As a humanist, how do you view homosexuality? Especially when one tries to argue that the natural desire is for humans to procreate and ensure their genes are passed on? Even when any religious influence is removed from the equation, how is the homosexual to feel “normal,” biologically? For example, in reading an anatomy and physiology book, the author takes a stance that the reproductive organs exist for the sole purpose of, well, reproducing. How is the homosexual to reconcile this?
As a gay man, I try my best to feel one with mainstream society; however, even in secular society, I still feel the norm is for traditional family. Do humanist’s generally view the same sex couple and family just as valid? I have equated and justified same sex activity, that which does not have any potential to procreate, as similiar to heterosexual activity that also has no potential of procreating (i.e. oral sex, sex using a method of birth control) to be of a similar concept. After all, most of society does not devalue the heterosexual couple that participates in sexual activity that has no chance of procreating (i.e. when they habitually use a method of birth control or engage in a sex act that does not procreate). Should same sex sexual activity be viewed any differently, given that neither (in the aforementioned situation) has the intention of procreating? Do you all agree with my reasoning? Any further insight or views would be appreciated.
Hi!... I haven’t read any of the other responses so I might repeat things. In that case, sorry.
Of course humans only procreate in a certain instance, man and woman, but what does that have to do with sex or attraction? Religion takes this to an abnormal level and being focused on genes and their “ideas” is way out there as well. We’re not a textbook, we’re people. Textbooks (and theologies) are used to pin-point things, understand them, try to make sense of them, but the picture is always way bigger and much less defined. Don’t get hung up on that. Enjoy your life!
I’m transgendered, and I’m (sort of) bisexual. What is my greatest wish? To find a husband to have a family with! That’s pretty traditional and possibly perceived as weird. - We’re “social animals” as they call it, and that “society” is not named after human philosophies, be they religious or political or whatever. We just are.
I understand that you try to make sense of things, but there’s really not too much to make sense of being gay. You don’t have to justify yourself. - A family friend of mine, they are both nearing their seventies by now, they have had the most beautiful relationship. I knew them ever since I was little. Well, that’s family, even if it’s gay or lesbian or whatever. Love is that thing that makes things tick and keep going.
Hey… all the best to you. Don’t worry too much. Just enjoy your life!