Re: As Sodomites Increase Children Will Decrease
Posted By: three_sixty In Response To: As Sodomites Increase Children Will Decrease (Ras Marcus)
Date: Thursday, 18 August 2011, at 10:01 a.m.
In Response To: As Sodomites Increase Children Will Decrease (Ras Marcus)
The point of my reasoning was not to say that two men or two women can reproduce. Many creatures in nature require a female and a male to reproduce. And as far as we know, the main purpose of sexual intercourse is to reproduce. However - there are cases in the animal kingdom whereby sex is not just used for reproduction but also as play and for mediation of social conflicts. It may be interesting to you if you researched a little about the bonobo chimpanzees.
Sometimes certain animals pleasure themselves with inanimate objects, with those of the same sex(see my previous link), and with the opposite sex.
Separate from that - and what I see you intertwining as related issues - is whether or not homosexual couples make good guardians or surrogate parents across the board. I understand your point of view but think it may be a subject for debate and is not simply cut-and-dried.
As for your point about science - I feel you are right about science not being the great arbiter of reality or absolute truth. Science will always be subject to worldviews and whims of those employing it. We have to always remember though cultural paradigm from whence science is employed. One could make the argument that the scientific method and "science"(and the application thereof) as we know it was birthed out of the paradigm of western christian thought with it's inherent assumption of the separation of man from nature. I think you can see where that kind of thought can lead(and where it has led).
In regards to more children being a good thing and how homosexuality may serve as a detriment to that, I think there are other ways to look at it. If we look at world resources and who uses the most to the detriment of everyone else - we will see that it is the West and the countries that are emulating the Western model of development. A new born child in the West will likely consume more resources than hundreds of her/his counterparts in a "poorer" country. Thus making it more likely that those poorer children will not live as long, will have a worse quality of life, or if at all. One could make the argument that 2 people in the West who chose not to have children may actually be doing a righteous act in regards to the worldwide situation - not bringing in another resource depleting child(if raised in the typical modern Western fashion). I could go forward with this analogy but I will leave it at that for now.
As a sidenote - I think we see more favorable response to it in the West and more action taken in regards to the "civil rights" of homosexuals because it is a cause celebre for the middle to upper classes of the white west(where the power lies).
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