I have been reading recently of governments in Africa and elswhere which want to enact homophobic laws which criminalize a form of loving that is natural for some - a minority. Thus I thought that I should update this post to include news of Solomon's failings, also:
We can read in the Old Testaments First Book of Kings, 3.5-14 and the Second book of Chronicles 1.7-11 that God was so pleased with Solomon for asking only for wisdom and knowledge, so that he could rule well, that God also granted him more wealth, treasure, and fame, than any king has ever had before, or will ever have again.
Such wisdom did not make Solomon wise enough, however to limit his wives to only one, or even a few (but 700 wives and 300 concubines, according to 1 Kings 11.3). But at life's end, he reflected upon his mistakes, and no doubt, of all the trouble 1000 jealous women brought..., for.... He could not understand the ways of God, who controls human destiny.
As old men often will, Solomon wonders if life was worth the living. Yet, in spite of this, he advised people to work hard, and to enjoy the gifts of God as much and as long as they could.
His questions are still just as real to us today, 3000 years later. We must all ponder on these questions if we are to lead a worthwhile and meaningful life, to be remembered with gratitude by those we leave behind to take our place.
Have we been wrong all these years to condemn homosexuality as unnatural, whereas in these years of overpopulation, we should be encouraging it ? There is no hate in Love. If the partners have love for one another, then no one can speak against it. To do so is to mock God.
Before we do that, we should take a look at what Nature now tells us, as revealed through the investigative rigours of Science. What we thought we knew, we didn't, on this and many fronts. We must think afresh, and take in new information.
So, starting from the "old", turn to your Bibles for a fascinating read, and wonder why you have not read this book and Solomon's conclusions before. And if you are not yet pursuaded as to the "rightness" of homosexuality among homsexuals, then you should brush up on Science, which admits that homosexuality exists among all species, given the meeting of appropriate partners.
And it claims all power to God the Creator of All things, including homosexuals, who can be as loving as anyone else. Because they do not normally have children, their presence is a natural brake on population; and in the meantime, they naturally act as the backbone of society, as the revered brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles, and even parents