Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Go Home Gay People... Love is not for You!
Think about love. What comes to your mind? Happy and warm fuzzy feelings? Great perfect times with that chick or guy you're with or dreaming about? Is that what you're thinking about? Well forget about all that.
I recently came across a post on another blog(extraordinary tales of an ordinary man - or something like that!) that compelled me to put this one down. This post is about gay or homosexual people and the concept of love.
Typically love is seen as being between a man and a woman. Why? I don't know the answer to that one. But one of the common arguments used against homosexual relationships is that it simply isn't natural. I see. By natural this means that normal sexual reproduction isn't possible.
Ok I get that. But then are we saying love is simply about sexual reproduction? That's it? If there isn't any reproduction going on then it isn't love? Oh I see. Of course the clever people who came up with this idea should also then lump in couples where one individual is infertile. Love is no longer taking place here either, after all it isn't natural as someone is unnaturally broken. Advice... find another 'natural' person.
No... but that's different because it's still a man and a woman. So? Then it goes back to 'Love must be between a man and a woman'. Then you ask 'why?'. Then it goes back to reproduction... and we then go in a never ending loop.
Going back to my post on suicide, society has a way of protecting itself against what it perceives as harmful to itself. In the same manner that a person committing suicide would reduce the population, gay couples would do the same in a different fashion. Furthermore if you sanction one gay couple, how many more are going to spring out of the woodwork? Then it becomes a problem...
But then consider this. In ancient Greece (this may have been only Athens) true love was considered to be possible only between two men. Yes you read that right... two men! Women were apparently too dumb to truly love... but that's another matter. In that society the men still got married but they had their gay relationships as well.
Interestingly enough women in that society had 3 functions:
The wife: was for rearing children. She had to be of a good background for the sake of the children.
The Concubine: Was simply for pleasure
The servant: Was for all other needs (needs being a very loose term)
Then their were all the gay occurrences between men as well. But that society overcame it's population problem as the men still got married and had children.
Now I gave an example of how a society was somewhat gay and still managed to survive. Some people say being gay is a choice... I don't know, I don't have any knowledge about that. What I do know is that I like women, and at no point in time did I make a choice to do so. It just simply is. And even if it is a choice... do we have the right to prevent people from making that choice? What gives us the right to do so?
If society somehow turned inherently gay, and told me that it was wrong to love a women, or desire a woman, I would still do so. Just probably in secret.
So to wrap up, I'm not entirely sure what the rationale against gay people is. Why can't two people of the same gender love each other? Is it because of the children? I didn't think love was about having kids. Is it because some of us fear that it's a choice we too could make? I don't know... it's quite a big unknown.