Heterosexuals deal with lust as much as homosexuals. To have a thought is not of itself sinful. How that thought is entertained will determine whether that thought becomes sinful. Will I give in to my lusts or will I bring them captive to Christ? A person can identify therefore as homosexual but not give in to their lusts and live a godly life, just as a single man
(cheadle, et al., 2005) Some might not agree with them, but yet they should respect others beliefs and way of thinking. An example of cultural relativism would be homosexual. For instance we know that homosexuality have gotten out of the shelves, for them it is right what they are doing, men and men as well as women and women. However, for others that is totally wrong, they dislike to see it, especially in their society. For some cultures it is sin, for others it just not right, yet they need to respect others belief and ideas.
You can also determine consequences whether they are good consequences or bad consequences. Why is it that people who are gay are seen as not knowing morals? It does say in the bible that a man shall not lie with another man, but it also says that God is the only one who can judge. People whom are gay should not be seen as if they do not have morals because being gay is not wrong. Wanting to marry the person you love is not wrong.
Rebellion fueled by the flesh can only lead to one straying form the love of God. According to The Popular Encyclopedia of Apologetics, “…Homosexuality is rebellion against God’s sovereign intentions in creation, and a gross perversion of His good and perfect plan for his created order.” (Hindson and Caner 270). Homosexuality perverts the very design of marriage. The fact that modern society want to challenge and change the definition of marriage should scare Christians. The sinful world wants to divert from the teachings
Christian religion is and has been a powerful shaper of sexual norms. Priests and monks are seen virtuous. Procreation beliefs is that sexuality tradition is heterosexual marriage with goals of having children, also called procreational ideology. Having sex before marriage, homosexual sex is very wrong in religion. Only man and women are to be together due to they are the only ones that can procreate.
Through his explanations of these we find his personal views heavily influence which form is “correct” and more desirable. Platonic love being the desirable of all love forms. Platonic love is conceived by play to be ascending past desire for the individual to have passion for wisdom and ideal knowledge. This is a close relationship between two individuals in which sexual desire should be nonexistent or at the least suppressed. Through platonic love, male-male relationships were the ideal as men were supposed to be wise and philosophical while women were supposed to be caretakers and, in basics, baby factories.
There is a statistic that gets thrown around a lot regarding how much of human communication is intimately tied to body language. When humans talk about gender and sexuality, speech becomes especially embodied, a performance for others to interpret, internalize, or judge. But if this is true, the speech-action dichotomy falters. Pornography, one of the ways humans communicate about gender and sexuality, is both action and speech. Catharine A. Mackinnon’s article Pornography, Civil Rights, and Speech is arguing for access to legal recourse to those who have been harmed by the pornography industry.
Status Viatoris has great implication to our lives as it relates to Faith, Hope, and Love, the theological virtues. Some of the characters in our readings highlight a specific theological virtue more than others, yet all need the concept of Status Viatoris to orient themselves on the correct path in their life. Aylmer’s unwavering faith in science did not lead him to cherish his wife, but to manipulate and abuse her. Charlotte Bronte, recognizing her own sinful tendencies, saw that she needed to place her hope in the Lord, and not her friend, lest she idolize a mere mortal. The characters in Popular Mechanic, though they were convinced that they were acting out of love, actually caused harm to their child.
Both Christian and Islam scriptures talk about sexual morality and how homosexuality is something looked down upon. Because of these scriptures, their followers form a stigma towards the non-heterosexuals. Especially with Christians, whenever they are in argument regarding homosexuality, the use of “the bible says so” seems to be a common statement they use to try to justify any acts against their beliefs. It is clear how these scriptures becomes a big influence on how these religious followers think. In the Islam scriptures, they take what is written almost literally.
Represented in Dorian, the portrait and Sibyl’s story. These are clearly against Biblic ideals, from the point of view of Christianity; the vice is an attempt of suicide, which contradicts the commandment of “not to kill”. The devil is against god and finally, homosexuality goes against the Christian the principles of family and marriage. All of these, according to the Victorian society appear on the Picture of Dorian Gray, therefore the book has an immoral content. When it was published, The Picture of Dorian Gray was seen as an immoral book due to the use of the unspeakable and the moral decay it shows.