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TOK presentation- why is gay marriage so disputable?
Transcript of TOK presentation- why is gay marriage so disputable?
Candidate name: Anya Dundoo
Session number: 003355-002
How do I know whether homosexuality is wrong or not?
HOW CAN I KNOW THAT HOMOSEXUALITY IS WRONG OR NOT?
AREAS OF KNOWLEDGE
Ways of knowing
REASON AND LOGIC
HOW DOES LANGUAGE SHAPE OUR WAY OF THINKING?
CONNOTATION OF SOME WORD USED TO DESCRIBE HOMOSEXUALS, SUCH AS
REAL LIFE SITUATION
"Le marriage pour tous!"
What is homosexuality ?
Homosexual- (of a person) Sexually attracted to people of one's own sex.
-A person who is sexually attracted to people of their own sex.
Homophobic -prejudiced against homosexual people
Against God's laws
"The book of Leviticus" - Priestly rituals and rules. Part of the five books of the Bible.
"If man also lie with mankind as he lieth with woman, both of them have committed an abomination, they shall surely be put to death: their blood shall be upon them."
"Though shalt not lie with mankind as with womankind; it is an abomination"
" we also sent lut; He said to his people: Do we lewdness such as no people in creation (ever) committed before you? For ye practice your lust on men in preference to women; ye are indeed a people transgressing beyond bounds"
The Hadith -Prophet Mohammed- " When a man mounts another man, the throne of God shakes"
Dionysos, also know as Bacchus (Roman name) is one of the twelve Olympians. He is the God of wine, vegetation, festivity and pleasure.
He is also referred to as the God of Cross-dressing and effeminacy.
He is know to have consorted with other men.
The Rig Veda
Hinduism teaches that love is an eternal force, and as "a devotion between two people"
"Baby , you were born this way" - Lady Gaga
Biology and sexual orientation?
Relating to other real life situations
" Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law, for it we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well." - Barack Obama
Therefore, how can I know whether homosexuality is wrong or not?
What is wrong and what is right?
My definition of wrong is something that goes against one's belief whereas my interpretation of right is something that goes along the lines of my beliefs
Sodomy - Any various forms of sexual intercourse held to be unnatural or abnormal, especially anal intercourse or bestiality
environmental influencing factors + hormones+ genetic factors
Homosexuality a legal matter
SOUTH AFRICA NORWAY
NEW ZELAND FRANCE
What about human rights?
LGBT rights-LGBT (or GLBT) is an initialism referring collectively to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. ...
"gay rights are human rights"
heterosexual- Sexually attracted to people of the opposite sex