A proposal regarding homosexuality and religion

Discussion in 'Religion and Ethics' started by manifold, Aug 4, 2010.

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    Here's an idea from left field that just might have some merit if it could be worked out: Perhaps we should classify homosexuality as a religion. It would require a bit of compromise from all who care, but it just might resolve most of the legal and political issues.

    Homosexuals would now enjoy the same protections against discrimination that currently apply to religion. And at the same time, the state would not be allowed to endorse nor condemn homosexuality per the separation of church and state. So, any laws that restrict marriage to a man and a woman would violate the relgious freedom of homosexuals, and therefore wouldn't stand... (i.e. this would legalize gay marriage). And at the same time, public schools would not be allowed to include any sort of approval or endorsement of a gay lifestyle in their curriculum, any more than they could Catholicism.

    I say it's a win-win.

    Now, if you would be so generous, please tell me why I'm fucked in the head and explain why this is the dumbest idea you've ever heard.

    Go.
     
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    I've been saying that for years as a joke.

    And yes it would work, but why must a group resort to such tactics to receive equal treatment under the law?
     
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    Pragmatism.
     
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    So all homos would have to believe in god? Or just in homos?
     
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    Because that would open the door to declaring everything a religion, which would just make things worse.
     
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    The mere fact that you lump them into a "group" precludes their very equality.
     
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    How so?
     
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    Well......you may wish to look outside your own religion for a bit.............

    His Holiness The Dali Lama, when asked how many religions there should be? He stated that there should be as many religions as there are people because everyone understands God in a slightly different way.

    Judaic theology states that our soul is a small piece of God that He carved out from under His Throne with the blade of self will and inserted it into the embryo created by our parents.

    Yeshua (Jesus) stated that "the Father and I are One". Remember.......Yeshua was Jewish and if you read the second one, you'll understand what this means. It's also a key to the understanding of "the Kingdom of God is within".

    Declare everything a religion? Possibly.
     
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    Not going to ever happen because many of the activists on the left want homosexuality endorsed.
     
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    Xotoxism would be considered a religion.

    Hey wait...it already is as evidenced by my many followers.

    Carry on, my people!
     

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