Why does it always come down to religion? On our timeline as human beings, from when we first began to exist up to now, religion is so new. Love is not. Human compassion is not. Emotions, sexual desires, perseverance, is not. The structure of religion based around the ideals of God, is new. Only thousands of years old. Humans are millions. We evolved from primal animals, we learned how to build wheels and bring fire to life, we learned to protect ourselves from the elements and enemies, how to feed ourselves, how to raise our young. We learned how to split an atom, how to create vaccines, how to live longer, to seek shelter in the throe of disaster, how to feed someone who is hungry, how to use our minds to heal those sicker then us. We have sent rockets into space, submarines to the bottom of the ocean, built a hadron collider underground, built planes to fly amongst the birds, and boats to sail among the fish. Why can we not move further, and advance our own minds, to be able to accept our peers? How is that we can save millions of lives with modern medicine, and study the stars, but we cannot accept that a man can love another man? We all have hearts, we all have red blood, we all develop in the womb of our mother. We all shed tears and have the capacity to love. Why do we judge others so harshly because of something so simple as sexual orientation? One of our main purposes is to mate, and procreate, and to advance and evolve our race. Gay men and women cannot procreate, but does that make it unnatural? I don’t think so. Maybe homosexuality exists in species to control population growth, even if it would only be a small percentage. Maybe it is a species natural way of trying to prevent overcrowding. Over population can be devastating, homosexuality could be a natural aid in helping avoid it even if by a small margin. That does not make them any less natural human. They are no different then straight people. We are all the same species, we should treat each other that way. We should not let something like religion, a rather new concept in our existence, to dictate love. Homosexuality does not harm anyone, it does not taint the genes of blood lines, it does not cause birth defects or disease. Why do people think it is wrong? There is no natural instinct to suggest that it is wrong. Humans are not the only species that Homosexuality is witnessed, but we are the only ones who judge. If we as a species want to transcend, and better ourselves, and work towards a better future for our children, and their children, and every other creature to inhabit this wonderful planet, then we need to learn how to accept each other. We need to learn to work together, and come together as a species that wants to better itself. We are only hurting our advancement by these acts of ignorance. We are holding ourselves back from discovering the many amazing things there is to learn. Humans were given the gift of working hands, strong legs, solid emotions, and a great thinking brain, but so many humans are letting themselves decay. We cannot evolve if we cannot accept and move forward. This doesn’t just go for accepting that homosexuality is natural and real, and that there is nothing wrong with it. We need to accept each other for what we are. We need to not view skin color as a book cover advertising the type of person someone is. We need to not view someone that is fat as the enemy and less human than someone who is thin. We need to not look at the poor and let them suffer, but instead find ways to help them. As people, we have different personalities, and opinions, but that does not mean we cannot find ways to accept each other and work together. We just need to realize that we are all part of the same existence, that we were all created equally. We should be helping those more unfortunate then ourselves. Look at the sky, there is so much more out there. We are so tiny. So, so tiny. We live on this beautiful planet, in this beautiful universe, and all we can do is judge each other. No matter how tiny we are, we can all make a difference. Our bodies and minds are a wonderful gift, we must appreciate what is around us, and not let little things like sexual orientation, skin color, size and appearances get in our way of reaching our true potential as a species.
Religion and Gay Marriage (x)
John Green is one of my heroes
There were 11th century same-sex “brother-making” rites which were basically same-sex marriages. The Catholic rite was called the Ordo ad fratres faciendum.
And 4th century Saints Sergius and Bacchus are a well-known same-sex coupling united through the rite of Adelphopoiesis. Again, it was essentially same-sex marriage.
The Orthodox Church isn’t terribly keen on this interpretation these days, but the historical evidence is pretty solid. It is basically contested on the grounds of “Eww gay people, yucky!” I mean that literally. I had a debate with a very learned Antiochian Orthodox person and that was the heart of her argument.