What do you think should happen if they revealed to the world tomorrow, they have found the key to the door?
I can answer this for myself, though it's not from a perspective I think anyone else would find very useful.
Speaking only for me, I would hope one day that a conclusive genetic study of this kind, might help to close the door once and for all on the natural
vs sinful debate. Nature/nurture debates I am not so worried about and as I have already written here, science proof or no, pressure to conform or no,
I will not change my view of love and freedom to suit religious or even scientific ideology.
I just feel it is a lack of what most people would consider 'authoritative' confirmation by science and the ambiguous nature of homosexual origins
philosophically, that has allowed religious ideologues to use ' absence of evidence of a natural derivative = absence of presence of
' arguments to justify wholesale murder, oppression and discrimination against people who are gay on 'moral' grounds.
In hope that science can somehow start the process of removing this moral justification for abuse, I think I am naively hoping the ground that
supports these groups who commit these actions, will somehow magically crumble and room for reason might follow. I know
it is altruistic and
idealistic to think that way; that a determination in favor of a natural basis to homosexual behavior, rather than a moral ( immoral in this case)
basis for behavior will somehow make such a big difference, but to me, it matters very much that these groups dont have this ground beneath them
anymore, or at least, don't have the moral ground all to themselves.
Even if these groups don't change their views, views they are entitled as free beings to have, it may work to bring a halt to their actions or
strengthen laws to stop them acting on them. Even more though, *I* will know, inside me, I will know 'for sure' that I didn't' cause' this to be or
think it up somehow. In a sense I will have a new tool to silence that non local voice that says what I feel and think is wrong and evil and so,
maybe I might know as most other people get to know in their life, that how I relate to the world, what and why I desire as I do, is really just how
I am meant to be, that it really isn't some product of a diseased mind, spirit or soul. Its just 'how it is'. While for the most part I do do this
now, as much as you try to stop it, that ideologue stuff sinks in really deep into psyche, despotically so, and surfaces regurgitated as my own voice
within, regardless of what I would choose to think or want to to the contrary...this 'morally justified' perceptive on abuse is all I have heard since
As I had been groomed and conditioned to believe these things, all my life part of me has carried just those opinions ( that aren't mine ) forward and
I have thought and felt since childhood that something was inherently *wrong* with me, that somehow it was *me* who had the problem. It has only been
a very few years that I've been brave enough to even contemplate lifting this oppression, let alone striking the root of it, being too
psychologically imprisoned despite my intellectuality and rebelliousness to just allow myself to begin to *think* about the fact it might not be me
who has the issue here. " Really really. "
I have learned enough from studies of Israel/Palestine to know that it isn't the absence of a conscience or morals that enables you to switch off and
compartmentalize your actual morality from the actions say, of killing a kid. More it is the perspective
you embrace, or are conditioned or
forced to embrace, that gives you permission, that allows you to do what you know deep inside isn't a moral act and is otherwise unconscionable,
sometimes even to yourself. So here is where I feel a definitive statement from science can really help, in that it has the capacity to begin setting
down an authentic foundation for a new and more inclusive perspective on what we view as 'natural' once and for all.
There is really was no self help written yet for the kind of internal psychological crisis that happened to me growing up or does still affect many
people whether or not they have any belief or faith in a power greater than themselves. No matter what I have believed, or ever told myself, there was
always this space in my head conditioned by the necrotic words of others, that meant I have constantly expended enormous amounts of energy just
staving off depression and constantly firefighting against thoughts and fears and doubt; the voices of media of the religious and everyday people and
even my own family, a collective swarm of bigotry constantly picking away at self esteem, constantly tapping, leaving me always questioning in the
background, are they right? Am I evil? Am I 'bad' ? Should I exist?
Even having a scientific mind, and a spiritual body, having reason on board and loads of self esteem, it's still just there..this 'voice of the
perspective of the world' type of thing that constantly threatens to invalidate every thing about how you are, not just who you are...it's a torturous
pressure to live under, even without any active external abuse, it is oppressive and abusing in itself, it has its own life. So even knowing in my
heart that science's lack of explanation is just being used to justify abuses and seeing these views are flawed and hypocritical, I still cant silence
the...'what if'. Its like a hidden constantly morphing self doubt on steroids...and so corrosive.
I know science should retain its objectivity and technically doesn't have any power to actually determine peoples morality in an active sense in of
itself, but I do know our use of it can and often does do just this. Both good and bad moral examples based on the use or misuse of science exist out
there shaping opinions every day on lots of issues. Right now on this issue, only the misappropriation or misuse of science is being seen and heard.
Science exists for everyone and that includes me and I know it's probably unhealthy to look to science for this type of approval and ammunition. I
'should' be able to just approve of myself and have this as 'enough'...as if it were that simple...and if I was just dealing with my own inner self
doubt that might be even possible. I'm not though, I am facing off with the collective mind twitter of a hypocritical fearing world, every day.
Even if they did find absolute genetic presence, I know there would still be arguments about morality, but what is important to me, is that the
opportunity would exist authentically, in our collective social world, to bring the other side of the picture fully into the equation and firmly into
the debate. As a 'fact' to despoil bigots, I personally as a human would have what I feel I still need within to stand up for and to myself once and
for all. Right now all I have is a growing body of evidence, that is too easily shot down so I need more from science on this, even if it comes out
against' my perspective and moral position. I just 'need to know' once and for all.
I dont know if this position will make sense out of my head but I write it anyway..with no apology if it offends...its just one human to other humans
and I dont want debate religion either this is just my pov and this is a moral parity issue for me not about undermining religion at all.
on 17-2-2014 by Rosha because: (no reason given)