Saturday, February 20, 2010
Gays should become monks and lesbians should become nuns
I had a very interesting (or more like pissing off) discussion yesterday over lunch with two interesting (in a negative way :P) friends. One of the guys was asking me why I haven’t been going to Catholic Church with them lately (yeah, by the way I am Catholic lol). So I told him that I am busy and I am kinda having some issues, questioning Catholicism and whatnot. But I still go to the other church (kinda Anglican) from time to time. So he started asking me what exactly I am questioning and I told him about some of the stuff then I lastly asked him “what are the views of the Catholic Church surrounding homosexuality?” (coz I once heard that they believe homosexuals are diseased, need a lot of prayers and should practice celibacy…)
So He told me: “Gays should become monks and lesbians should become nuns” He said that this is what Catholicism believes. So I told him “this is BS!!!” (Bull Shit lol) and then tried joking him saying that this is something they’d enjoy. “Imagine! All gays together in one place – the monastery – and all the lesbians together too!”
He laughed, saying that this should not happen, bla bla bla. He wanted us to talk more about this topic – yeah right! He’s trying to bring me closer to his views but I left the dining hall and told him we’d discuss that later… it pissed me off a bit.
What do you, guys, think of this?
Back to me and my religion. Well, I believe in God (God of Love, as Josh would say). I also happen to be Christian (coz I was born in a Christian family) and a Catholic one too. I enjoy my religion and strongly believe in it. At the time, I’d like to be Christian – full stop. Jesus came to unite us, not to make us have various divisions within Christianity, I believe. I respect my religion and background. From Catholicism, I take what makes sense to me and kinda leave out those things that may sound illogical, in my opinion. (Excuse my preachiness)
For instance, I accept the theory of evolution- I can see how both evolution and God’s creation of Man can coexist (I look at the story of Adam and Eve, for example, as a legend that God used to simplify the complexity of His creation so we can easily understand and relate to what He has done…)
These are just my thoughts... I’d love to see what you guys think!!!
Anyway, I have been so unproductive yesterday and I wish I had studied a bit.
By the way I am going out tonight with my college counsellor and 2 other friends (Drama Queen and the guy I hate – after having loved for some time last year). It’s gonna be like a retreat for us coz we agreed on helping her (the college counsellor) in proctoring a pre-SAT this morning (8:30 am till noon) for the first year students. We’ll go to the mall in the afternoon, then have dinner and watch a movie – it should be fun! (anything that makes me go off-campus is Fun!) lol
So I will be unproductive tomorrow too. FML :P
I am off to go now, and help her out…
Hope you guys have good plans for the weekend!
Have fun and stay safe!