I stand on the very basic tenets of any religion, and those are 1. "religion must brings us to the divine" not to condemn any group, ethnicity, gender. 2. encouraged faith to a divine power. 3. proliferate love and forgiveness. I am consciously and subconsciously aware that homosexuality and its practices will never be accepted by any religion on earth. NO DEBATE on this. However, the issue of the matter is LIFE. Must I live a life of chastity because it is dictated or self-regulated? To believe in heaven and hell requires faith. My believe of GOD is being aware that there is a greater power above us all.
Most religions at large condemns the LGBT. I accept that. No argument. But in the angle of "humanity" I have all the animal rights to protect myself from any type of persecutions and live what makes me happy. At the end no one has made a trip to heaven or hell, and back. Ang punto ko lang ay ito. Di ba pedeng kung di tanggap ang buhay ng mga katulad ko, wag namang tawaging immoral o makasalanan. Lahat tayo may kwento sa buhay. We cannot impose morality to anyone, that is only to ourselves. Morality or the absence of such is a choice.
But how do we define morality? Religiously? Society? The Constitution? The Bill of Rights, or the Magna Carta from whence it came from? Morality is dual. Moral dualism is the belief of the great complement or conflict between the benevolent and the malignant. It simply implies that there are two moral opposites at work, independent of any interpretation of what might be "moral" and independent of how these may be represented. The moral opposites might, for example exist in a world view which has one god, more than one god, or none. By contrast, ditheism or bitheism implies (at least) two gods. Bitheism implies harmony, ditheism implies rivalry and opposition, such as between good and evil, or bright and dark, or summer and winter. For example, a ditheistic system would be one in which one god is creative, the other is destructive. We can discuss this deeper. But I am not a Theologian. I will not pretend to be.
At the end, this is what I believe: I believe God is divine. He is the greater power that governs us all. What is written of him, about him, is man's perception of HIM. What he dislikes or likes is also man's perception. God hasn't came down to write all Holy Books. If God governs us all, he governs us with logic. We do not have the right to condemn anyone's perception of God. To live LIFE is to live in happiness and love. If we are to live through what is written, as harsh as this may sound, there will be no living at all. I am ready to face God anytime. If he judged me to go to hell I will. But I have to tell this to God before I will journey to hell. God; you created me the way I am? Did you expect me to live otherwise?
Not to add insult to injury, God did not give us religion. He gifted us with faith. If this is not an accurate statement. There should have been ONE religion on earth. So the key is respect, tolerance, love, and acceptance.
Guest Post by AJ