Being gay is okay in the bible but acting upon it is not. It's not an abomination either so it doesn't mean auto-hell and it doesn't make the person irredeemable. Your dad should better study his own religion :U
Gay means (or at least used to mean) happy. I'm not sure why people changed it. It used to be one of my favorite words. But now, if I say it around anyone, they're all like, "*snickersnicker* YOU SED GAAYYYYYYYYY!!!!" Nowadays, gay means homosexual. And at times, it means guys that in someway act/look/dress like a "girl".
Ah Catholicism and God Personally its what a lot of people summarized about gay in the previous comments are more or less it.
However I feel that there is something against this...gay. I'm not a sexist but I really think if you start putting sexism into religion it can be a troublesome issue ._. (I'm sorry for saying this) I think your father is a bit harsh on this even if he is really religious, I can be really religious at times too but I think people who chose to be gay is due to the fact that we have free will that was given by God. If you remember that from your father's lectures/preachings/teachings he should have said that (this is one of the important things that God gave us), God had given us the free will to do what we want and what we feel is right. I mean, if you truly love that person who is the same gender as you, free will, love that person.
Its true that in the Catholic religion we do not really accept gay-ism but I feel that we should. I think there was a time where one of the churches accepted the fact that some of their believers were gay and welcomed them back.
Btw, make sure your father doesn't go about saying that sentence to other religious people... Some might end up bible thumping him.Just saying, Bible thumping is basically testing your religious belief by using a bible and finding faults to test your faith (I hate those people, I'm sorry)
and once again I have spouted nonsense in another post which probably doesn't make sense to anybody
Kurt Cobain said "Everyone is gay", if he was right it sounds like your dad has a low opinion of everyone, even himself. If i were you i would tell your dad that you still love and accept him even though he is gay.
-If this is the definition you want, then you run into the problem over the fact that arousal is a physiological response which has been proven to not necessarily connected to the intrinsic conceptualization of attraction idea. The evidence is the "Asexual female study", "A Sex Difference in the specificity of sexual arousal", "Determinants of Sexual Arousal and the Accuracy of its Self-Estimation in Sexually Functional Males", and many more studies which shows that physiological arousal does not always matches up with subjective arousal.
2.To enjoy the mechanism
-Well, if we are to base it off this definition. You run into problems when you consider the fact that it is entirely possible to enjoy the mechanism of a sexual activities without being attracted to the stimulator (sex toys, people, etc.) One example is people who needs to full-fill their sexual needs and they get excited when they go against their sexuality intentionally even though he/she isn't attracted from the intrinsic conceptualized feelings of the gender. You also run into the problem of disassociated connection from fantasy to reality as it's entirely possible to be asexual and still fantasizes sexual activities. Not to mention this discounts virgins.
3. Enjoyment of the arousal trigger through external stimulis
-This ignores the fact that it's possible to enjoy the arousal without ever associating with the 'desire' to have sex. The fact undermines the validity of the claim. Not to mention that it's entirely possible to enjoy being stimulated by a sex object or fantasy or other without feeling attracted.
It would fall under 1 and 3 if traits are body features and shows stimulation from external stimulis, but if traits were personality, then you'd have to add platonic or pan to the mix I guess. You should take a look at platonic and panromance/pansexual.
that's what i do when my mom starts lecturing me about god and stuff. usually the subject comes up when i don't do something she wants me to do.ugh, i swear it's the same thing over and over.it gets really anoying sometimes.so i just pretend i'm listening but am actually thinking about using the laptop!lol!and the best part about it is that she doesn't suspect a thing.
It still surprises me when people think sexuality is a choice.
-Semantics would allow you to argue this position if we are to equate sexual behaviors to sexual attraction and there are people who don't really act on their abstract conceptualized attraction (sexual attraction tends to be relative to each people and their perception is abstract).
Depends on what perspective would you like me to consider. Deterministic or based on who you have sex with? If the case is that sexually attracted means being attracted into engaging with the same sex based upon decisions and I have to stick from the based from who you have sex with, then yes it is possible to make a case that sexuality is a choice if we are to assume sexual attraction is determined from sexual behaviors. If we look to the meaning of attracted.
------ Cause to come to a place or participate in a venture by offering something of interest, favorable conditions, or opportunities - a campaign to attract more visitors to West Virginia - he hoped this strategy would attract foreign investment by multinationals
Evoke (a specified reaction) - I did not want to attract attention - his criticism of the government attracted widespread support
Cause (someone) to have a liking for or interest in something - I was attracted to the idea of working for a ballet company
Cause (someone) to have a sexual or romantic interest in someone - it was her beauty that attracted him
Exert a force on (an object) that is directed toward the source of the force
The first definition would allow rooms for sexuality to be based from sexual behaviors instead of the concept of intrinsic feelings of attraction under the last definition.
In short to say, I do not believe in much with respect to sexuality as I'm more interested into factual analysis than beliefs. You'd have to tell me the question in relative to what belief in order for me to answer because I have a lot more than this to tell you.
Yeah they both fit. The second one I mentioned can arguably go like this. I am sexually interested into this dildo, but I am not 'sexually attracted (in the sense of what most people seems to assume)' to this dildo. So there's that.
When I mean attracted I mean in the sense of some men like women with blond hair, or women with large breasts. Its what they like, for very little rhyme and reason. Now lets say women with brown hair utterly disgusts someone, they can't even stand the idea of being with them. Its their biggest turn off, ect ect. Is that a choice they have or is that just their tastes and who they are?