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Here's 34th Street Magazine's "Toast" to dear old Penn: I believe in God. Just hear me out.

Last week, a preacher was protesting gays in the most hateful and aggressive way right in the center of our campus. I was horrified and ashamed. The biblical rules against homosexuality have always been one of the core problems I have had with my faith.

I have never been able to reconcile a God who could hate love with a God who is supposed to be the incarnation of love. But I could never understand why.

Other Christian friends tell me that gays are sinning, but their sin is no more wrong than lying or cheating or being selfish, which we all do. My friends say we have to love them anyway, just as we love other sinners, just as we still love ourselves.

I hate this position the most. Why, I ask over and over. Why is it a sin to love someone? Then we have to excuse them, as if we are being God. Take the Penn Face off. I could never believe in a God who condemns innocent people. I partially agree, but if we ignore some laws, why is this the one people try to hold on to? There are lots of things I "I ll be honest homosexuality in christianity" never reconcile with my faith.

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I will never understand why good people go to hell, why God allows suffering in the world, why people who follow Him can still find acres of misery and trouble. I still believe in Him anyway. As much as intellectuals try to make religion about reason and logic, faith — at some point — boils down to emotion and intuition.

I believe in God because when I see the intricacy of the world, the way fates and lives can intertwine, I believe that none of it could have happened by chance. All our religious answers are just sophistry.

The ambiguity of faith is intentional and necessary, just as ambiguity is necessary in any relationship. Why do I love this person, even though sometimes they disappoint me?

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Some of us struggle with your same doubts about our faith. Her email address is chanamy sas. Dear Penn Stay plugged into Penn with this daily newsletter rounding up all of the top headlines from across The Daily Pennsylvanian, Inc. The Weekly Roundup The week's top stories from The DP and beyond, meticulously curated for parents and alumni, and delivered into your inboxes every Sunday morning.

Print Edition of The Daily Pennsylvanian Get our beautiful print editions delivered to your doorsteps every week. Amy Chan If God is love, what is homosexuality?

Chances Are My struggle with religion, morality, and identity. The Bible says lots of crazy things — I'll be the first to admit that. If I'm being honest, I believe in God because at the times when I struggled.

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