- Category: LGBT Issues
- Published on Saturday, 19 February 2011 12:35
- Written by Shawn Landis
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Sunday, February 20 marks Bring Your Gay Teen to church today. Asexuals have no such date and most of the religious world does not acknowledge Asexuality. A Unitarian Universalist pastor who was asked about the day said no such day was needed because Gays and Lesbians are always welcome, according to the Houston Chronicle.
The one official religious statement about Asexuality in existence comes from the Jesuits, who accuse an Asexual person of not being a person. Asexuals often take offense when they come across the statement, but the entire passage does not use the same definition Asexuals use when describing their orientation.
The founder of the Hot Pieces of Ace Youtube channel resigned when her parents found out about her role in the creation of the videos and her membership on AVEN, there are few other examples of how religions respond to the growing Asexual community. Asexuals with a religious bent cite the Gift of Paul who does not desire marriage, although the early Christian author does suggest people without his gift should get married to avoid temptation.
Asexual teens and adults will attend church quietly on this day and may not notice anyone has designated the day as a special day to bring LGBT youth to church.
-- out of a regally infatuated courtier, hypocrite-decadent socialite and immoral soldier (albeit a vainly daring warrior),
by his focused will, undeterred ambition and arduous training (not to mention his absolute
dvotion to God)
-- became a completely continent monach (not just a "celibate") [read: undisturbed and detached in heart, soul, mind and body from anything we today call ]
and who attained this perfect state (read: received this Grace ("Gift") in record time (compared to any saints of any religion)
who thus understood asexual women better than any human being of his time, and probably of all times so far,
and therefore founded a number of sanctified shelters and centers for the protection and instruction of single women (in the 16-th century Rome!!).
was "accuse[d] of not being a person" by the Jesuits??
incidentally, this spiritual adventurer, Ignatius de Loyola, at the end of the Dark Ages, was the Founder of the Jesuit Order during his University-student years in ... Paris. Upon following his Spiritual Exercises and adopting his lifestyle, a slew of schoolmates became Jesuit monks and of them, many became saints, as Gifted as Ignatius himself (even though some had started even lower: read about St Francs Xavier, for one).
See the biographies (and there are many)of St Ignatius. Of these, by far the most actual is the chapter on St Ignatius in Rene Fulop-Miller's book: (Ayers Publishers). Or his brief and humble memoir. You will find out that Ignatius de Loyola is the ideal ASEXUAL (the prototype of the ~ (if we're to get technical about it)), and one of the most romantic human beings who ever lived: he literally lives happily ever-after.
The document is 8 Myths About the Religious Life
Thank you for the reference info, found it at: http://www.vocation-network.org/articles/show/49 : the opinion of its two contemporary authors, in a twisted article style far removed from the original Society of Jesus'. S.J. had faded out (read disapeared) in approx. the 18th century. A return had been tried in the 20-th and it is probably well intended. Before deciding that these two new S.J. members blundered, I will ask them this: How many examples of holy people can they give us, who had not become asexual before becoming saints?
Said and done:
the following comment, signed O.N., awaits approval for posting,at
'8 Myths about religious life' http://www.vocation-network.org/articles/show/49
"Regarding paragraph 1 of MYTH 8:
Please enunciate your definition of 'sex'.
Please enunciate your definition of 'sexual'.
Please enunciate your definition of 'asexual'."
A similar one awaits approval for posting at
'Celibate Chastity: One Way to be a Sexual Person' http://www.vocation-network.org/articles/show/27
Are we together in this? Please pray that without delay the miswording be truly clarified