Religions have been teaching people to remain celibate. Celibacy is against nature. Just taking a vow of celibacy does not mean you will be able to remain celibate. You will have to find some way for your sexuality and its expression. Celibacy created homosexuality, because a celibate can have a friendship with a man, but cannot have a friendship with a woman. He will be afraid that people will start suspecting his celibacy.
All the religions have raised celibacy into something spiritual. It is not spiritual. AIDS is the ultimate result of all these teachings about celibacy, separating man from woman. I am not only against AIDS, I am against the basic root causes which have created it. Now there are countries, for example in Texas, America where they have made a law against homosexuality. Now it is a crime. And it was a great surprise to know that in a place like Texas, one million homosexuals protested against the law.
Laws don’t change man. Those homosexuals will go underground – there is no need to say that you are a homosexual. And homosexuality going underground is more dangerous.
You can catch the disease AIDS without any sexual contact, just by kissing the person who has AIDS, because saliva carries the AIDS virus. Perhaps the whole of humanity has to follow the Eskimos. They are the most primitive people, but in this respect they are far ahead of us. They have never kissed; they hate the whole idea. And when they saw people kissing they felt nauseated. It is ugly mixing your saliva with somebody else’s, exploring his mouth with your tongue…This seems to be a strange French stupidity!
Eskimos also have a way to show love: they rub their noses. That is far more hygienic, clean – no danger, no disease. At the most you can get a cold, which is not much of a disease. If you don’t take any medicine, it goes away within seven days. If you take medicine it goes away in one week!
The AIDS virus is carried even in tears. A small child may be crying and weeping and just out of compassion you wipe the tears of the child with your hand, and you are unaware that you may be catching a deadly disease – a disease which should not be called a disease because it has no cure.
Scientists almost all agree that there is no possibility of any cure. The man or the woman is going to die at the most within two years, but mostly within six months. It is slow death.
I am against it. I am against celibacy. I am against the religions which have made men and women live separately, and caused this whole disease. Lesbians have not yet been able to produce any disease like AIDS – perhaps women are more patient and they will take a little more time. But this is certain, that one day they will also produce some disease which will be more fatal than AIDS itself.
Going against nature is not my way of looking at things. Going with nature, using nature as a stepping stone…Going higher than nature is not going against nature. Nature remains the foundation, and you can go beyond it.
People have gone beyond it, but not by opposing. By opposing it you simply become a pervert, and I am against perversion.