guan: “If what you say about your god is true my friend then your god purposefully designed some of his creations to be, corrupted as you say, by homosexuality. Unless that is you now deny his infalliablity and in doing so his perfection.”

Tian-Zhu: “That is unfair of you Zhi-Guan for you know as a devout disciple of the Lord I cannot deny him those attributes.”

Zhi-Guan: “My apologies it was not intent to bully you in such way. Let us perhaps take a new angle. A perfect god devises, as you say, ‘creations plagued by sin’ then it would seem this was done for a reason.”

Tian-Zhu: “I cannot think of such a reason.”

Zhi-Guan: “No? Fortunatly I can my friend. This god wants you to strive for moral goodness, a purity of soul, right?”

Tian-Zhu: “Correct.”

Zhi-Guan: “So to help instill moral goodness your god promises a seat within the heavens. A little encouragement to get man to freely choose moral goodness. But what of those who freely choose not to despite his encouragement.”

Tian-Zhu: “The lakes of sulphur await them in the afterlife.”

Zhi-Guan: “So there is a punishment of which to be feared?”

Tian-Zhu: “Exactly.”

Zhi-Guan: “Thus we have a potential reason. Your god throws in a small amount of sin to be punished by means of example for those not willing to follow moral goodness despite the encouragement they are given via reward. Therefore homosexuals are a deliberate part of god’s design, they are the rod where the promise of heaven is the carrot.”

Tian-Zhu: “If that be true then how can homosexuals ever reach heaven? There must be some way to save their souls from the sulphurous lakes”

Zhi-Guan: “If god created them as a means to push others towards the rightous path then he must have also set aside a place for them since they are not sinners by choice but sinners by his own design. Besides does your religion not preach repentence, forgiveness and absolution?”

Tian-Zhu: “True. It would seem that once again you have bested me old friend. I shall take my leave now so may get back to enjoying your tea, I do hope I have not taken so much of your time that has now turned cold. Until the next time we meet God be with you.”

Zhi-Guan: “Likewise Tian-Zhu.”

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