Thursday, November 15, 2012

Gay Marriage - the Bane of Alien Prudes

So I'm trying to figure out this whole gay marriage thing - or rather, the uproar against it.

Let's start by saying I'm agnostic, which means I have no idea if god exists, and if he / she / it does, what the deal is. But it seems to me that a universally accepted truth amongst religious people is that god created everything and everyone. So why would he create people to be gay if being gay is evil and wrong? Does he just want people to spent their life torn and tortured? Isn't love supposed to be a good thing? I just don't understand the logic behind it, and in addition to the capacity for love, god gave us a capacity to think.

OK, the Bible says homosexuality is wrong. So what? It also says the Sun goes around the Earth. The nearest thing I can figure is that it all comes from the tale of Sodom and Gomorrah. Just for fun, let's take the Erich von Däniken apporach and assume that the angels in that story were actually aliens. What if a ship of sexually repressed aliens came down to Earth, went to visit the old-testament equivalent of San Fransico, and some guys tried to get it on with them? The cosmic prudes got pissed off and nuked Sodom and Gomorrah off the face of the Earth, stopping briefly to turn a poor old lady into salt just out of spite. Ancient man makes a bible story out of it, and gay marriage becomes evil. Just think about it. If only the aliens were a little more comfortable with their own sexuality, we'd have gay marriage today, no problem. Hell, gerbil love might even be mainstream.

I have to admit, I've always been confused by homosexuality, because it makes evolutionary sense that we would want to procreate the species. But what if gayness is actually a natural social defense against overpopulation, keeping the sex drive going in the gene pool without filling up the planet with even more mouths to feed? Maybe god even had a hand in making that happen.

Something to think about. Either way, for fucks sake, love your children, whatever their preferences are.


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chelle hanna said...

"Love thy neighbor" was broad enough to include all neighbors, no matter sexual orientation, race, culture or creed. It meant that if aliens moved in next door, to embrace them. Personally, a hug from someone not human might just make the difference some days.

Tony LaRocca said...

That's very true. There are people out there who deserve a good hug.