Swami Gulagulaananda said:
"I wonder how people call homosexuality natural"
Let me begin by saying that this post is not intended to hurt the sentiments of gay people and/or unhappy people. But I am really curious about the curious (and bi curious) case of ... well, queer people.
Let me be honest. I find it rather queer. I am no well learned person, nor have I done research. So, I'll use simple logic - Nature has two types of organisms in higher life... Males and Females. And they are to be attracted to each other, so that they mate and procreate. Attraction is in order to bring them closer, with the intent of procreation.
Now, this would mean that it is necessary for attraction to be between the opposite sex. And that's why I find it queer to see attraction among people of the same sex. And that's why I find it unnatural.
Next question - If it is was not unnatural, you should have seen homosexual behaviour in at least some other animal as well. If you do find some references to this, please post comments. And don't bother giving me the gay penguin example. Yeah, one of the penguins ditched the other when the female came up. I think that penguin had become gay due to lack of choice - like how many prisoners end up in jails... I am asking for an example where an animal had plenty of opposite sex partners, and CHOSE to be gay.
[Ashwin provided this link. Interesting read: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homosexual_behavior_in_animals]
If you say 'It's about emotional bonding and not just procreation' then I would say 'Perhaps'. Because I am talking strictly in terms of physical attraction.
I also wonder why HIV/AIDS is on the rise among homosexual people - What's the reason for 8% Indians who are involved in M2M to be afflicted by HIV/AIDS while the rest of the population are only at 1% ? I mean, don't the same rules of safe sex apply? (I got this statistics from BBC)
Anyway, personally I find it weird to see guys kissing guys - but hell, it's their life. So, if you have an opinion (or no opinion), go ahead and participate in this poll. Just to see what other people think. Don't bother telling me about 'Freedom of Expression' and 'Democracy'. I'll either yawn or barf.
(This post is basically a response to the health minister backtracking after making comments - Mr Minister... Please grow a spine and stick to your points)