Originally posted by The_Modulus
1) Two men=no offspring=no human race=not natural.
2) Two women=(same as above)
nat·u·ral (năch'ər-əl, năch'rəl) pronunciation
1. Present in or produced by nature: a natural pearl.
Sorry, but, especially in the more advanced mammals, homosexual/bisexual tendencies are commonplace in nature
. This stuff isn't a product of
mankind, or Satan, or the Boogey Man or what-have-you, but is practiced diversely throughout species all over the world. Leave it to humans, though,
with their righteous religious institutions, to tell you what's really
right, despite what God is having those two gay penguins do over
More on homosexuality, etc. in nature
And actually, until the rise of Christian doctrine to promote otherwise, bisexuality has been the norm. Look back to the Greeks, who went guy-on-guy
from early times, through Socrates' bisexuality, to Athens' bisexual conqueror Alexander the Great. Even Caesar. Look back to the ancient
Hindus/whoever it was in the India-region that practiced homosexual fellatio as if it were as natural as any other aspect of human sexuality. Despite
the Quran, ancient Arabia also widely practiced bisexuality. In fact, in the ancient world in general, as long as one had children, it mattered little
who else they enjoyed spending 'special' time with. I find it hard to believe that any
two consenting individuals sharing such feelings or
activities could be 'wrong' or 'unnatural' or 'immoral'.
Christianity's hostility towards homosexuality seems to stem back to the Old Testament, where, in the same book that it is declared that any child
that sasses their parent even once should be stoned to death, it is also stated that two men should not lay together. And from this, we now have
today's situation. Allegedly this country boasts a freedom of religion, ie no religion endorsed by the state and totally open to individual
interpretation, and therefore religious practices and ceremonies are similarly free. In practice, this is hardly the case at all, as I'm sure we all
Personally, I see little good in any
organized religion, especially when it promotes not improving one's self in any universally moral way,
but instead focusing anger and even hatred upon those who differ, even when it has absolutely no bearing on anyone other than those who practice
Christians, if you don't like homosexuals, please cry to yourself or something instead of constantly denouncing them as 'lost' according to
your old book, or even violently physically assaulting them
, etc., because it's none of your business what these people do!
they want to get married, a religious practice, I say get out their way and let them do it. Our state endorses no particular brand of religion here
(or isn't supposed to).
It's not hurting anyone, and personally..
I would keep my mouth shut in regards to whether or not I believe everyone should follow such a book as the Bible until I could produce some evidence
of some of these historical artifacts and fairy tale characters and places like Heaven and Hell and Satan and the Boogey Man. And then maybe you
should take it a step further and prove
that homosexuality is wrong before judging anyone or telling them what they can or cannot do. Masses of
people have tendencies to help justify their beliefs simply with the fact that so many other, similar people believe the same things. And that is why
the world was flat for so long. Don't be so arrogant as to assert such beliefs in a way that inhibits the freedom of others! You can't know
that you're right, no matter how much "faith" you can muster, so please do every thinking person on this planet a favor and let us think for
Basically, what I'm asking is please get off these people's backs. I see nothing wrong with homosexuals, and do not discriminate, and would
certainly send no one to burn for all eternity for anything
(even though this was a translational error anyway), and I find it hard to believe
that any truly loving God would behave any differently. At any rate I'm certainly no God, and yet apparently I'm more loving and considerate of
others than the one most Christians today envision. If it's really in the nature God to discriminate and judge such people, or even murder them
because of these differences, then I flip God the bird, and let him do with me what he will, because this universe must be a sick creation anyway.
I hope I don't offend anyone any more than it would take to get some critical thinking going on here. It just disturbs me when masses of people are
driven by certain institutions to think negatively of others for no just reason. We've seen enough examples of this even since the 1940s. People need
to think for themselves
[edit on 6-10-2005 by bsbray11]