Since we all know that sexual orientation is the same as being born blue eyed or left handed (I.e., there was no choice involved), would you ever change from, say, straight to gay if your religion made that a requirement?
When I was 13 and stupid, like most 13 year old boys, I even tried to masturbate while looking at pictures of hot guys, you know, just in case I was gay and didn’t know it…
Turns out I couldn’t do that. I just managed to weird myself out.
Later on in life, I actually had one experience where I french-kissed another guy. That’s how far it went. Once. Again, curiosity. I came out thinking ":O.K. whatever":.
I wouldn’t go out and try to do that again. I’m just not interested. (Not that I CAN’T do it – there is a nuance, but that’s just not what I’m into). I guess I actually took the ":how do you know you don’t like asparagus if you’ve never tried it?": idea to its extreme in that case too.
I KNOW I’m not gay. Kissing a woman is infinitely more satisfying than what I decided I’d try on a drunken night.
And I also know some guys are gay and they probably feel the same way about kissing women.
So even if my religion were to insist I ":became": gay, I’d just have to give them a quizzical look, because I know for a fact it simply doesn’t work that way. You can have all of the gay experiences you want, if you’re not gay, eventually, your true nature will surface and you’ll come to the realization you’re being silly.
Obviously, more gay guys have gone further in experimenting heterosexuality, if only because they thought they could fit in to ":normal": society. Heck, some of them have had wives and kids. It won’t help them either.
":There is no consensus among scientists about the exact reasons that an individual develops a heterosexual, bisexual, gay, or lesbian orientation. Although much research has examined the possible genetic, hormonal, developmental, social, and cultural influences on sexual orientation, no findings have emerged that permit scientists to conclude that sexual orientation is determined by any particular factor or factors. Many think that nature and nurture both play complex roles.":-American Psychological Association
There is a difference according to scientists.
1- do we know that is the case ? In all cases ?
2- religions tend not to change much. That dramatic a change would mean it’s a new religion eg Judaism to Christianity. You’d be following a new religion.
No you cant. Ive tried for 14 or so years. religious people would just say dont act on it. So the only option is to live a life of celibacy.
I would change religions. It would be much easier. a religion should not dictate how I live my life. a religion should set up guidelines. Just get rid of that religion
Well, that was the first religion ever that wants people to become gay….
I’m bisexual and my religion doesn’t insist that all Heathens/Asatruar be heterosexual. I wouldn’t be a part of ANY religion that would demand that I change something I could not.
Gay Christians/Muslims/Jews belong to a religion that wants them dead so no
scripture says … every soul is born w … sin.
so you hv a point abt homosexuality.
BUT to argue that we cannot stop sin in our life is v v wrong.
scripture says to Repent ie. stop sin.
Means we CAN and people have DONE THIS.
how .. ?
again scripture … always refer to scripture … ALL the answers are there.
sieve every thought that enters the MIND.
if the MIND thinks straight, our actions will be normal.
Nah orientation is desire can’t change that. But I can choose not to have sex with whatever gender if God wanted me not to. But that’s me.