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Re^5: RFC: Acme::BottomsUpby radiantmatrix (Parson)
|on Aug 21, 2006 at 17:30 UTC||Need Help??|
There really isn't a way for me to defile something that isn't sacred, unless there is some special sacred holiness to homosexuality of which I am unaware.
You are unaware. There are many faiths which believe that sexual congress, regardless of the genders or quantity of the participants, is a sacred act. For these people, suggesting that any two people -- even members of the same sex -- acting on mutual attraction in a sexual way is anything but beautiful, even divine, would be extremely offensive.
Unfortunately, so many are so focused on their own beliefs that they don't take time to even realize what others' beliefs are.
The only way to reconcile the fact that conservative Christianity thinks homosexuality is wrong with the fact that other faiths see all consensual sex as sacred is simply tolerance. Part of tolerance is to accept that some people will find your own beliefs laughable, whatever those beliefs might be.
Sorry: I know this is now waaay off topic, but considering that viewpoints on this matter affect the decisions to remove and edit posts, I think it's important to hash out.
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