When a child is born, the child is asexual but he or she is born withthe proclivity, the genes programmed by God, based on who that person wasin the Pre-existent Spirit World and what that person, hopefully, willdo while here. But there is nothing to even hint at the possibility ofa pre-destiny. Based upon an individual's valiancy in the Pre-existentSpirit World, he or she can be pre-ordained or foreordained to accomplishsome task for God while on earth. However, unlike pre-destiny which wouldnecessitate the deprivation of an individuals freedom to do what he orshe wants with his or her life once on earth, foreordination simply meansan individual, if so inclined, can count on God's help and guidance throughthe maze of this life. As we cross that threshold realm of the unknowncalled birth and the instant the spirit enters its mortal body, a nearlyimpenetrable barrier blankets the mind and we are made to forget everythingmaking this life on earth, a true test of our character and making thejudgment, a true, perfect and valid judgment.

(Incidentally, man will be his own judge and jury. God, however, willretain the right of executioner.)

As the child matures, his or her genes interacts with the myriad ofstimuli which begins to solidify the vast range of propensities. If leftuntouched by the world or man, the infant would be a pure, undefiled specimenof nature. However, as the family and society all interact with the child,numerous stimuli are continually interacting with the individual's genesforming a footprint, a blueprint of what that individual might do and be.A child is therefore a product of his or her genes and how society interactswith and molds those genes. Scientist's say the first two years determinean individual's personality. Since all infants are basically asexual whenborn, this first stage is called the Asexual Egocentric Stage where everything,its wants and needs, must center around the infant.

It is frequently touted by Gay-Rights activist that they were born gayand since the constitution guarantees every American the right to life,liberty and the pursuit of happiness, get used to it. That same claim isequally hailed as blasphemy by radical Christian religionists who themselveslay claim to their being born heterosexual. They deny the goodness andgrace of a loving Father while they tout He is an imperfect bigot. Thefact is, every living thing is born with the propensity to love and beloved. Man is the only animal who concerns himself with the question ofto whom and how another member of any specie expresses that love.

After the infant has become aware of his or her surroundings, its parents,its siblings, any cats or dogs, then finally the house, the child is ableto reach beyond the self and begins to relate to his or her immediate surroundings.As the infant matures, it seeks answers to questions which he or she canrelate to and can formulate mentally.

While most children ask the question, "Why am I different than my botheror sister," or "What makes me different from _________," this is simplyhis or her inquisitive mind at work and has nothing whatsoever to do withsexual interest. Most children are curious about the difference betweenboys and girls but most have little or no interest in and could care lessabout the opposite gender. Their primary focus and concern is that theyare still learning about themselves and what makes them different. Althoughthey have expanded their awareness outside the self, encompassing the immediatevicinity to include family, neighbors and friends, the child is still veryself centered and almost totally if not totally absorbed in an inquisitivesearch about him or herself. Being that the child has extended his awarenessbeyond him or herself and being that his or her primary focus of attentionand friendships are with members of the same gender this stage is calledthe homosexual stage.

As the child matures into its teens, generally the child begins to takean interest in those things which are not the same but rather foreign ordifferent. The child begins to take an interest in the opposite genderand seeks to answer the fundamental questions, "Why is there another gender,"and "For what purpose and reason are there two genders?" This is calledthe heterosexual Stage.

At this point in the child's life, the child may or may not start toexhibit an interest in the opposite gender. However, there are no hardor definitive dates or ages when these respective stages of developmenttakes place, a clear dividing line between each stage or a clear cut definitionof what one can expect a child's reaction to be, let alone the potentialoutcome from each stage of development. The fact is, all stages overlapand as a child matures, he or she retains those qualities the child likesand deems beneficial.

There are no blueprints, no manuals, only generalities and possibilitiesbased on what other people have observed. Each individual is different,however one fact seems to be universally true. Whether done by parents,peers or society at large, to thwart the natural maturational development,to polarize by traumatizing the individual or to artificially stimulate,influence or to try to control the natural developmental process of anindividual's psyche, leads to an unnatural development which will manifestitself later in life and will have very serious and deleterious consequencesfor both the individual and society.

Rather than calmly talking and teaching the individual using reasonand logic, if we traumatize or try to control the actions of a child ineither the asexual or homosexual stage, reactions can range from completeand total abhorrent rejection of the act or situation to that of totaland complete infatuation with and fantasizing that particular act exclusiveof all others. Man must be very careful when tampering with the naturaldevelopment of an individual.

Kahlil Gibran in his philosophical book of poetry entitled, "The Prophet"wrote,

And a woman who held a babe against her bosom said, Speak tous of Children.

And he said:

Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughtersof Life's longing for itself.

They came though you but not from you,

And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.

You may give them your love but not your thoughts,

For they have their own thoughts.

You may house their bodies but not their souls,

For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit,not even in your dreams.

You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you.

For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.

You are the bow from which you children as living arrows are sent forth.

The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite, and He bendsyou with his might that His arrows may be swift and far.

Let your bending in the archer's hand be for gladness;

For even as He loves the arrow that flies, so He loves also the bowthat is stable.

Of particular interest is:

Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughtersof Life's longing for itself.

They came though you but not from you,

And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.

You may give them your love but not your thoughts,

For they have their own thoughts.

You may house their bodies but not their souls,

For the longest time, I was hung up on the title of the book, "TheProphet." When I understood that "prophet" simply means "teacher," suddenlyI got beyond the prejudice of semantics and ideas and the world of truthand knowledge opened up to me!

David R.W. Wadsworth
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