Homosexuality Isn’t Unnatural But God Is

rainbow-68202_640If the basis for your bigotry against homosexuals is that you feel it’s ‘unnatural’ or ‘abnormal’, then God should be strictly off your list of things to support.

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.

For example:

“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.”

And:

“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.

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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.

 

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24 Comments

  1. Just because something occurs frequently does not mean it is natural, or right, and not all love is equal. For example many children are sexually abused, it happens every day, does that make it natural? And if the person who did it says im in love with that child, is that love equal to the love a married couple share? No! Now let me be clear if someone is homosexual then they should live however they want to and not be thought any less of for it. But your claims on what is natural and equal are wrong.

    • I think you’re confusing ‘right and wrong’ with ‘unnatural’.

      Look at the definition of the word that I supplied. Homosexuality isn’t unnatural. God would be.

      Homosexuality is not raping children. Not sure why religious people continue to make this comparison. Sexual abuse and rape are not love, and should not be compared to consenting adults.

      Yes, a same-sex couples love is equal to a heterosexual married couples. If you don’t think so, please explain.

      “Now let me be clear if someone is homosexual then they should live however they want to and not be thought any less of for it.”

      They should also be able to do so without being labeled unnatural or abnormal.

      “But your claims on what is natural and equal are wrong.”

      Asserting something doesn’t make it true. You’ve yet to provide any evidence. You’ve only made baseless assertions.

      • i didnt say same sex couples love isnt equal to a heterosexual couple. i said not all love is equal. perhaps you should read my comment again, my point was just because something happens commonly does not mean it is natural, and i gave a very good example, of something common but at the same time it is unnatural. and i do think that based on the way human beings bodies are made, the natural course of things is for a male to be with a female.

        • “i didnt say same sex couples love isnt equal to a heterosexual couple.”

          Are you going to admit that it is then?

          “my point was just because something happens commonly does not mean it is natural, and i gave a very good example”

          Actually, it does according to the definition.

          “and i gave a very good example, of something common but at the same time it is unnatural.”

          Again you’re using the word ‘unnatural’ incorrectly. You confuse it with ‘right and wrong’. You also gave me the example and called it love. I pointed out to you that your example to try and refute that ‘not all love is equal’ included an example that isn’t about love, but about abuse and rape.

          “and i do think that based on the way human beings bodies are made, the natural course of things is for a male to be with a female.”

          Then you would prefer to ignore the facts.

          That’s cool. My points still stand.

          Fortunately, in developed countries, same-sex marriage will continue to be legalized and the stigma they have to endure by people who dehumanize them by calling them ‘unnatural’ will continue to weaken.

          • Yes I think that homosexual couples can and do love their spouse or significant other just as much as a heterosexual couple, it would be stupid to claim otherwise. And no your facts prove that homosexuality happens, not that it is supposed to, I am talking about biology, That is all, not morals, or God, but what our body parts are intended for.

            • And according to the actual scientists and biologists quoted in the article, it’s natural and something our bodies are supposed to do and obviously, do quite often.

              Your baseless assertions about biology don’t trump the evidence that actual biologists have discovered. They even gave you reasons why it happens.

              “Yes I think that homosexual couples can and do love their spouse or significant other just as much as a heterosexual couple”

              But is their love equal to a heterosexuals? Yes or no?

    • Lots of things are not “natural”: birth control, for instance. If you are having non-procreative sex, the Roman Catholic Church views this type of sexual activity as a profound sin against NATURE and yes, as “UNNATURAL” as homosexuality. Married, heterosexual sex, with the use of artificial birth control, is, according to Catholic ethics, highly unnatural and sinful. So, why the Protestant bias? I want to see wide-eyed Christians who are so vested in judging homosexuality and the sex acts of consenting adults as “unnatural” and thereby “immoral”, quit shoving birth control pills down their throats or have big, nanny, government ban artificial birth control as the separation of procreation from sex makes the entire act completely “unnatural” since the “natural” order would be for women with capacious vaginal dimensions to crotch drop a mewling pile of little semen demons. No? Typical Christian bigotry and hypocrisy…Fundamngelicals rant against homosexuals and yet, the Christer had nary a word to say about homosexuality in any of the Gospels but he had lots to say about divorce and remarriage. He even equated remarriage with fornication, adultery, and the punishment for this was death. If we’re on the crazy train of “unnatural” I would also like to state for the record that the wild and wacky insemination of the Virgin Mary by a Space Ghost was highly unnatural (immoral?)…and not a little creepy, unhinged, and it triggers the gag reflex, like watching flies feed.

  2. “Now since you seem to know so much about this please explain to me how anal sex is benificial to anyone’s body, cause I can provide links that say it is harmful if you would like, and that is for women and men. ”

    It has benefits to the species. Again from the link:

    “Same-sex relationships do not include only intercourse, but affection to the partner, pair bonding, and parenting also.”

    I also fail to see where you’re going with this argument. You were debating the term ‘unnatural’. Is Harm now your starting point for the definition of unnatural? Does that mean people who eat after their full are unnatural? How about people who skip their 30 minutes of exercises? People who drink alcohol or smoke. Are they unnatural.

    The definition is clear and you have clearly lost the argument.

    If you’d like to provide links, I’m open to reading them. I hope they’re not to Christian hate sites or other religious sites, but legitimate science or news sites.

    “And explain to me what you mean by it is something our bodies are supposed to do, what are you talking about, our bodies are supposed to do what exactly?”

    You said what our ;body types were meant for’, which is an extremely narrow view, given that you were just shown that homosexuality within species is incredibly widespread, incredibly natural and serves a purpose for those species that practice it. Your opinion doesn’t trump facts.

    Your view seems to be based solely whether children can be born, which ignores the other reasons sex of any kind can be useful to a species.

    You also ignore how labeling someone ‘unnatural’ and ‘abnormal’ can be damaging to people and groups. We’re not talking about fantasy zombies. We’re talking about real people with thoughts, feelings and loves just like you and I who don’t deserve to be targeted by religious groups or other groups of people for merely wanting to love who they want. They don’t deserve to be called unnatural or any other derogatory term, for that matter.

  3. A good rebuttal to a fairly irrelevant argument. But I guess someone has to qualify the basics and you do a good job! I guess this is all very semantic, but I would define god as supernatural, or outside of nature/reality. Unnatural, or artificial is more to do with whether or not something exists without humans. Religion might be unnatural, I suppose. Pedantic, yay!

  4. A silly comparison, obviously God isn’t natural by the definition of the word, but I see the point you’re trying to make. I have lots of thoughts on the subjects of homosexuality and God, but in the end my feelings can basically be summed up by saying… God is Love. That may sound over simplified and cliche, but I don’t say it lightly. Religious people and atheists alike will argue with their “buts” at that statement, and I say go ahead if you feel the need to, BUT… when everything else is stripped away, all the facts, opinions, and beliefs… love is what really matters. Love FTW! 😉

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