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Thoreau Would Have Eaten Mor Chikin'
“Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another”, or so goes the famous quote by Henry David Thoreau. It is a rationalization that anything that is inherently natural does not go against the grains of common sense. Anything that is meant to be part of the natural order of things, whether it is by natural selection or by Divine influence, should remain as so and not messed with. Wisdom does not, cannot and will not go against Mother Nature. Mother Nature, as is God, is perfect. Period. Any one thing, any act or any cause that is created by man and that is not natural has been proven time and time again to be unwise.
The current media travesty surrounding Chick-Fil-A’s president Dan Cathy’s statement of his personal beliefs has hit ridiculous levels. Mr. Cathy believes in the Bible’s point of view on homosexuality. Leviticus 20:13 says: “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be on them. “
Mr. Cathy’s comments should be respected. They are his own personal beliefs. He never said that gays were not welcome at Chick-Fil-A. He never said that he would not knowingly hire them. He just merely expressed his own religious beliefs. And I agree with him. Let him be. He is entitled to his opinion just as much as I am (as you will see), or the gays are. Dan Cathy was not forcing his beliefs upon the gay community, but it seems that the gay community is bombarding Chick-Fil-A with theirs. Knock it off, already!
But my opinion just happens to concur with both Mr. Cathy and Mr. Thoreau, and in this venue I will put it forth. I agree with the Bible and God’s word. I agree that Nature will never go against herself. While I have several friends and relatives that are quietly gay and openly gay, I don’t condemn them for their decided lifestyle. It is not my place. I love them and respect them just the same. The choices that a person makes to guide the direction his or her life takes is his or her choice alone. It is not their mother’s or even their pastor’s decision. The decision lies solely in the heart and mind of the person making it. We have to respect that.
The body parts of the male of any species were meant by creation and/or evolution to fit into the body parts of the female of any like species. Again, period. The act of coitus between the male and female is meant for procreation and in the higher life forms for showing love and affection (and even lust) toward one another. It is normal. It is the natural scheme of things. Thus it is unnatural for a man to have anal sex with another man. It is a misrepresentation of all that is natural. It is going against Nature. The Bible will never go against Nature and vice versa.
Thoreau was an anarchist. He stood up for what he believed in regardless of the cost. He went to great lengths to prove a point. I think that if he were here today, he would support Mr. Cathy’s rights to his own beliefs, but he would also champion the rights of others to be able to live their lives without having someone else’s credo forced down their throats. It goes both ways.
This is an election year. The politicians are stoking the coals of this issue to secure the liberal votes. Has this country sunken so low that we are ready to shelve our values for the sake of preserving a crumbling democracy? Think about it.
©2012 By Del Banks