It’s well known that nearly every religion has a very strict code defining who can have sex with who. This was something I never needed to worry about though since I was not having sex with anyone.
As my religious beliefs faded away, I was looking for a new system to live by. I wanted a moral code that made sense and I always stood by the idea that by necessity, there must be objective morality. It can’t be simply a subjective opinion, or otherwise it would just be an illusion.
I made a list of the things I considered to be bad, wrong, or evil. My list included killing, lying, stealing, raping and generally causing pain to someone. I could see the logic in causing a small amount of pain in order to prevent greater pain. For example pulling on the leash of a dog to keep it from running into the street and being hit by a car. I established reasons for why I believed each of these things were wrong. In general they all cause some sort of pain whether psychical or emotional.
However, other people had a different idea of morality. I soon learned that I no longer felt the same way about the many things that Christians labeled as a sin.
Gay marriage turned into a huge debate. I found it quite interesting that people had an issue with it. I wondered why people wanted to marry someone of the same gender but I had no argument against it. I also wondered why other people were getting angry at marriage being “redefined”.
It looked to me as if the fighting over the homosexuality and gay marriage debate was a distraction from bigger problems. I was actually more concerned with another issue entirely.
My concern was finding out that not only had abortion been legal in America since 1973, but that the federal government was actually funding it.
A dangerous question popped into my head: Why are the babies being conceived in the first place if they are only going to be intentionally killed?
And then I realized, those heterosexuals can’t stop sexing. They’re like addicted or something. My thought was: “Maybe it would be better if everyone was gay.”
The most important thing I noticed is that a secular person is able to look at at sexual orientations in terms of what causes them or perhaps more importantly, the effects on society as a whole. The bad news was that the majority of people were heterosexual. Anything seemed better than a system which caused massive reproduction of children who were inevitably going to suffer in this life which was full of sex but absent of love.