Wednesday, May 2, 2012

A Simple Observation (about Homosexuality)

I don't need a book that has been written and edited by faceless men to tell me about God/Goddess/Energy-behind-creation-of-life.

To quote the 14th Dalai Lama: "There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness."

Both Hinduism and Science teach that, in order to better understand the universe, I must first observe it.

Homosexuality has been argued against for a long time. I look around and what do I see?

Need a clue? You may want to refer to this article on wikipedia about Homosexual Behavior in Animals.

I see that homosexuality exists in many different kinds of creatures. Some creatures - garter snakes and squid - may use it as a means to better their own chances at procreating with females and/or as a defense mechanism against larger males.

And all of this is homosexual behavior that has been documented in recent years. As far back as humans can remember, homosexuality has existed.

Observation: God/Goddess/Energy has used homosexuality in His/Her/It's creations - not once or twice but several times.  

According to Wikipedia's article on Extinction (who based this on figures from Cornell University): "it is estimated that 99.9% of all species that have ever existed are now extinct." (I've seen some sources claim 99.9999% as the actual percentage of extinct species).

Only 1% of all life that has ever existed is alive today.

God/Goddess/Energy clearly has the ability to wipe out whatever He/She/It wants - so why does homosexuality exist, if not for some purpose?

Think about the 1% that is still alive - how many different kinds of trees can you name? Birds? Flowers? Insects?

I can deduce one thing about the nature of God/Goddess/Energy: God/Goddess/Energy clearly likes variety.

We can see another example of this observation just by looking at humans - how many hair, eye, and skin colors exist in humans? What about shapes and sizes?

I repeat, God/Goddess/Energy clearly likes variety.

Now, let's think about this:
  • on one hand, there are anti-homosexual groups who say that only heterosexual relationships are right. 
  • On the other hand, there are pro-LGBT groups who  support Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender relationships, as well as Heterosexual relationships.
One versus Five. Where do you see God/Goddess/Energy's handiwork? 

"For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7 (ESV)