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Homosexuality – Spiritual Meaning And Causes

Homosexuality - Spiritual Meaning And Causes

Homosexuality represents the sexual attraction and interest in members of one’s own sex. The term lesbianism is used as a synonym for female homosexuality, whereas gay is frequently used as a synonym for a homosexual.

Bisexuality refers to people who are comfortable with both homosexual and heterosexual relationships.

Statistics

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The percentage of American adults identifying as gay, lesbian, transgender, or bisexual increased to 4.5 percent in 2017, up from 4.1 percent in 2016 and 3.5% in 2015.

In the United Kingdom, there are over 480,000 gay women and men as well as 245,000 bisexual people.

Presently, about 43 percent of American think homosexual relations between consenting adults should not be legal while 50 percent say they should. However, when it comes to job opportunities, most of the Americans believe that homosexuals should have equal rights.

Health Risks

Homosexual activists insist that homosexual relationships are the equivalent in every way to their heterosexual counterparts. They also attempt to portray their lifestyle as healthy and normal. But, the reality is quite opposite.

For instance, according to a CDC study which was conducted in sexually transmitted disease clinics in 5 major American cities, the rate of new HIV infections among men who have sex with men is 900 percent higher than among men and heterosexual women.

The main reason why gay men have higher rates of HIV is anal sex. According to research, the average HIV transmission rate during anal sex is approximately 18 times higher than the rate during vaginal intercourse.

According to statistics, “men who have sex with men and inject drugs” and “men who have sex with men” together accounted for about 63% of the cumulative total of male AIDS patients.

Moreover, gay, lesbian, and bisexual adults have a disproportionately high risk of heart disease and other cardiac problems, when compared with heterosexuals, according to a study done at the Baptist Health South Florida Clinic in Miami.

Another study that analyzed tens of thousands of gay obituaries and compared them with AIDS deaths data from the CDC, the life expectancy for homosexuals is about 20 years shorter than that of the general public.

Causes

There is no consensus among researchers regarding the exact reasons why a person develops a bisexual, heterosexual, lesbian, or gay orientation.

Additionally, many psychologists think that the development of homosexual desires is occasionally rooted in an individual’s upbringing.

A 2016 research by the University of California was presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics in Baltimore and it studied 37 sets of identical male twins who were born with the same genetic blueprint. The scientists established that 20% of identical twins are both gay.

Another study which was published online in the June 16 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and conducted at the Stockholm Brain Institute at the Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute, concluded that the brains of gay women and men were wired differently than the brains of heterosexual people of the same sex.

Spiritual Meaning Of Homosexuality

From a parapsychological point of view, homosexual traits represent the negative sequelae of metempsychosis (a concept in Greek philosophy that is related to reincarnation and the transmigration of the soul). However, they only appear in very few cases.

The spirit, in its temporal journey of reincarnations, gets the status of a woman or a man by turn. This way, the spirit has the opportunity to gain a varied, complex experience in reincarnations.

Compared to a man, a woman might be considered disadvantaged due to her multiple hardships – her destiny includes several tasks which a man is exempt from, such as pregnancy, childbirth, childbed, and breastfeeding.

The Divine Creator, in His kindness and wisdom, wanted the spirits to change their earthly sex in various temporal stages, according to those established by the celestial (karmic) laws.

If the spirit has experienced a woman status in its previous incarnation and now returns to a new incarnation as a man, it keeps the old feature of femininity in its subconscious, which now manifests itself vaguely but persistently.

The individual’s behavior will be influenced by the reception of a stimulus to the consciousness or, even more so, of an organic impulse sent from the depths of his being. The subject, now born as a man, is unaware of the origin of this ancestral impulse and may be attracted to another man.

Similarly, the opposite phenomenon occurs when a subject’s previous incarnation was that of a man and now returns as a woman. In this situation, under the impulse-reminiscent of the previous incarnation, the former man, presently dressed up by destiny as a woman, may feel an abnormal attraction to another woman.

In addition, homosexuality has become a habit and a learned behavior. It has been scientifically proven that learning enhances the deviant behavior, the increasing proximity to the subject of passion.

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Any skill was initially a “conscious action”, and its transformation into automated action is the result of exercise, the repetition of the deviant stereotype. This action is often irreversible, a one-way road.

These psychological aspects illustrate the major negative contribution of pathological learning (coupled with the virtual ancestral factor) to the stabilization of this sexual inversion behavior.

William James, American philosopher (1842-1910) and founder of pragmatism, recommends to let go of negative passions, replacing them with more positive passions. He states: “Just as a human being can avoid something thinking that it’s evil, he could also avoid it thinking that another thing is good.”

In the theory of passions, Spinoza shows that we can remove the harmful passions if we reflect on them. What does it mean to think of a passion? It means that when we pay attention to emotions, they disseminate, fade, dissolve.

References

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0176007
https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/19640804.pdf

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