Religion, Religion And Religion Essay

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In Western society, religion plays a vital role in maintaining traditionalism. For instance, growing up as a Christian, I was taught that God loves everyone and forgives us of our sins, but he also condemns homosexuality and gives the consequence for such a lifestyle. Leviticus 20:13 mentions that “If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death. Their blood {shall be} upon them”. Basically, I believe that the Bible is saying that heterosexuality is the only way to living a comfortable and happy life. If one feels sexually attracted or drawn to the same sex, one should consider conversion therapy, ask for forgiveness from the Lord, or confess to the Virgin Mary. If one fails to comply by asking for forgiveness, one has not only committed a sin, but will also face judgement day by going to hell. Considering this theory, I do believe in the Bible and I agree, but I also believe that one should be free to choose who he or she wants to marry or love. That is, no one should be forced to live by what are claimed to be traditional norms and gender roles due to Christianity’s influence on society. We live in a society where one should be free to choose what religion they would like to practice or not and most of all, one should be free to express one’s sexuality without facing tragedies and feelings of oppression due to society’s rules, guidelines, regulations, definition of masculinity, and normality.

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