As usual I was browsing through discussion forums on Amazon (trolling for books to read of course) when a particular discussion caught my eye on whether incestuous love i.e. “true love” between a sister and brother can be considered really bad. I don’t really understand what the author of the post was aiming for i.e. whether to get titles of books that featured “love” between siblings or whether he/she wanted someone to reassure him/her that “love” between a brother and sister is acceptable. I was shocked to say the least even though I had come across a couple of articles earlier this year on true stories about siblings who have had sexual relationships with one another and didn’t think they had done anything wrong and wanted to get their message across to the world.
I am just amazed at the audacity of us human beings to come out and start pestering everyone around them to believe or at least start planting the seeds of doubt in their minds on whatever skewed version of reality that person might be living in. I am NOT stating that change is a bad thing. But there should come a point where we should be able to draw the line and say when enough is enough. I mean come on! Having sex with your own brother or sister? *shudders at the mere thought*
I can’t even fathom the reason why someone would want to form a sexual relationship with their own blood relative. But I guess as it is the norm with us human beings, what is forbidden always seems more enticing and what entices us always tends to land us in shit loads of trouble.
Regardless of religion or culture, there should be a line that separates us from existing as mere animals and act upon the intelligence we have been equipped with to differentiate between right and wrong, to differentiate between modes of behavior acceptable for humans rather than succumbing to every forbidden desire that rises within us and prove once and for all that we deserve to be labeled as human beings instead of falling into the realms of shocking animalistic behavior as socially and culturally expected of us.
totally agree with you …
“shudders at the thought” pretty much sums it up … not only is it a nausea inducing thought but i read that it is genetically disastrous for procreating as a species as well …
but we human are born capable of all evil …
where one draws the line other will move it …
lets hope this never permeate in to our society or neighborhood …
Yup let us hope so!
But I guess before the end of our species as we know it comes calling, all this and more will fester in our societies and no one would frown upon such heinous acts, just like homosexuality has become the norm. One day people would pass bills in the parliaments calling for acceptance and the rights of the people to exercise their freedom in coupling with one’s own brother or sister or to go even further with their own parent? Even on the discussion forum many expressed their views that as long as the sex between them is consensual they don’t find any problem with it. Today Josef Fritzl might be frowned upon but tomorrow he is going to be someone’s hero. Pretty nauseating!
you say “mere animals” as if we aren’t “mere animals”.
we defecate into a toilet bowl, not on the ground- that makes us, for you, different from animals.
we eat with a spoon and fork, instead of bare hands, that makes us different, in your eyes.
we communicate with language, as opposed to animals that communicate through other means that we most of the time cannot even comprehend – so that makes us different?
what i see is this – we shit, eat, breathe, and communicate, just like all the other animals in the world. we are not really that different.
there are animals that stray from the norm in the wild, just like humans who stray from their norms.
And what about the intelligence that we are equipped with to differentiate right from wrong? Doesn’t that make us different from mere animals? Yes we do shit, eat, breathe and communicate, but as humans we move forward. There was a time when we used to defecate on the ground, eat from our hands and communicated through grunts, hand gestures and other forms. Then we existed as “mere animals” but we evolve and move forward and progress because of our intelligence and that dunkin donut is why I believe we should rise above and prove we are strong enough to resist such behavior. Yes, the capacity to do good and evil is great in us human beings. Doesn’t mean that we have to blithely follow evil wherever it may take us.
“no one would frown upon such heinous acts, just like homosexuality has become the norm.”
Homosexuality is a heinous act? Get your facts straight.
I don’t care how much you liberal folks try to paint homosexuality otherwise, I will always believe it to be a heinous act that should not be committed by human beings. Being a tolerant and free society doesn’t mean that we have to forgo our religion and deep seated values of morality just because the West and East alike campaign towards implanting in our thoughts that sexual acts committed between members of the same sex is permissible. I don’t have to get my facts straight. It is a prohibited act in most of the religions and there is a reason that it is so.
And everyone is entitled to their opinion. Doesn’t mean that you can post comments that belittle their opinions!
“Being a tolerant and free society doesn’t mean that we have to forgo our religion and deep seated values of morality just because the West and East alike campaign towards implanting in our thoughts that sexual acts committed between members of the same sex is permissible.”
If you don’t want to forego religion, then why talk about “being tolerant”? You mean you are happy in your “personal selective standards of morality” (Islam) and impose it on the rest of Maldivians?
If you are really straight, then behold, when we gays come to power, we will make sure you will never ever get laid with the partner of your choice. How’s that for an “opinion” coming from us gays?
How will it be like to find yourself on the “other side of the fence”? I mean, the victim? You heteros take everything for granted but our day will come soon…
I am not enforcing my opinions on the rest of the Maldivians. It is you homosexuals that want to enforce “understanding” and “acceptance” of your behavior as the so called “victims” to the rest.
This is my blog. Here I will express my views and opinions. And no one can make me say any different.