Sunday in Outer Blogness: Pride and Joy Edition!
I probably don’t need to tell you that there have been some amazing Gay Pride events recently. Which didn’t go unnoticed by the LDS church. (Sadly, I didn’t get to go — at least not this year.)
On a related note people are analyzing and rethinking their marriages (among other parts of their journey). And in the discussion of why not to save GLBTs from themselves (not all religions do it but the gay/atheist correlation isn’t just a coincidence) — here’s the central conflict:
Without intervention, [Dr. Joseph] Nicolosi said, Stevie had a 75-percent chance of growing up homosexual, bisexual, or transgender.
Whereas with intervention, Stevie can instead grow up with deep-rooted psychological problems and self-loathing, no matter what orientation he has.
Really, the whole doctrine of eternal gender roles is deeply problematic. The problem with modesty/chastity isn’t just the insanity, but rather blaming one person for another’s actions or valuing the human less than the hymen, which leads to reproduction as a punishment. Which, in turn, leads to the question of how this affects families.
Interestingly, this ties in naturally with politics. Ah, that crazy Mormon moment! They have some interesting multicultural issues as well.
Then, there was a small sub-theme of comparative religions, especially invented ones!! I love this video where Muslims use a very familiar argument — exaggerating how ignorant a certain prophet/author must have been in order for his work to be miraculous. (Review this classic for the refutation.)
So, back to listening to God’s favorite musical — have a great week!!!