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Homosexuality, Right or Wrong?

Passed by the House of Commons on June 28, 2005, Same-sex marriage has been legal in Canada. Same-sex marriage is between partners of the same sex (as recognized in some jurisdictions), meaning that each gender has the choice to marry their own gender without having it viewed upon as wrong and illegal. Many people view same-sex marriage in different ways, some believe that it is a sin and should not be allowed in the world, when others believe that everyone should be treated with equality and respect with regards of their personal life and relationships. Every year here in Vancouver there is a Gay Pride Parade celebrating and acknowledging everyone rights to equality and individuality, but on the other hand there are places in the world where people protest and view this “LGBTQ” label as a sin or an inhuman way of living.

“Equality is not a concept. It’s not something we should be striving for. It’s a necessity. Equality is like gravity. We need it to stand on this earth as men and women, and the misogyny that is in every culture is not a true part of the human condition. It is life out of balance, and that imbalance is sucking something out of the soul of every man and woman who’s confronted with it. We need equality. Kinda now.”
Joss Whedon

This quote represents all aspects of humanity and the way we should view life

Premise 1:

  • Gay people or people who have relations with the same sex are viewed as sinners

Premise 2:

  • Sinners are spawns of the devil

Premise 3:

  • The devil is evil

Conclusion:

  • All gay people are evil

This argument in my opinion is totally false and should not be viewed as morally correct!

Premise 1

In the Old and new estimate the catholic and Christian religions, having a sexual relations or relationship of any such with feelings is referred to as a sin. A sin is an immoral act considered to be a transgression against divine law, meaning that is viewed upon as wrong and also an act of the devil. This statement has no validity or truth to me because I do not believe that homosexuality or being gay makes you a sinner, or should be viewed upon as a sin. In conclusion this premise “Gay people or people who have relations with the same sex are viewed as sinners” is not sound due to any truth or validity present.

 Premise 2

 

Everyone sins sometime in their life, it’s really hard not to. Saying this premise of “Sinners are spawns of the devil” holds no truth to me, but some validity. Saying people who sin are spawns of the devil is completely untruthful because if that was the case mostly every person in the world would technically have relations or connection with the devil, when that is not true at all. From thinking about someone in a bad way, to getting angry, almost every action in a negative way can be viewed as a sin, in this case making it very hard not to be a spawn of the devil. Validity in this case is hard to pinpoint the correct answer, in some ways I think this premise is completely invalid, but on the other hand it does hold some validity. I view this premise as invalid due to no clear evidence presented that all sinners are spawns of the devil, built on the other hand I view this can be valid because it is written in the old and new estimate which has been around for a very long time. I am not a hard core Christian but I believe in god, having this statement written in the bible gives some validity to me but then again there is no proven and possible evidence. Because there is not both truth and validity here, this premise cannot be sound!

 Premise 3

 

Now here we go! We finally have a truth! Yes this is truthful to me; the devil is evil and has been proven through many religions, stories, personal experience and beliefs. Known in many religions the devil is (in Christian and Jewish belief) the chief evil spirit; Satan, this is the main “evil” man, or the one to fear. There is also validity in this premise due to there being evidence in the past that the devil was real. This being said this premise has both truth and validity making the whole premise sound. The devil is evil is a very true statement as well as it being very valid as shown in previous evidence and experiences from others.

“The devil exists and we must fight against him. The devil is real and don’t underestimate him’

Pope Francis

Conclusion

“All gay people are Evil” Are you kidding me? This has to be the stupidest thing I have ever heard if I may say that. That conclusion contradicts itself because only “evil” people in my opinion would say such a discriminatory, completely untrue statement like that. This is such an untrue statement it hurts my brain reading it, gay people are not evil! I’m not too big on this whole grouping situation going on in this conclusion either. Singling out one “type” is already categorized as inequality, then saying such a thing to add to that making it rude, offensive and bias as well based on pre conceived ideas. To me this conclusion is completely false, just because you may be gay does not mean you are an evil person, you are just as everyone else; no different. In my opinion no matter what religion you worship and how strong your beliefs are, no person personal relations should be frowned upon and made “wrong”; every religion should be stressing the importance of equality. If you are straight, imagine how you would be treated and feel if being straight was the “new gay” as in that was frowned upon a viewed as wrong to society. My opinion is, today in society if you are able to come out being comfortable and proud in whom you are, no one should be able to say anything about it, it’s our life, I have lots of respect for those who are just comfortable being themselves. This conclusion also shows no validity to it because again there is no proof, if it’s said that the devil is evil doe that mean that the devil is gay too? All these thoughts ran through my head while written this and none of it made any sense. To be valid one must be having a sound basis in logic or fact; reasonable or cogent. In this case there is not reasonable or logical evidence stating gay people are gay, if you ask me no matter what religion, sex, sexual orientation or race you are, anyone can be evil and anyone can be good; everyone is equal in my eyes. In conclusion because this statement had no truth or sound it was impossible to have it being a sound argument as well.

 

To conclude my blog post I wanted to show everyone a picture that represents my opinion on the equality of everyone especially relating to my topic.

“Before God, we are all equally wise, and equally foolish”

-Albert Einstein

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2 Responses to Homosexuality, Right or Wrong?

  1. davidfa says:

    Hey Mackenzie!

    Aas a fellow philosophy, and as a friend i would like to say I support your argument! You bring some fabulous quotes onto the table and was able to express a clear and concise argument. I would like to congratulate you again on the post, and on your future ventures!

     
  2. davidfa says:

    Hey Mackenzie!

    As a fellow philosophy, and as a friend i would like to say I support your argument! You bring some fabulous quotes onto the table and was able to express a clear and concise argument. I would like to congratulate you again on the post, and on your future ventures!

     

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