If more than 30 percent of the surveyed people accepts it as norm for contemporary society then its not too far to speculate that the percentage will decrease any less. Imagine yourself in a mall full of people with different sexual orientation like heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, pansexual, polysexual and asexual which sounds more like a waiter describing the food menu. What could be your psychological reaction to such a variety ? By Praveen Raju.
My mind raced back to an ‘out of blue discussion,’ I had with a man (on the internet) who believed and practiced homosexuality to be “natural and therefore moral ”. This took place when I stared at the news informing me that “a rainbow coalition of lesbian, gay and transgender groups in the city came together on Saturday (Kranti Maidan to Girgaum Chowpatty, Mumbai on August 16,2008) asking the British government to apologize for Section 377 (criminalizing homosexuality) of the Indian Penal Code. Frankly, it shook me psychologically to even think that this man would passionately desire to enjoy “Love and Sex” with a person of the same sex. At that particular moment of chatting, I felt unnatural but a bit safer on the other side of the “ lake” (internet). Quite shockingly, few days back, the NDTV and Indiatimes poll surveyed to inform us that more than 30 percent humans (inhumanly) voted to agree that homosexuality and gay marriages be legalized in India.
The Gender Choice :
Let’s picturize the following conversation between a father and a son.
Son : Dad, I want to get married.
Dad : Oh, That’s a good decesion son! Who’s the girl ?
Son : Girl ? not a girl pop, that’s too old fashioned view.
Dad : what do you mean ? oh, you mean a woman, a female?
Son : Dad! Nor a girl nor a woman or a female.
Dad : You are getting on my nerve son. Either you marry a girl or a woman. You have any choice?
Son : Comeon dad, that’s a faulty dilemma ! There are more than one option today. I am talking about my male friend K. I love him and he loves me and mind you, no one can stop us to get married.
The Gender Menu: If more than 30 percent of the surveyed people accepts it as norm for contemporary society then its not too far to speculate that the percentage will decrease any less. Imagine yourself in a mall full of people with different sexual orientation like heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, pansexual, polysexual and asexual which sounds more like a waiter describing the food menu. What could be your psycholigical reaction to such a variety ? (comments invited). Well, atleast I will not quote with pleasure “variety is the spice of life”.
Natural therefore moral :
I sympathized deeply with the man who told me above that homosexuality was natural to him. But was it moral ? Now, that didn’t make any sense to me. My gray brain cells overworked to inform me that something was wrong in that statement but couldn’t figure out what it might be due to my “ slow cerebral development”. I arrived in the world before the eight month without completing nine. Therefore my birth in a sense cannot be termed as fully natural, neither supernatural where angels proclaimed my coming. I was born naturally as an immature infant or was it premature infant? Only God knows, I was caught down on earth under first heaven, in the hands of a physician and heard unspeakable words that I may or may not survive at that stage. Every corrective medical treatment was given, available in that era to clip or prevent any unnatural deformity and deficiency which is not “lawful” for me to describe here. Finally, a normal, smart, handsome male (that’s me) began to develop on the fourteenth day of the fourth month under the gestation period of seven months. I know it was too early to arrive, like a lamb among the wolves, without completing nine months but I am what I am by the grace of God. I am still under the “chimera” that I am very special and chosen one.
Now, back to the argument the (un)natural man put forth :
Premise 1 : All that is natural is moral
Premise 2 : Homosexuality is natural
Conclusion : Homosexuality is moral
I took help from my best male friend (don’t get strange ideas in your uncircumcised head. He is a monogamous heterosexual married man like me) who also happened to be a good apologist. I assumed that logic helps to eliminate any nonsense in an argument and I was right because he was right. My friend put forth few questions that apologist dared to call it as epistemological questions. The technical term is used to scare off laymen’s to avoid any treading in their premise. Simply, its described as theory of knowledge. In other words, “ How do we know what we know” or “how to arrive at the truth” for what sounds to be logical need not necessarily be true like the above argument. Ok, these are some of the questions that my friend put forth in response to the above argument:
- What do we mean by "natural"?
- Is natural "what currently is"?
- Or is "natural" what we ought to be?
- Do we live in a perfect world? (if Yes, then he should accept a gay bashing but if no, then the world is not in a perfect state )
- If the present world is in an imperfect natural state, then what is the yardstick to define what is natural ?
- Which worldview is correct to decide the natural (and moral) ?
- Can we do whatever we assume to be natural ? ( like one person
raping another because of his "natural" instincts?)
Genius! These questions perfectly leads us to arrive to the truth. See, how lengthy article I have written; I don’t want to go in details wasting ink and paper (here bytes and megabytes). For there are many articles on the same subject, written by many geniuses, in this site that will shed more light.
The F-Gene :
Let me tie down, to conclude with my friend’s statement “If Christian theism is right, then the way we are is not the way we ought to be. All of us need to change. Strictly, speaking none of us are fulfilling natural since we are not the way God intended us to be – perfect. (At the same time we must know that) the heterosexual sexual act is physically based on the design of our bodies as male and female as well as the inherent potential for procreation”. It is possible to treat and correct the unnatural F-Genes– “ The Fallen Genes” and this begins when we submit ourselves to the lordship of Jesus Christ and not to the “Fallen adamic Gene”.
Oh! Was it C S Lewis who said this : “Good genes must exist, for no other reason, than that the bad genes needs to be answered” did he say that or again its my funny gene(f-Gene), I wonder? “Help me Doctor, please!”