Ethnic Hellenic Tradition and Homosexuality

Stilian Ariston, 12th Maimakterion 2790

Ethnic Hellenic Tradition / Hellenismos does not care about the sexual preferences or sexual orientation of its members. If someone has a problem with homosexuality, then it is his problem  and not a matter that concerns Hellenismos. Homophobia is irrational, an insult to reason. If you want to be a Hellenist, then studying Hellenic culture is not enough, you also must understand Hellenism. And this can only work if you look through Hellenic eyes on the tradition without projecting your prejudices, implanted by the current dominant culture, onto the Hellenes. Homosexuality is natural, therefore healthy. Nature is amoral and does not care about human ideologies and the postulate of how people should be or not be according to the respective ideology, which ignores the only criteria that actually count: Biology and psychology. Science. Moralism and irrational criteria have no place within Hellenism. Nature sends a clear message and we, polytheists as we are, respect this message as we always respected the natural diversity of the bio- and ethnosphere and the pluralism of worldviews, cultures, ethnicities and sexual orientations. We obay to nature’s laws. If Ideology replaces nature by some kind of fake-nature, degrades real nature, thinks of nature as a disease that has to be cured, ideology becomes dangerous. You can not cure what is not ill.

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.” It is not homosexuality itself that is abnormal or unnatural, but some people’s opinion on it. Homosexuality is not “good” nor its is “bad”. It just is. It is not nature that has to be in line with human phantasies or ideologies. It is man who has to get in line with nature.

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