Ultimately, sin is another word for wrong. CT believes in "wrong," but calls it wrong, not sin. Beliefs and feelings, by definition, don't have proof, so Wake is just being silly.
I have a moral construct that autonomous adults should have maximum liberty to do whatever they want. The ongoing interpretation to maintain that construct is in where the lines are that, if a person uses his liberty to cross, infringes on liberty of another. One freedom can't be wielded to deny another's.
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According to most sects of Christianity and their interpretations of the Bible, it is a sin. Obviously, it's not a sin for non-believers or people who interpret the Bible differently. As for it being natural or unnatural, I would say it is, in effect, natural because pleasure can be derived from it. If sex were solely for the purposes of procreation, why does it feel good? What is the point of an orgasm? One would think that sex would be a boring biological function just like urinating or defecating if it were solely for the purposes of procreation. If the anus was solely meant for releasing waste and not to be a sexual orifice for some, why are we built to get pleasure from massaging and stimulation the prostate? Why do people get off from anal sex? Do you honestly think they are just deranged perverted lunatics?
I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
I'll say it again. My definition comes from biology. The vagina is designed for the penis and for coitus. The semen is designed to harbor sperm and allow them to swim through the cervix, through the uterus, into the fallopian tube, and to fertilize an egg. Biologically, the vagina and penis are fitted for each other and other sexual acts are unnatural according to biology (like oral, anal, etc). I'll say this again though, not all unnatural things are wrong.Which are not that different than the reproductive systems of bonobos, bison or even penguins, IN THIS CASE. None of those species can procreate through same sex couplings. You have not identified a relevant distinction.
It's my belief that homosexuality is unnatural according to biology. It is natural socially. My religious beliefs are that homosexuality is a sin. However my beliefs is that homosexuals deserve equal rights and should be allowed to wed.
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