If science proves that homosexuality is NOT a choice. Where does that leave reli

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  1. crankalicious profile image94
    crankaliciousposted 9 years ago

    If science proves that homosexuality is NOT a choice. Where does that leave religion?

    I ask in this way because if homosexuality is not a choice, then God created homosexuals as they are.

  2. Mr. Happy profile image82
    Mr. Happyposted 9 years ago

    In the gutter, where it has been for centuries ...

  3. amymarie_5 profile image85
    amymarie_5posted 9 years ago

    Hasn't that been proved?  I think I remember hearing that animals can be homosexual.  Animals don't really think they go by their instincts. So they can't really 'choose' can they?
    I could be wrong but it doesn't matter.  Extreme Christians actually believe that dinasours co-existed with humans and that birth control pills are a form of abortion. All the evidence can be staring them right in the face but they won't believe any of it.

  4. nightwork4 profile image60
    nightwork4posted 9 years ago

    same place it has always been, in la la land. most religions preach not to judge others but gays are judged continuously.

  5. onegoodwoman profile image69
    onegoodwomanposted 9 years ago

    If a frog had wings............WHAT does it say about a bird?


    IF is the most unaswered question.

  6. Shahid Bukhari profile image59
    Shahid Bukhariposted 9 years ago

    Since Science has already proven, that Schizophrenia is not by choice ... where does that leave the mentally sick homosexual ... ?

  7. kestrana profile image83
    kestranaposted 9 years ago

    Science has very little influence over a lot of religious thinking. After all, we've pretty concretely proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that the Earth is several billion years old yet there are still plenty of people who believe it's only 6,000-odd years according to a biblical interpretation. Others believe dinosaurs never existed or were contemporaries to early man. The debate over Evolution still rages in many states today. Therefore, any scientific evidence regarding homosexuality would be similarly dismissed.

  8. cooldad profile image60
    cooldadposted 9 years ago

    Then religion will be proven wrong, yet again.  There will be some very angry Southern Baptists when that becomes a press release.

  9. Jarn profile image60
    Jarnposted 9 years ago

    Religion has acted independently of science and reason since its inception. That's kind of the point of organized religion: being able to say you're right and everyone else is wrong because God's got your back.

  10. whoisbid profile image65
    whoisbidposted 9 years ago

    Homosexuality is not a choice. Homosexuals know this and Heterosexuals know that heterosexuality is not a choice.
    Jesus Christ taught that even to lust after another woman is the same as doing the act and so heterosexual men are fornicating continually in their minds and are just as guilty as anyone committing a physical act.
    The bible teaches that if you don't want to be judged for what you do, then do not judge others.
    Those who judge homosexuals and condemn them are treading a very dangerous path for it is written "Condemn not, lest you be condemned"

  11. Jonesy0311 profile image61
    Jonesy0311posted 9 years ago

    I don't think it will matter. Religious zealots still ignore the evidence for evolution by natural selection, the Big Bag Theory, and radio-metric dating. Most religions have never really tried to accept science. Ironically, those which are most closely tied to contemporary physics are the Eastern philosophies. Religion allows people the luxury of "faith" as opposed to using their logic backed up by evidence.

  12. Sychophantastic profile image91
    Sychophantasticposted 9 years ago

    It's interesting how many people are not answering the question (okay, I'm not either). The author didn't ask "Do you think science can prove that homosexuality is NOT a choice." He asked what do you do if it does.

    If you cannot even engage with a question when it is asked fairly directly and choose to obfuscate and answer another question, it's hard to imagine that you are of a mind that can behave in a logical, direct way in the first place.

    To answer the question: religion would be put in a very difficult spot because much religious thinking about homosexuality is based on the assumption that it is a choice. If it were not a choice, that would mean that God, by definition of the creation, approves of homosexuality because he created it. That's assuming you believe in god, of course.

  13. theeaglesrose profile image59
    theeaglesroseposted 9 years ago

    We are inclined to be a myriad of things from birth. I have no doubt that people may be born with certain tendencies to sin. As far as I know, my Bible says we are all born with sin in us. But the Bible tells us what we should do and so forth and so on. Gays are no different than the rest of us. They have chosen to follow their own way. Just as one who chooses be promiscuous, or cuss, or drink or smoke or gossip or what have ya. We choose to do all that we do. It says in the Bible the best way to be is alone like Jesus. So even being heterosexual is not necessarily the "normal" way for any of us. We make our choices in life. Sometimes we give in to our wants and desires and maybe other times we choose to follow a higher standard. Either way, we are making a choice. No one is free from being born complicated and torn and this goes beyond sex. Christians tend to really bash the gay population in a horrible way. But no where in my Bible does it say that there is any sin that God doesn't cover with his grace, except the sin of the unbeliever who has died in that state. And I don't think of Gays as the big sinners of the world. I think of us all as the big sinners of the world. I don't discriminate.

  14. Chris Neal profile image80
    Chris Nealposted 8 years ago

    The same place it has been for centuries, dealing with real people with real problems and their relationships with God.

    The question of God creating certain individuals the way they are is centuries old. Religion adapts and deals (depending on who you're talking to.) The fact is that (at least as far as Christianity is concerned) whether gay people have any choice as to whether to be gay or not, if they want to go to Heaven they must still follow Jesus.

 
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