- Category: Asexuality 101
- Published on Friday, 15 July 2011 18:20
- Written by Lara Landis
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Few people will bother to ask is Asexuality wrong. They often ask if it is a disorder, what the causes of it are, and a few extremely rude individuals will ask if a person has had their hormones checked or gone to get treated. A state of being is not a moral issue on its own. It simply defines a person. There is still a lot of heated debate over the morality of homosexuality and it is far from settled.
There are people who will say that procreation is part of god's plan for a person's life and not acting upon this plan is sinful, but this is a personal attitude. Even if there is a chapter and verse that a person can use to justify this attitude, the person spouting it rarely gives one. (It is not uncommon for many people professing a religion to not read their Holy Books). Even people who say Asexuality is a sin – and they do exist – are missing the point when they say not to act upon it. Asexuals who do not want sex will act upon it. Failure to act in a sexual manner is not a conscious decision. It is simply who they are. Acting upon Asexuality does not cause anyone to commit a sin in most religions.
To ask if Asexuality is wrong on religious grounds ultimately involves circular logic, at least in Christianity. To the author's knowledge, there is only one Christian denomination that requires marriage before a person can get into the highest degree of Heaven. Protestants and Catholics often accuse the denomination that holds this position, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, of not being Christian in the first place.
No one on the staff of Asexual News is a theologian, but people should not have to worry about Asexuality being wrong or right. Asexual News welcomes any additional comments or commentary.