So what do these words mean and why would I say such a thing?
Unnatural: Contrary to the ordinary course of nature; abnormal or Not existing in nature; artificial
Homosexuality: Homosexuality is quite common throughout the animal kingdom. Scientific research would suggest that homosexuality is part of the ordinary course of nature and not unnatural at all.
“Behavioral observations show that nearly all animal species display homosexual behavior in some degree, both in the wild and in captivity. Same-sex relationships do not include only intercourse, but affection to the partner, pair bonding, and parenting also. Sexual diversity is common within the wildlife and it includes not only homosexual, but bisexual and nonproductive sex as well, and in some spices it takes place quite frequently.”
“No species has been found in which homosexual behavior has not been shown to exist, with the exception of species that never have sex at all, such as sea urchins and aphis. Moreover, a part of the animal kingdom is hermaphroditic, truly bisexual. For them, homosexuality is not an issue” – zoologist Petter Bøckman declared.
In fact, according to the article and recent research, homosexuality has been reported for “great apes”, and especially the dwarf chimpanzee, which is one of our closest relatives. Dwarf chimpanzees display homosexual, bisexual and heterosexual behaviors “throughout their whole life”.
But what about God?
Is God Unnatural?
Unlike homosexuality, God can not be found in the ordinary course of nature. He is said by many religions to be outside the bounds of space and time, and to have always existed. He is a supernatural being, that is supposedly all-knowing, all-powerful and who can reside everywhere at once.
Even more spectacularly, this supernatural being is invisible and doesn’t have a physical being. That means this entity can somehow think and remain conscious without a material body. We’ve never seen this before, and since God is invisible and undetectable, we’ll probably never see it again.
Even more profound, this God can supposedly break the laws of physics at will. When religious people are questioned about this, we are told that God is beyond us so we can never hope to understand Him.
Of course, many of these same religions possess ‘holy books’ that are supposed to help us understand a God that is supposedly unknowable.
It would seem that God is the exact opposite of being natural. God would be almost as unnatural as it can get.
Abnormal: Deviating from what is normal or usual, typically in a way that is undesirable or worrying
As I showed above, homosexuality is common and normal throughout much of the animal kingdom, including our own species. The people who seem to complain the most about homosexuality being undesirable or worrying are people who are considered ‘fundamentalists’ of their religion, which are dedicated to a being that would be far more unnatural and abnormal than a homosexual.
We know that homosexuals exist, but given the contradictory, supernatural supposed nature of God, we can’t be sure such a being exists.
If God is indeed all-powerful and all-knowing, and if He’s supposedly against homosexuality, I guess He might want to consider not creating so many homosexuals in almost every community or species that practices sexual relations.
Until this God takes action, we should stop trying to dehumanize them by calling them ‘unnatural’ or ‘abnormal’. They’re perfectly natural and normal and deserve to love who they choose.