Re: Hindu Morality
Ok if he really wants to harm himself we cannot stop him, but we must stop him from promoting that to others like gay parades, tv programmes,magazines etc...
Originally Posted by Arjuna
Depends on how do you define "hide"... People can know that he is a gay but he shouldnt show his gayness in the public and tell us how proud he is to be gay, thats my opinion.
Agree regarding promotion. However i don't think it's socially good to hide these things, as they only take more ugly and violent forms when hidden. Pedophilia and homosexuality among monks and priests is a good example.
It is natural that people get jealous when someone tries to have sex with his mate. They feel harmed and humbled if their cheat on them. Only a minority would be content with his/her mate having sex with others. I think those people are disturbed, they lost their natural instinct. No wonder most cultures and religions have conscious that adultery is wrong. You admitted that hindu scriputeres also says that adultery is sinful.
Wife or husband is NOT a property of her/his partner. If sex is done upon mutual feeling it is *natural*, that simple. I don't say it is better to have sex outside marriage (it may be or may be not), but state the right of any person to do as he/she wills.
All this stuff around adultery was developed to keep people under control. It has nothing to do with religion and spirituality.
Sin is transgression of gods law, in the bible it is sinful, i dont know how it is in hinduism, i dont know all hindu scriptures but thats why im hear, to learn....
Regarding homosexuality, it is unnatural, but i don't see any reason why it should be taken as a sin or whatsoever. In Tantrism it makes difference, but many other Hindu philosophies should not have any troubles with homosexuality (if social matters are taken aside). Moreover, in some sects homosexuality is considered as normal, especially in north vaishnavism.
btw, some christian sects also consider homosexuality as normal
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