Before you call yourself a Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu or any other theology, learn to be human first.

Empathy is the ability to step outside of your own bubble and into the bubbles of other people. Empathy is the ability that allows us to be useful creatures on this planet; without empathy, we are a waste of oxygen in this world. Without empathy, we are lower than animals. Empathy is the ability that allows us the perception of things around us, outside of ourselves; so a person without empathy is a limited human being, someone who will only live half of a life.

I believe in the ability to choose. I believe this life is made up of our choices and their consequences- the good and the bad. I do not believe in letting anything up to fate. We are the makers of our own destinies, our own futures, our own paths. To blindly follow is an insult to the miracle of being human. To be human is to make choices; the moment you allow others to make decisions for you is the moment you do an injustice to not only mankind but to yourself.

In humans (and humans alone), sexuality is embodied in desire–in the primordial desire for life-as-relation. That the sex drive serves the vital desire for relation–that on the level of the primordial process, the desire for life-in-itself clothes itself in the sex drive–belongs to the particularity of being human.

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