Originally posted by qrios
How' bout the fact that it is just plain unnatural according to the laws of nature?
Is that so?
Homosexuality Observed in Animals
So does that mean it's more 'natural' now that you know birds, swans, whales, or (insert your favorite animal here!) partake in homosexual
As for the whole debate, as to whether you are 'born' gay, or 'conditioned' to be gay, is there really a difference? Either way it basically
takes free will out the subject, doesn't it? All I know is that it's definitely no choice, me being gay. Either I was born this way, or
'conditioned' this way at a point in my life where I had no say in it anyway. Judging by the fact that I was raised in a pretty anti-homosexual,
very Republican, very conservative household, with no other gay members of my family, and really never knowing any openly gay people, I would say that
it is not simply a conditioned thing. Maybe it's somewhat of both, I (like everyone else) really have no idea.
Originally posted by Scat
As for homosexuality, some say they are born gay. Honestly, I dont think we are "born" straight or gay. Whatever is shown as good, normal, or right
whenever we are young is what we think of as the norm. it is from that standard that we either accept or rebel. People become straight or gay, they
are born neither.
Again, read what I said above. Being gay definitely wasn't ever shown to me as being the norm. In all actuality, I don't think I've EVER met
another openly gay person in real life (yes, I'm still in the closet). My family was never really accepting of gay people. Of course, growing up in
school it wasn't like people were gay friendly there either. So where exactly would I have picked up on that being gay is ok, and that "hey, I
should be gay too!"? It wasn't a rebelious thing either, since I was never really like that as a kid, and I could think of alot of less painful
ways to rebel than 'choosing' to be gay
Originally posted by Scat
What better way to make life EASIER? Gay men are less common, so its much eaiser to get involved with someone without competition.
Make life easier for who, the straight guys?
I have no problem getting women. I've had more girlfriends than most of my straight guy friends.
It would be MUCH easier to just 'play it straight.' It's much more difficult to find someone who's gay that I'm attracted to (that's one of the
main reasons I'm still in the closet, there's never been anyone good enough for me to want to come out of it I guess). I don't want to use a
stereotype, but really, how many gay guys have you seen that have trouble finding women?
Either way, it would be MUCH easier to simply snap my
fingers and turn straight. So that theory doesn't fly with me.