- How is it that religion has set up acceptable and unacceptable behaviour and how homosexuality could be regarded as a direct insult on traditions and most faiths?
- The text answers this question by stating that every nation has developed some form of law. The purpose of laws is to maintain order with in a society. Therefore these laws legitimatize rules of acceptable and unacceptable behavior. Religion is very similar to nations in that it also has laws, and in not following the acceptable behaviors suggested you risk excommunication. When religion sees a threat to its order, it reacts right away to contain or control it. Homosexuality is a threat to religion. It is considered to not be legitimized, as heterosexuality has been. It has also been written in the bible that homosexuality is sinful and condemns those who engage in homosexual practices. The Christian religion has been in our society for more than two thousand years and therefore has contributed to the shaping of moral order and acceptance in many nations.
- In my experience, I grew up as a Catholic and was taught that homosexuality was wrong. I was also taught that God created and loves everyone equally. I’ve bared witness to a lot of discrimination against homosexual people over the years, and believe that it is wrong to do so. I believe that everyone has a right to love whomever they chose. God does not make mistakes. For people to dissect the bible and point fingers is appalling. The bible says many things that many people don’t follow and to single homosexuality is outrageous. How is it that loving a person of the same sex can be dangerouse to our society?
Hello, my name is Kathleen Deeley. I graduated from Seaquam Secondary School last year and am looking forward to my years in university. I was born and raised in BC, and I have never left the continent. I do hope to travel to other destinations in the future, especially Europe. My favourite family vacation was to Disneyland. My parents took my brother and I to Disneyland 5 times and Disney World 3 times. I love roller coasters. I am a competitive soccer player. This must be hereditary as my father still plays competitively. I also enjoy participating in and watching most sports. I am a quiet and shy person. This summer I worked very hard for Polygon Homes as a sales assistant to earn enough money for my tuition and books this semester. For as long as I can remember I have been fascinated with medicine and am looking forward to becoming a nurse, possibly a surgical nurse. I am taking sociology, because I have heard it is an interesting class, and I have always been interested in society and different cultures. I also think having knowledge of different societies and cultures will help me in my nursing career, as it will help me understand my patients. This summer I went river rafting in Whistler and loved it. Next year I am hoping to go on a three-day river rafting excursion.