A. 1. The behavior I chose is gay or lesbian relationships, and I consider this action to be largely neutral. I can’t consider this purely right or purely wrong because of the very thin line that separates love from lust. The Church teaches us to overcome the temptations of the flesh, which is also why it condemns premarital sex and masturbation, but the Church also teaches us to love and express such love.
2. I believe that the action would not be considered bad or sinful if the relationship is of a platonic nature. This is because such a relationship is an example of overcoming the temptations of the flesh, and, at the same time, an honest and chaste expression of love.
3. Based on my answers, I think I’m a moral rationalist leaning more towards the relativist side than the absolutist side.
B. It depends man. In our interpretation of what is right or wrong, this kind of relationship is kinda vague. Authority would say that it is wrong, and Scripture has instances of authority also saying that it is wrong. But like many actions nowadays, there is no actual evidence besides authority’s word that it is wrong, which is why I can’t say that I’m sure what to tell you. I’d like to tell you what you want to hear, and my reasoning actually leads me to believe that there is nothing wrong with a platonic relationship between you and your partner. But it’d be safer to forego it. All things considered, the safer choice is always to avoid this kind of relationship. Besides, if we assume that a platonic relationship between you and your partner is alright, can you really keep it that way? Can you assure me that your objective is love and not pleasure? Can you assure me that the reason you want this is not because you can’t control your own desires? If not, it’d probably be better to let it go.