29th November 2010

“The Church is entitled to its daft, illogical, cruel teaching on homosexuality, but, as with all daft religious notions, it is not entitled to have it enshrined in civil law.”

Emer O'Kelly

7 Responses to “29th November 2010”

  1. Doubting Thomas Says:

    The church, like everyone else, is not ENTITLED to daft, illogical and cruel teaching on homosexuality only reasoned aurgument based on fact.
    The only other point I would try to make is that I believed I was joining the AQOTD site to see a wide and varied discussion of the many issues and problems facing those of us who call ourselves humanists. Not a homosexual ginger group.

  2. GreatEighthSin Says:

    Nobody is entitled to anything except the equality that they prove they deserve.

  3. tech Says:

    We all deserve equality.

  4. Atheist MC Says:

    Not a homosexual ginger group.

    Do you have something against gingers 🙂 cue Tim Minchin.
    But seriously, I think the topic comes up so often because it is the one area of prejudice that religion thinks it can get away with, and religion will get away with anything it can. Sexuality is a moral issue for the all religions whereas humanists try to convince them it isn’t a moral issue at all.

  5. tech Says:

    The quote makes some sense,about Religion.There are a lot of false doctrines out there.But still it is wrong to tar a group of people with the same brush,just because of a label.As for homosexuality, its not for me to judge. It has never been a problem for me. Just leave the children out of it.

  6. Doubting Thomas Says:

    I agree with you.
    PS I probally used the wrong word “ginger” in this context meant hot for it – I dunno Though!!

  7. GreatEighthSin Says:

    @MC That is the funny thing. There is absolutely nothing wrong with sexuality unless it is forced unto another person/being without their consent, or involves a literal child. I not only study religion heavily, but I also study gender, sexuality, and human relationships very thoroughly, too. There has not been one single sexual kink/fetish that I have found wrong (excluding the above statement). Ya, I’ve been physically and mentally grossed out by a good number of them, but I don’t consider a single one of those immoral at all.

    But, I go back onto stating social control on the part of the church. Why allow homosexuality when it won’t produce offspring that won’t go to their church and shell out the money, or shell into their pride of popularity? Of course, it all boils down to a sexual xenophobia in all reality. A sense of “it’s different, it disturbs me, therefor I must oppress it” way of thinking.