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Sexaulity - Genes or Choice

07 December 2012, 09:42

Ever since my arrival on N24 and on previous blog site I spent with, I received a lot of criticism for saying one’s sexuality is a choice. I have been labelled as a homophobe by many, Even more suggest that I was closeted homosexual with a dire need of a penis pump  ( Did not know people used it, at least not those how are not comfortable with their body LOL)

Homophobic is described as follow:

Homophobia encompasses a range of negative attitudes and feelings toward homosexuality or people who are identified or perceived as being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT). It can be expressed as antipathy, contempt, prejudice, aversion, or hatred, and may be based on irrational fear.”

So before we get on that horse that I am exhibiting the above, let me clarify. I am not condemning, I don’t hate, think less of a person that is gay. It is to show you the true nature of what sexuality in general is.

Feel  free express your disagreement. The link below demostrates that rights you have.

http://www.info.gov.za/documents/constitution/1996/96cons2.htm#7

Human sexuality is described as follow:

“Human sexuality is the capacity to have erotic experiences and responses. Human sexuality can also refer to the way someone is sexually attracted to another person - which is determined by their sexual orientation - whether it is to the opposite sex (heterosexuality), to the same sex (homosexuality), having both these tendencies (bisexuality), or not being attracted to anyone in a sexual manner (asexuality).”

One’s sexual impacts on cultural, political, legal, and philosophical aspects of life. It can refer to issues of morality, ethics, theology, spirituality, or religion and  have been described as sexually repressive in some cultures

On  preferences

Preference can be notably modified by decision-making processes, such as choices (Brehm, 1956; Sharot, De Martino, & Dolan, 2009), even in an unconscious way (see Coppin, Delplanque, Cayeux, Porcherot, & Sander, 2010).

"Preference" may also refer to non-choices, such as genetic and biological explanations for one's preference. Sexual orientation, for example, is no longer considered a sexual preference by most individuals, but is debatable based on philosophical and/or scientific ideas.

  • Brehm, J.W. (1956). Post-decision changes in desirability of choice alternatives. Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology, 52, 384-389.
  • Coppin, G., Delplanque, S., Cayeux, I., Porcherot, C., & Sander, D. (2010). I’m no longer torn after choice: How explicit choices can implicitly shape preferences for odors. Psychological Science, 21, 489-493.

On Orientation

Orientation may refer to:

1.      Orientation (mental), a function of the mind

2.      Sexual orientation, the direction of an individual's sexuality with respect to the sex of the persons the individual finds sexually attractive

Sexual orientation is listed as :

Sexual orientation describes an enduring pattern of attraction—emotional, romantic, sexual, or some combination of these—to persons of the opposite sex, the same sex, or to both sexes, as well as the genders that accompany them.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sexual_orientation.

There were many reasons given on what the “cause”is.  The animal kingdom was used as several species exhibit homosexual behaviours and happens regularly in nature and considered natural. Humus is classified in the phylogenetic tree as humans falls into the animal kingdom and therefor normal behaviour. The hypothalamus, being left handed etc has been blamed. The majority infer to the “genetic” cause of one’s sexuality.

On the Gene factor

There are many a research done on it and the ones below show the uncertainty relating to that theory

http://discovermagazine.com/2007/jun/born-gay

“Our best guess is that multiple genes, potentially interacting with environmental influences, explain differences in sexual orientation."

http://www.scienceagogo.com/news/20050028000623data_trunc_sys.shtml

So the question is raised; “Is homosexuality a choice?” Two answers “No” and “Yes.”

“No:

Proponents of homosexuality prefer this answer because it provides a desired effect to the effect of that it removes personal responsibility for one’s actions as it implies that one cannot be condemned for their actions.

This is why the “gay gene” is sought since if it is proven that homosexuality is genetically predestined the “No” answer would be established.

Even Atheists claim that we are all natural born Atheists.

Applying the aforementioned personal philosophy we note that the premise behind the “No” answer is the “…born this way” premise which asserts just that, “I was born this way therefore, you cannot condemn me.” Is the premise valid? Why is being born a certain way license to carry out certain (allegedly inborn) actions, attitudes, etc.?

In order to get the idea behind this objection to the premise think of the various ways in which we are born: we are born bedwetters, we are born crying until we get what we want, we are born selfish, reluctant to share, greedy, etc. Are these and other naturally inborn things to be socially acceptable into adulthood, to be encouraged, celebrated and indorsed

Yes

The argument is that most of society and/or the world have now come to accept homosexuality as normal, natural, moral, etc. and so homosexuality can no longer be condemned.

Before responding, note the reason why this is the only argument available: the reason is the difference between morality and ethics. Yes, these terms are, unfortunately, used interchangeably but in reality the concepts behind them are not:

Morality refers to the mores which are mere descriptions of that which people do.

Ethics refers to the ethos which actually prescribes that which people ought to do.”

So how do one reach the conclusion that it is a choice?

If a person make an inflammatory statement which correlates homosexuality with pedophilia or bestiality, the following might happen.

“The militant pro-homosexual activist will point out your fallacy which is that there is a huge difference between homosexuality, pedophilia and bestiality. That difference is that homosexuality denotes two consenting adults (side note: why just two and why adults—is this not restrictive?) whilst pedophilia and bestiality imply some form or level of authoritative manipulation as the child and animal do not—with informed forethought and knowledge—consciously consent.

This is perfectly logical.”

Great and I agree with it…

“The claim was that the difference is that homosexuality denotes two consenting adults. What is consent? It is permission for something to happen or agreement to do something. Consent, by definition and necessity, implies choice. Therefore, homosexuality is a choice.”

That is as easy as that…

Then we must distinguish between impulse and action. Someone might be born with impulses towards homosexuality Carrying out that impulse into an action is a whole other story. A person may look at a another person and feel an impulse of sexual attraction towards them. And I quote

“However, in order to engage in the act of sex a very large series of decisions is made: the decision to approach them, their decision to respond favorably, the decision to find somewhere to be amorous, the decision to travel there, the decision to remove articles of clothing, etc., etc., etc.”

 So more thoughts on the “choice” factor, as listed in the link below

“Ask a homosexual activist which political party to support of for which politician to vote and they will answer to the effect of: the one that supports/accepts/endorses homosexuality.

Ask them what is right and wrong, what is good and evil, what is ethical and unethical and they will answer to the effect of: whatever supports/accepts/endorses homosexuality.

Ask them which is the true theology, which holy book is the actual word of God and they will answer to the effect of: the one that supports/accepts/endorses homosexuality

Or consider “Gay Pride”: imagine basing your self worth, your identity, etc. on the gender of personage with whom you have sex.”

http://www.examiner.com/article/is-homosexuality-a-choice-1

Now ask yourself again what do a person loss to admit one’s sexuality was indeed a choice.

I have lost anything by It. One might get criticism for it if it doesn’t conform the to “normal” however, to blame other things for it seen childish. And it is against the law for a person to engage into a sexual act with a “child”. The “child”  here is one that uses illogical point to justify its decision making.

As listed above, the Constitution is clear on what is rights a person has.  As we discussed it on my previous article  named “Pro choice is anti science”; the majority responded saying “I have the right to do with my body as I choose”. I agree, then this should be enough to realize that one sexuality is a choice.

PS, yesterday I saw an old friend I met on Letterdash, and we had a fall out on this matter many years ago. I met some new ones and familiar ones on N24, so I encourage you to comment constructively and not go around swearing like a little child because you just realized something about what you are and what caused it.

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