Ethnic Hellenic Tradition and Homosexuality

Stilian Ariston, 12th Maimakterion 2790

Ethnic Hellenic Tradition / Hellenismos does not care about sexual preferences within the hellenic community. If someone has a problem with homosexuality, it is his problem, and not a matter of question in Hellenism. Studying Hellenic culture is not enough, you also must understand Hellenism. And this can only work if you look through Hellenic eyes on hellenic tradition without projecting your prejudices, implanted by the Occident, onto the Hellenes. Homosexuality is natural, therefore healthy. Nature is amoral and does not care about few hundred years old human ideologies and the postulate, how people should be or not be according to the respective ideology which ignores the only criteria that actually count: Biology and Psychology. Moralism and irrational criteria have no place in Hellenism. And by Hellenism we mean ethnic, meaning historically real existing greek culture, not greekspeaking orthodox Christianity (Romiosyni) disguised as Hellenism for political reasons. Nature sends a clear message and we, Polytheists as we are, respect this message as we always have respected the natural diversity of the bio- and ethnosphere and the pluralism of worldviews, cultures, ethnicities and sexual preferences. If Ideology replaces nature by its fake-nature, degrades real nature and thinks of her as a disease, ideology becomes dangerous. From a biological viewpoint, we can say that homosexuality is natural and healthy, for it helps regulating overpopulation, the anus is an erogenous zone and other animals can also have homosexual preferences. Eugene Monick (1987: p. 15) informs us about the psychological insights. She says: “How man [respective woman] deals with his sexuality, is where pathology enters the picture … Sexuality, in itself, including the omnipresent homosexual radical in men, is not, and never has been, pathological.”

Thomas K. Hubbard, Homosexuality in Greece and Rome: A Sourcebook of Basic Documents, University of California Press 2003.