Like others said, depends on your definition of "sin". It does not harm others, but in my religion, lying is considered a "sin", but sometimes lies protect rather than hurt. If you read yaoi for lust, then I guess it could be considered? a "sin", but ....perverted thoughts are part of mankind, boy and girls alike. (Why else would they invent Playboy/Playgirl magazines and hentai or ecchi?)
Overall, I don't consider it a sin, if yaoi is a sin so is Playboy magazine and the other perverted material out there. It might not be morally right to most,(seeing nude ladies and males, even if it's just a drawing, without permission is kinda..) but people are accepting it now, so no biggie.
Being gay isn't a sin, but since yaoi is basically porn, you have to ask yourself if you consider porn a "sin" as well.
To read literature without an open mind, and to censer free thought, believes, morals, and creativity should be a sin.
Last edited by OtakuModeEngage; April 15, 2012 at 04:37 PM.
Well, time for me to post my opinion. Sorry for my poor English, by the way XD
Is reading Yaoi a sin? It depends on what "sin": A blasphemy, or the sin in the view of society?
I've talked a lot about this topic with my mother (who's a very devout Christian), and she said that most people mistake it as a form of sin.
First, it is true that in the Holy Bible, it was okay to keep a slave, and women were lower in status while men were higher, but, see the past tenses? That's because those rules apply in the Past Promise, where every evil person was killed and sent to Heaven. Now, we live in the New Promise; where Jesus has suffered what humans suffered and has been cruxified.
I myself haven't read the Bible thoroughly. But if homosexuality is viewed as a sin in God's eyes, then I'd rather be an atheist instead.
Humans sinned so easily; for example, eloping or per-martial sex is a sin. But, actually, just thinking about sex (or knowing how it works) is already a sin.
As for Yaoi or any other homosexuality is viewed by humans, it depends on how they are raised and educated. During the 18th-19th century, the hunt for homosexual men is on its high, the church wanted to eliminate every one of them because homosexual is a blasphemy - while it's clear in the Bible that Jesus said that anyone who hurt someone else in God's name has made a grave sin, because of God, those people had hurt and killed many. Honestly, I almost leaped out of my seat and choked a sex specialist during SE in my class because he said something vulgar about homosexual, but I didn't because he added, "Don't tease or hurt them; they're still human and hurting them is the same as hurting any other human." (Yeah. Be glad you said that. If you didn't, you would have been in a hospital by now for a broken neck, old man.) But, alas, we can't force some people to change their view. (That's why I write a fan-fiction dedicated to stop abuses of homosexual couples.)
Homophobes, in my opinion, are the same as racists; they won't accept some people because of their nature. Homophobes won't accept homosexual (homosexuality is mostly from their genes) people, and racist won't accept some races because they're black or so (skin color is destined by the genes, for black people, at least). And they're the same as sexists, just a tiny bit different.
Sorry for any misinformation, I can't argue since I haven't read the Bible yet. I was just so mad about a certain homophobic person and I need to let it out.
Is reading yaoi a sin?
I don't think so. This is the 21st Century people. Elementary kids already learn Sex Ed. By junior high kids will know about porn. Not to mention what they do in high school *shudder*.
I mean, there's nothing bad about yaoi. It's just another genre for mostly girls. We enjoy it, like how guys enjoy seeing lesbian comics and stuffs like that. Also, it proves that we are not disgusted or affected by society, and we are brave enough to find out about it. Sometimes I think that reading these thing also relates us to some problems of the outside world. For example: Sexism and LGBT (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgendered). If there are more yaoi fans, then there are more possibilities for people who are crushed by society and beliefs to be loved and protected, since yaoi/yuri fans absolutely support gays/lesbians. Am I right?
I don't think it's a sin, well, not for yaoi readers, I guess. This is a rather complicated topic to talk about, but enjoyable nonetheless. But maybe for others, it is a sin. Especially people who are more down-to-earth, more traditional and religious.
Answering the question: NO.
Gonna go to sleep~
Well, for me it's just about preference.. You choose what you read and you know what is it..
Personally, i think you shouldn't relate it to religion.. If you too strict on it then everything you did should be considered as sin..
Even lying can be considered as sin, just admit how much you sin in your life?
Geez.. people who judged others easily is so narrow minded..
It's sin if you change your sexual orientation, doing it hence knowing it was sin just because of reading manga..
For me just reading Yaoi is not a sin, others can say it is sin, it will not change the fact that i still reading it..
Easy, if you don't believe, it's not a sin, because then sin doesn't exit! *A*
If you do believe, I think you have to figure it out for yourself. What is a sin? For yourself, that is. It is harmful to you or anyone around you for you to like yaoi/yuri/hentai etc... ? If some of your friends think it's gross or terrible, fine. It's their opinion. That doesn't mean you cannot like it, and if they are your friends they will have to understand that you liking it doesn't make you a different/bad person.