Homosexuality
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(06-23-2012, 11:26 PM)Melkite Wrote: They may be similar, but I don't think they are the same.  Among heterosexuals, I presume the friendship has a sense of disinterestedness to it.  That doesn't really exist with homosexuals, or, it can go beyond just that at least.  There is a non-procreative, exclusive commitment to eachother that doesn't exist among heterosexual male friendships.  Or, at least not to the same extent.  Think Greek "pure" love, just not sexualized in its truest form.
That sounds like an attempt to satisfy a sexual desire without being unchaste. Heterosexuals do the same thing, with women. However, it should be carefully monitored lest it become an occasion of sin.

The friendship of Jonathan and David for example would be the friendship I was referencing, where two men become "brothers".


Quote:I see your point, but I think you give our biology too much credit.  To ascribe everything we do and feel to our biological impulses is to make us animals with souls, even while acknowledging everything we do and feel has a biological component.
Look at the ideal holy life, that of a monastic. I think the holiness is exclusion of all the worldly desires is indicative of the nature of those desires.


Quote:We're more than that, though.  So a kiss may have a purely biological function that originated in mating, and the biological aspect originates in procreation, yet our soul has turned it into something entirely different.
But it is still basically a way to test a potential mate (I forget the details, but kissing is more complex than it seemed to me).

Quote:Our soul makes an art out of it, in much the same way we can put random sounds together to make a symphony, or random tools, shapes and colors to make an item with a function become a piece of art.  I think my description doesn't rob humanity of its flesh, but rather yours identifies an aspect of something as principally from the flesh when it really is principally of the soul.

I think it is part of being human, which has a body and a soul. Because of sin, it is difficult to really analyze them as ideals. Perhaps the Resurrection will show us the holiness of the body and soul in the way we could not know now.

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Messages In This Thread
Homosexuality - by salus - 06-22-2012, 10:25 PM
Re: Homosexuality - by Mithrandylan - 06-22-2012, 10:26 PM
Re: Homosexuality - by Walty - 06-22-2012, 10:32 PM
Re: Homosexuality - by salus - 06-22-2012, 10:40 PM
Re: Homosexuality - by formerbuddhist - 06-22-2012, 10:53 PM
Re: Homosexuality - by formerbuddhist - 06-22-2012, 10:54 PM
Re: Homosexuality - by DrBombay - 06-22-2012, 11:03 PM
Re: Homosexuality - by salus - 06-22-2012, 11:13 PM
Re: Homosexuality - by WesternWarrior - 06-23-2012, 12:18 AM
Re: Homosexuality - by cgraye - 06-23-2012, 12:21 AM
Re: Homosexuality - by cgraye - 06-23-2012, 12:27 AM
Re: Homosexuality - by WesternWarrior - 06-23-2012, 12:30 AM
Re: Homosexuality - by Crusading Philologist - 06-23-2012, 12:59 AM
Re: Homosexuality - by Lycorth - 06-23-2012, 01:08 AM
Re: Homosexuality - by jovan66102 - 06-23-2012, 03:18 AM
Re: Homosexuality - by Aragon - 06-23-2012, 04:28 AM
Re: Homosexuality - by Sondaar - 06-23-2012, 04:49 AM
Re: Homosexuality - by LoyalVIews - 06-23-2012, 08:13 AM
Re: Homosexuality - by cgraye - 06-23-2012, 10:23 AM
Re: Homosexuality - by Historian - 06-23-2012, 10:36 AM
Re: Homosexuality - by Melkite - 06-23-2012, 11:28 AM
Re: Homosexuality - by Historian - 06-23-2012, 11:46 AM
Re: Homosexuality - by Lycorth - 06-23-2012, 11:57 AM
Re: Homosexuality - by Melkite - 06-23-2012, 12:05 PM
Re: Homosexuality - by Historian - 06-23-2012, 12:16 PM
Re: Homosexuality - by SLCFranciscan - 06-23-2012, 01:41 PM
Re: Homosexuality - by salus - 06-23-2012, 03:04 PM
Re: Homosexuality - by Crusading Philologist - 06-23-2012, 05:20 PM
Re: Homosexuality - by Walty - 06-23-2012, 05:43 PM
Re: Homosexuality - by Vetus Ordo - 06-23-2012, 06:33 PM
Re: Homosexuality - by Melkite - 06-23-2012, 11:26 PM
Re: Homosexuality - by Historian - 06-24-2012, 01:00 AM



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