All your observations are correct and to the point and especially point number 5 on which I would like to dwell a bit more.
As I see it, the most important aspect is trying to socially or legally or religiously authorize or sanction or not sanction any particular aspect of nature is applying the wrong tools of evaluation and also arrogating on the part of socio –cultural legal brigade to rule over domains beyond their expertise. Scriptural justifications therefore need not be valid.
And these things which are inevitable part of nature will happen at any cost whether the courts sanction it or not and as long as it does not harm others than those involved in it why the society or courts should bother about it?
We have had some very ridiculous judgments in the past as well. It seems once a court in Kerala gave a judgment saying that mosquitoes must not enter that district after 6 P.M.
Floods, Earth quakes, Tornadoes, Storms, Volcano eruptions all happen unmindful of any social or legal sanction.
Besides both the courts and the country have much greater and pressing issues and priorities than debating and judging whether what sexual types are allowed to have sex and when etc.
Self styled moralists in all spheres be it religion,politics, media, legal profession etc especially the ones in legal profession and media use or misuse their eloquence and the thesaurus as a drilling machine to bore into any subject [and bore others too] and depending on the person, issue , their prejudice, their understanding or lack of it , use different types of chucks and drill bits and spindles and use sometimes to even dig tunnels to escape when they are caught with their pants down.
Here I would like to add these as part of Hindu religion or to be more precise Santhan Dharma which is practiced as a religion my many in India.
"The spirit of Advaita is not to keep away from anything, but to keep in tune with everything." - - Swami Chinmayananda.
Hinduism is the only religion which preached Atheism too.
I am a Hindu but that does not mean that I have to blindly follow or justify everything because I am caught up in some cage of identity. If someone points out some superstition or irrelevant practice or insignificant activity in terms of human body, mind and spirit and environment then I must acknowledge that what I have been doing or claiming as a virtue could be or is wrong.
Only then the religion and the people following it will evolve. In fact you must do it more happily because you are born in a religion Sanathana Dharma which allowed also carvaka philosophy which almost advocated atheism when the word atheism itself did not exist in any language.[http://www.mahavidya.ca/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/gajdostik-megan-carvaka-philosophy.pdf and http://www.slideshare.net/ajitceo/the-carvaka-philosophy] from
Besides I always maintain that “Everything that has ever existed and continue to exist or anything that has happened or continue to happen quiet often has its own inherent logic, principle, purpose, value, strength etc. In addition they are or act as some pieces to fit into the jigsaw puzzle of life”
All evolutionary trends in general and biological ones in particular are unending, unfixed, unfinished, mysterious jig saw puzzles wherein the pieces are all always moving around as per some laws inside a cauldron and every now and then we manage to take out some pieces, marvel at it and try to use that discovery to explain or enhance our life further. At times manage to understand the some laws governing some pieces and then derive scientific theories, philosophical truths etc. In this process there is no such thing as aberration nor can therefore be any taboo.
Let us all try to savor and understand the beauty of evolutionary trends in every aspect of life through some ideologically unconfined, non religious, non political scriptures for the educated like ‘The Seven Mysteries of Life ‘ by Guy Murchie
Everything is contextual and we need not hold on to anything because it is old or is part of any tradition etc.
Even morality is after all contextual and that’s why you won’t find in any religious scripture the do’s and don’ts on any aspect of cyber space/world simply because cyber world did not exist at those times.
“Whatever is a reality today, whatever you touch and believe in and that seems real for you today, is going to be, like the reality of yesterday, an illusion tomorrow.”
― Luigi Pirandello
― Luigi Pirandello
“Get out of your own way… stop the paralysis by analysis… decide what you want, create a simple plan, and get moving!” – Steve Maraboli.