I frequently read huffpo and Andrew Sullivan's Blogger and there was a discussion on the popes sexuality suggesting he could be gay. Of course the comments on such sites that explode from people following competing religions sick as from unreasonable illogical theists atheists claiming hypocrisy on these unfounded claims.
As an atheist myself I think of morals and religion as well as culture in a purely logical pragmatic faction from a perfectly reasonable point of view. These people here however were claiming, as if these unfounded claims were true, that the pope is a hypocrite. My question is.... Is he?
For a short period of time I studied world religions in college and there was never any logical conclusion from the Bible or catholicism that being gay is a sin. The sin is the act, not the thought. The physical act of laying with a man. If the pope is celibate, unless you want to continue the further evidence absent discussion and say he isn't go elsewhere, then if he is attracted to men or not is simply a strawman. Is the official church stance that thought is un catholic or, as I assume, the act? If it is the act then the pope can be gay and any claim of hypocrisy is completely unreasonable, illogical, un pragmatic, and as a result anti-atheistic and you are simply a theist trying to attack opposing religions. On the other hand if thought crime is the official position then these commentators are perfectly reasonable, though not because we are absent a modicum of evidence aside from the wet dreams of theist atheists.
I want to know the reasonable logical straw man free point of view on the hypothetical if the pope was gay, in thought not action, would he be against church teachings. In summary my thought is no because action, not thought, is considered a sin by that particular church. Correct me if I am wrong.
If there is any real evidence coming from logical procees that the pope is gay please post it otherwise that unreasonable fantasy position is nearly religious minded rhetoric and has no place in this thread.