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You'd have to show that there is a chemical imbalance in the brain that makes the person predisposed to being attracted to animals. That's how you prove there is a mental illness.
In the DSM-5, it rises to the level of a diagnosable disorder only when accompanied by distress or interference with normal functioning.
I'm curious what "distress or interference with normal functioning" means in the context of screwing a non-human animal. Do you have to feel bad about your actions? Does your cravings for animal sex have to come in detriment to the rest of your life?
originally posted by: windword
a reply to: WarminIndy
Not all Jews today wear them.
NO Christians wear tasseled clothing at all! Why not?
See, this guy isn't following the law. The corners of the cloth making up his clothing are not tasseled, like the biblical law required, but he's wearing tassels around his neck, as an embellishment.
Why? Because tassels are FABULOUS.
The Hebrew noun tzitzit [tsiˈtsit] (Hebrew: ציצית, Modern tzitzit, Tiberian sˤisˤiṯ) is the name for specially knotted ritual fringes, or tassels, worn in antiquity by Israelites and today by observant Jews and Samaritans. Tzitzit are attached to the four corners of the tallit (prayer shawl) and tallit katan (everyday undergarment). Other pronunciations include Biblical and Middle Eastern (i.e., Mizrachi): ṣiṣit, Spanish and Mediterranean (i.e., Sephardic): tzitzit; European and Yiddish (i.e., Ashkenazi): tzitzis; Yemenite (i.e., Temani): ṣiṣith; Samaritan: ṣaṣat.
Why do we wear Tzitzit? The Torah explains that by doing so, "you will see it and remember all the mitzvot."2 How do the tzitzit remind us of the mitzvot? On the simple level, Tzitzit serve as the colloquial string-around-the-finger reminder.3 As we go about our daily chores, whether at work or at a ball game, Tzitzit give us an anchor to the world of spirituality.
II Kings 23: 5 And he put down the idolatrous priests, whom the kings of Judah had ordained to burn incense in the high places in the cities of Judah, and in the places round about Jerusalem; them also that burned incense unto Baal, to the sun, and to the moon, and to the planets, and to all the host of heaven. 6 And he brought out the grove from the house of the Lord, without Jerusalem, unto the brook Kidron, and burned it at the brook Kidron, and stamped it small to powder, and cast the powder thereof upon the graves of the children of the people. 7 And he brake down the houses of the sodomites, that were by the house of the Lord, where the women wove hangings for the grove. 8 And he brought all the priests out of the cities of Judah, and defiled the high places where the priests had burned incense, from Geba to Beersheba, and brake down the high places of the gates that were in the entering in of the gate of Joshua the governor of the city, which were on a man's left hand at the gate of the city.
No mental illness can be cured though. Only treated.
originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: BuzzyWigs
No mental illness can be cured though. Only treated.
originally posted by: Ghost147
a reply to: AnuTyr
We have laws against Beastiality, Pedophilia, severe Sadism, and many other sexualities due to the fact they harm other beings (among other reasons).
Homosexuality is just as much of a sexuality as Heterosexuality. Conversely, so is Pedophilia and Beastiality. Do you really not care to wonder why such people have these cravings? Of course not, you decided that they are having some kind of addiction, or that they chose to do the things they do.
If you really do wonder, then you must also wonder why Heterosexuals are attracted to the opposite sex. Well all we need to do is look into the brain. Neurologically speaking, Homosexual individuals respond to the same gender sexually just as Heterosexuals respond to the opposite gender sexually.
Brain scans have provided the most compelling evidence yet that being gay or straight is a biologically fixed trait. The scans reveal that in gay people, key structures of the brain governing emotion, mood, anxiety and aggressiveness resemble those in straight people of the opposite sex. The differences are likely to have been forged in the womb or in early infancy, says Ivanka Savic, who conducted the study at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden.
Similar studies have been done to Pedophiles with the exact same outcome. Thus, Sexuality is a biological property of an individual. And when something is a Biological property of an individual, it means that it occurred genetically; which further means that it is naturally caused.
Please, learn to educate yourself instead of making embarrassingly outrageous claims when you clearly have very little knowledge on the subject due to your belief system.
Dr Akwesi Osei, Chief Psychiatrist of the Ghana Health Service has openly stated his conviction that the practice of homosexuality is a mental issue which must not be allowed to flourish in Ghana. He said the excuses given by many western nations in support of the homosexuality are only borne out of political expediency and not a genuine belief that the sexual orientation is normal. “Those who are in such situations they have a certain constituency in terms of numbers and in terms of voice,” he said.
Speaking to host of Breakfast XYZ, Emefa Apawu, on Radio XYZ 93.1 FM, Dr. Osei posited that “only for political reasons worldwide, [homosexuality] has been said to be normal but strictly speaking, I believe it is a mental health issue.” “In the past, until some forty years ago, it was considered a mental health issues,” he said explaining that the powerful gay society of America in the 1960s started advocating to get the medical assumptions scrapped, which was eventually obliged by the American Psychiatrists. “The bottomline of whether something is normal or not is whether it is a significant departure from normality or whether the departure brings about pain to the individual or the society.
If something is a significant departure from the norm and causes pain to the individual and the society, then that is a mental health issue,” adding “a man going for a man is a significant departure from the normal and in our society; it causes distress to the society. It is a mental health issue.”
He said like HIV AIDS, anytime a disease takes roots in a country, it will be considered as normal, and that is what is happening with homosexuality.
He said the fact that the practice is accepted in Europe does not mean that it should be accepted and allowed to flourish in Ghana.
There is no cure with mental illness. Hence why you were forced to put cured in quotations.