Posted 22 December 2006 - 11:12 PM
Fine, lets get off of what the Bibles says about this issue and get to the more discussion-worthy topic...Does one choose to be homosexual? My idea, without being homosexual, not dong much research, but being friends with a number who are gay...Not a conscious choice at all. Why would someone choose to be gay in our society. It's almost the equivalent of during you're adolescence deciding it would be worthwile to chop off both your legs. I also DO NOT believe there is a 'homo' gene that can be passed on. Essentially, many factors come in to play that affect the way we turn out, whether it be our favorite color, or someone becoming a serial killer. Factors such as upbrining, environment, mental development, and even hormonal balance seem to provide, in conjunction the best guess at why one individual is homosexual and another is not. I do not think homosexuality is the norm, obviously, but I feel that it should be treated just like any other preference or desire we have in our lives.Why do I like brunettes better than blondes (not dudes, chicks). Why do some people strive for material possessions, while other strive for emotional/intellectual enlightenment?If you want to put things into the context of the Bible, then I don't think God can punish someone for being homosexual, a psychotic human, a bipolar person, someone who is depressed, has add, or any other abnormality with regard to personality or psyche.Brining it back to the irrelevant realm of the bible:I don't care what the bible 'states' regarding the issue, the fact is, if god is the type of being that he is portrayed to be in the bible then it would make absolutely no sense for him to send a gay person to eternal damnation for an abnormality that they have no fault in having.What if a 5 yr finds his dads gun and thinks it's a toy and shoots his little sister? is the baby going to hell, the dad?