posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 02:10 PM
I would like to start this thread with a admission: I think homosexuality is wrong.
By wrong, I mean "incoherent", and by "incoherent", I mean "does not cohere". To what, then, does homosexuality "not cohere to"? What I
perceive to be the "metaphysical pattern" expressed in the creative dynamism of nature.
Mind, Matter, right, left, up, down, good, evil, sun, moon, day, night, life, death, male and female.
Does any of that have deeper meaning? Or is this just the Human penchant (or the brains penchant) for noticing patterns and projecting significance
People are more Important than Metaphysics
I don't think any sane person - and by sane, I mean, aware of how they work, and seek to relate that knowledge with care to their relations with
Others - could deny that Human beings are more important than metaphysical commitments.
I make this statement not just because it is intuitively plausible, but because evolutionarily speaking, our brain primarily evolved via the
activating presence of the Human Other, and so produced an excited phenomenology (feeling good). Thus, wouldn't it be retarded to hack away at
the very source of your capacity to feel good i.e. to hurt, disrespect, or dishonor, a Human Other?
So "the metaphysics" of this moral situation being described puts the real-life needs of the Human being ahead of abstract reflection upon the natue
of reality. Because of this, I am a libertarian, and so, do not wish to coerce or press upon other people anything they themselves do not wish to
This supremely sane way of thinking is a corollary of a realistic understanding of Human vulnerabilities, and so, seeks to honor that reality
by not destabilizing Human relations by provoking Others into defending their views, leading you to defend yours, and so mindlessly throw the Human
collective into a feedback loop that operates as a system dynamic upon the individual units.
So whats my issue?
I feel as if its completely natural - coherent - for the physical mind and body of the Human to be responsive i.e. to be "activated" into a state of
awesome wonder, and to actually enforce upon itself the recognition of a need to restrain itself from some forms of action.
I fantasized earlier this:
Someone asks me:
"are you disturbed by those feelings"?
And honestly, I answer, "yes".
"Why are you disturbed"?, my interlocutor asks
"Because it doesn't seem like its right", I answer.
Ultimately, it dawns upon me that the issue is feelings, and how we respond, or admit into our being, the execution and elaboration of certain
Is it wrong to suppress or restrain feelings? Surely, this can't be the core of the argument, otherwise we'd need to criticize the hundreds of times
a day we need to restrain a feeling we have lest we hurt another and bring needless stress into our lives. We restrain and inhibit all the time - and
it's necessary, because the "floating of our thoughts" goes every which way, literally, to as far as our brain-minds can be probabilistically
activated into imagining. If I had the thought of ripping someones head off, would I be a "prude" not to do it? Or, simply, a mature and self-aware
Human, disturbed by this thought, but only "somewhat" because I know I would never do it. My knowledge of my self "dilutes" the thought. But
indeed, if I saw myself genuinely able to do such a thing, my conscience would trigger a "collapsed heart beat", i.e. an anxiety attack would ensue,
because I do not want to hurt another person.
Why does insanity scare us? Because like all creatures on this planet - and presumably, throughout the universe - matter is intrinsically inclined to
"relax" the stresses moving through the system, and so, it compels the organism to perceive coherently - i.e. to correlate knowledge with immediate
Homosexuality of course, will not inevitably produce evil people. The vast majority of homosexuals are homosexual because of a life-time of biological
conditioning, and, not being offered by society any way to process these energies, come to experience their condition as "genetic" and "intrinsic"
to what they are, as opposed to a state of being to which their biology is currently attracted.
In any case, I can of course conceive different points of view, the most popular and sophisticated of which derives from a "spiritual gnosis" - or
knowledge - that has as an implication of its perspective a sort of "nullifying" influence on the expressed world.
I do not wish to analyze such a view point (although I know many readers may have that view point), but only wish to say that there is nothing evil,
at all, in wishing to honor your sense of metaphysical reality, just as, for instance, any normal and sane human being would seek to honor the person
they're speaking with, and not insult them.
This then leads to a final issue: what if my commitment to a metaphysical view that contradicts that of another, disturbs them? Now, the
disturbance isn't simply in me, but in how they experience their own actions and beliefs against a viewpoint that disavows its coherency.
If tolerance is tolerance, should it not be a tolerance with a bit of sophistication? If homosexuality legitimately compels reflective thinkers to
"honor" physical realities insinuations: in the creative capacity emerging in the coming together of opposites (X and Y chromosomes), is it not
possible for our Humanhood to maintain its priority in our relations, leaving our private metaphysical views to have power in our own personal
This issue is a subtle issue that every mind has an impulse to pre-conceive. If you already agree with this general orientation, you're likely to
appreciate the nature of my argument. Conversely, if you are committed to the absolute moral legitimacy of homosexuality, you make that assertion
without reference to how the Human is epistemologically motivated to conceive a metaphysics, and so, simply wish that everyone could see things as
"clearly" as you do, without considering the objective elements that entrain our awareness.
All in all, homosexuality is not evil and will not perforce create badness in society. The only thing which promotes badness is an egotistical
self-absorption that fails to relate to the Other with respect and care.