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Homosexuality against Hinduism?


I wanted to know if Hinduism mentions anything about Homosexuality. Hinduism does not get much attention like Judism, Christianity and Islam. I watch Bill Maher's movie "Religulous" and there was no mention of Hinduism. Its significance is Ignored many times and needs more attention. India is not given much credit because people think of the Mideast as being more important.

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Hinduism doesn't acknowledge that homosexuality exists, especially lesbianism.

They're full of words, of how I want you...how...I love you

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ljr-x25...that quote is from Fingersmith right??? :)

I find Hinduism to be a gorgeous religion and there are a number of homosexuals that practice Hinduism. Homosexuality is not mentioned in the religion, but isn't labeled as bad sin either, so on the bright side, if Hinduism was incredibly against homosexuality, it would be mentioned ;) so it's not immoral religiously. Socially though homosexuality is still very knocked in many regions of the world. That fact right there makes me so depressed and I will never understand why people can't just be left to themselves. True judgment of others is all rooted with the insecurity within ones own self. Why can't we all get along? Everyone is uniquely beautiful in his/her own way.

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Yes it is from Fingersmith.

I'm not calling Hinduism bad, i'm just pointing out that for them homosexuality isn't acknowledged as existing, especially lesbianism, which like the movie states they don't even have a word for.

ITA about people making judgements, for me I think a person (if they must judged at all) should be judged on who they are and not what they are. If all people could do that, then there would be alot less hatered in the world.

They're full of words, of how I want you...how...I love you

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It's fine, I know you were not calling the religion bad :)

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we'd all be better off if secular humanism was more dominant than any of the major religions.
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except for the ugly ones. ah, j/k. I agree with you. As much as i like the idea of world peace and understanding and tolerance of all people, I'm not naive enough to believe it will ever happen. Maybe if we went out and killed all of the KKK and other like minded people....anyway, I have many lesbian friends, and thus I watch a lot of lesbian movies. Actually the reason I saw this one was because my g/f was telling me how much she liked it. I was meaning to watch it two days ago, but I've been busy. I blame her somewhat for that. But I compared this movie to Nina's heavenly delights all throughout because of the Indian element. I must say even though these are mostly different movies, they have a few similarities and overall I liked Nina's Heavenly Delights better. I really liked this one, but the other is better IMO, so if anyone is looking for another Lesbian Movie to check out....I have like three of them i can recommend.

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Homosexuality is described as a disease (sexual impotence) and there are remedies described in one of the text. I'm unable to recall the name of the scripture though.

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I know I'm bumping an old thread but I just wanted to respond with what I know...

Hinduism, while it doesnt have an explicit stance on homosexuality, it's pretty open about sexuality itself, especially about being intergendered half-man, half-woman). Temple dancers (women who worship god through dance) were seen as giving their entire life to god and are implicitly thought to be lesbian.

However, I think this comes under dharma and ones "duty". That may be having children to some but I think it mostly points to being pious towards god.

Homosexuality, overt sexuality in general, came under fire (arguably) during the Victorian period. (ie, see examples of why the Taj was promoted as the face of India rather than other monuments).

This link might be helpful... it comes closest to describing what I had learned:
http://www.religionfacts.com/homosexuality/hinduism.htm

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