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rhetorical question

If religion and science in the Bahai faith are two wings for the balance of society to be able to fly!
Why is it that the Faith does not accept the current findings of science that homosexuality is not a choice for everyone?
To answer my own question 'sex after marriage' is the real issue and religion states that marriage is between a man and woman.
How does the Faith reconcile the science and its current attitude?
Not reconciling the debate with arguments like "It's not natural."
I find this kind of debate is often superficial and leads to being judgmental. Society is not bound by the natural world, we have developed tools that allow us to escape the confines of nature as the Faith also states.

My story is i became aware of the Faith as a 21yo in 1971, i made my 'declaration' in this year. I identified with the Hippy counter-culture at this time.
It was years later that i found out that my declaration was never registered.
This put me in extremely embarrassing situations and when i tried to sign up later on was told that i was immature. I don't know what this person was referring to but i was so destroyed as a 35yo inner city professional that i was unable to respond and ask what she meant.
This was 15 years ago and i have not gone back to trying to be a Bahai and part of a community that i was not able to be a part of.
Perhaps i could have lived a lie but i like to be open and honest with myself and the world, with humour and tact of course.
God Bless Us all
Thanks

 

Jeff

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