I make a conscious effort to stay away from two very touchy subjects on my blog--Religion and politics. Because yea, nobody likes to be yelled at. But ya know...Eventually, I was bound to say fuck it...I will no doubt get off track here, and possibly piss a few people off, but hey...A girl's gotta ramble when the inspiration strikes.
It was recently suggested to me, that F/m D/s and D/s without God are doomed to failure as these paths exist outside of God's plan and displease him greatly.
So maybe I lost my cool a bit at my fairly polite, very judgmental commenter. Human history is fraught with wars over belief, and so often God and his religions are touted as a reasonable excuse to persecute people with different belief systems. Many atrocities are, and have been, justified by holding forefront the edicts of religion.
In all fairness, I am biased on this subject--Alpha and I both see religion as a basis for power exchange between a man and a woman to be based on an outdated belief system wherein women are inferior to men. Now, that is just how we feel about it. Do we really care who follows that particular path and who doesn't? Not in the least little bit. What goes on in your bedroom is none of our business, your house is your own, and how you choose to live is ultimately of no consequence to either of us.
I believe that religious justification for our choices is a way of absolving ourselves of personal responsibility for our own actions.
The concept that church offers absolution if one conforms to the beliefs reached within its walls is...Disagreeable to me. I truly do believe that some people are beyond absolution. I also believe that how and who we choose to love is none of religion's business and should not require the absolution which is so publicly withheld from those who love differently than the norm.
Religion is man's way of attempting to interpret and speak for God, to define and follow the undefinable. And we are truly fallible creatures, prone to the interpretations we want to believe.
To me, God is a construct of the human mind. A construct we use to put a name we can identify with to a power greater than ourselves. We choose to follow the Gods we can feel close to. The name given to what we believe in is important only to ourselves.
In contemplation, I admit that I have spent a great deal of my life in prayer to something more, something greater than myself. I truly do believe in an entity beyond and of us all, and what you name that power is of little consequence to me.
I have spent more time on my knees begging for absolution than you average human being, but never thought to beg it of any God, only of one man.
The purity of God and man is held high with the power of offered absolution should we conform.
Interestingly enough, I have found purity in the darkest of places.
There is purity in the darkness, absolution in the rain, enlightenment to be found in pain, there is heaven at his feet, and there is beauty in things which God's church has often declared abhorrent.
I don't care if you're gay, straight, bi, kinky, F/m or like fucking in purple pansies at the end of the rainbow. I don't care if you worship in a church or in the dirt, or if your god is a man, woman, or something far removed from both. Your beliefs do not make you better, nor worse than me.
Gay love is no different than my love. And perhaps, just maybe, God is love so merely by loving something, someone, anything, truly and deeply....Maybe that is how we touch that which is beyond the constructs we create.
I see more absolution in one lustful gay kiss, one "good girl", in one cruel stroke of a whip, in one choice to be a good person, than my heart finds in all the halls of God. And there is more God on earth than could ever be contained in one religion.