Depending on how part 1 was received, this may or may not be getting myself in deep.
But I’ve started now, so let’s continue.
I already talked about Taboo Topic #1, but there’s a bit more to say before I go to #2.
As I mentioned before, some people feel they were born homosexual. I say feel, because the fact of the matter is, no one is born any kind of sexual.
We all have a sex, yes; but some people never marry; some, like nuns and priests, remain celibate; most people marry the normal, traditional way; and some people choose a homosexual lifestyle. It is a choice.
But no one is born with a sexual preference. We all grow up and decide how we feel about it as we go, and our opinions change.
It is true that young teens often have no wish to experience feelings, which they do experience, that tend toward what the world calls homosexual.
I think this term has been blown grossly out of proportion.
Not every desire for affection and for touch is a sexual desire; and people make this mistake as often about heterosexual relationships as homosexual ones.
As I’ve said in “Are we starving?” Human beings need touch to show affection and feel loved, that’s from anyone, of any age group.
That said, it is true that some people develop those kinds of feelings.
However, some people enjoy hurting other people. Some people are addicted to substances. Some people develop a taste for porn.
I know, I am bringing up every controversial issue I possibly can, aren’t I? Sorry. (But uh, check the title of the post, people, what did you expect?)
My point is, human beings develop desires for many unhealthy things. Lust itself is unhealthy when it is out of marriage, and then it is not lust, but healthy desire.
Desire itself if no proof that anything is a good idea. When our emotions are screwed up, or just fluctuating, as any woman can tell you, we want to do crazy things. (Like binge on chocolate.) Not that these desires are on the same level, but it is clear then that not all desires are rational or good.
There’s a book written by a man who struggled with this issue, and he’ll probably go into better than I can, “A Strong Delusion.”
I’ll suffice it to say the Bible does deem some desires evil. And it tells you which ones.
Just to really entrench myself in this matter, I’ll address one more argument. The one that goes “people should be free to express themselves however they want.”
Let me go back to Romans for this, in chapter 1 verses 22-23 it says “Professing to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man…”
Self has been made into a god in our culture, and we wonder why people are so selfish. It is good to express yourself, but it is never good to disobey God.
I might further point out, God has given us a whole planet full of things we can express ourselves in and with, and it’s harmless; it’s kind of silly to go to the very things he warns us are dangerous and say “I want to use my freedom of expression for this.”
But I’m aware none of this will fix the problem, because it goes deeper than that.
Not everyone cares what God thinks of them, and so preaching about it will not get one anywhere; but that will not change that fact that those who do claim to care, often ignore God as much as the others.
That’s really why I’m doing these posts, I don’t want to be intimidated by the culture into acting like this stuff is not real and deadly. And it is deadly.
It’s not the homosexual act itself that really is deadly, though it does affect people’s health, but it is the attitude we promote with it.
An attitude that is destructive because it is determined to ignore everything expect what it wants.
People are encouraged to think about what they want and think they need, not what is really best for them, their family, their friends, their children, or even their partner.
It used to be those relationships had some weight, and we were encouraged to be unselfish in them, but now we think it’s unhealthy to give way to other people and their needs.
I get that people have been hurt. Abortion, issue #2, is often justified because of rape, or incest; which are ugly, evil things. It is terrible when they happen. And they happen a lot.
I don’t live in a different world than you do, I know about this stuff. And to be honest, I have feared it too. What girl has not?
It’s easy to be afraid of other people and think they will hurt you. Some people do choose homosexuality after being hurt by the opposite sex. Some hate the opposite sex.
I can’t say we don’t give each other reasons to hate.
But now that I’ve admitted all this, how can I still call it wrong? Shouldn’t I have more compassion?
Well, I do have compassion. I don’t want to encourage people to do things I think are wrong, because to me, that is encouraging them to destroy their own lives.
That’s not a popular mindset, but all through history it has proven to be the correct one, people stand against the tide because they care about those who are caught up in it.
“There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death.” (Proverbs 4:12.)
The good news is that despite all the negativity of these two posts, I still have a hopeful attitude, because I still have faith. Knowing all this doesn’t change that. Christianity is actually the faith for those who live in a messed up, broken world. It really is in the definition.
I know blogs do not have a dislike button, so if anything I said offended you, you can’t mark your disapproval, but feel free to comment about whatever your thoughts were on the subject.
Until next time–Natasha.