This is a subject I can rant on for hours, but to first answer your question, it was never an issue for me. My little family has always been very supportive of each other, and all my siblings were taught that having a genetic connection wasn’t the same as family. Family are those people that stand with you and support you whenever and however they can.
Regarding the hater you’re dealing with, I would bet a couple years salary that they’ve never actually read the book they use to justify their hate, because I’ve never read anyplace where Jesus said anything about hating anyone. About a half dozen rulers brought all the different sect leaders together and had the bible re-written in 6 or 7 councils between 300 CE and 1400 CE. Before the first council ordered by the ruler in power, there were dozens of Christian sects and several hundred books used in their various holy books, and a lot of them contradicted others. Each time the current ruler in charge brought all the different sect leaders together to re-write books or completely eliminate them to reduce the number of contradictions and anything that made being a ruler harder. Each time the number of sects were reduced and more contradictory information was edited out, and it’s still going on today. The last major changes were made in 1604, by England’s King James I who ordered a new translation of the Bible aimed at settling more of thorny religious differences in his kingdom—and solidifying his own power. It’s interesting to note that his original version had 80 books, but today’s version only has 66. 5 of those books discussed the <span class=”JCzEY ZwRhJd”><span class=”CSkcDe”> Maccabees</span></span>, who were the most influential in the removal of God’s wife and counterpart, <span class=”ILfuVd” lang=”en”><span class=”hgKElc”>Asherah</span></span>, More coming about her later.
I also find it interesting that while the original Christians were essentially sects or spinoffs from Judaism and took much from them, they also ignored a lot. They took most of the Torah, but ignored the companion Talmud, which is 2000 years of scholars discussing their interpretation of the Torah. Among other things, the Talmud recognizes 8 different sexes but a lot of the editing also reflected the biases of the rulers in charge. For example, the section of Leviticus that is often used as an excuse to discriminate against homosexuality originally spoke against pedophilia, not adult sexual relationships.
But enough of that for a while. Let’s consider that the concept of a male god implies there is also a female counterpart. In this case her name was <span class=”ILfuVd” lang=”en”><span class=”hgKElc”>Asherah</span></span> and was originally the feminine balance and counterpart, equally powerful and once equally worshipped. <span class=”ILfuVd” lang=”en”><span class=”hgKElc”> Deuteronomy 12 has Yahweh commanding the destruction of her shrines so as to maintain purity of his worship and also reinforced a patriarchal control of the population, something that also helped consolidate the power</span></span> of the governments. There is a lot more to this story but lets move on to Adam.
Did you know that Eve was Adam’s second wife? His first wife was made a demon because ehe refused to do things of a sexual nature he wanted her to do. On the other hand, Eve is both a clone and transexual since she was created from Adam’s genetic material and then had her sex changed.