reply to post by Good Wolf
The part I find interesting is how long we exist in the womb without a determined gender. Then some tiny chemical flip of the coin determines our
There is so little that defines a man from a woman in many cases. It's just a different chemical mix that sets it.
Hence, why if you mess with that chemical mix, traits of the other gender start becoming apparent.
And this is what defines which gender we fall in love with as well.
It's such a fine line that depicts gender.
Me, I know I'm programmed to find women sexually appealing. I can't deny that, it's what my hormones tell me is appealing. Hence, that's who I
seek to find love.
(And yes, we clearly understand the difference between love and lust. Had enough one night stands to know that one, lol.)
Knowing that it's such a tiny deviance that depicts these traits, and that over 10% of people wind up homo-sexual due to these triggers... how can I
possibly tell someone it's wrong?!
I'm not about to step into someone else's life and say... "HEY, you can't stick that there!... this book says it's wrong!"
Maybe we should though.
Maybe we should congregate together, and walk into the bedrooms of religious fundamentalists and scream at them "YOU'RE NOT PLEASURING THEM
CORRECTLY!" While pointing at a book on Karma Sutra.
It would be worthy of YouTube.
The underlying problem really is though, that the religious fundamentalists have ALWAYS been trying to enforce their view of the world (as depicted by
a novel, lol) on everyone else.
It's why we ended up with the Spanish Inquisition.
It's why so many Muslims were massacred in the Crusades.
It's why Hitler burned the gays along side the Jews.
It's why the witch hunts began, where anyone and their nephew could claim their wife was a witch after spending the night on the couch.
The hilarious part is, when they grow old, they always end up apologizing for being this way.
They're only fascist while they've got their life ahead of them... at the end of it all, they realize they probably totally peeved off their god,
and if they don't apologize for being so fascist, they'll rot in hell.
It's a pity fascism thrives in young people so easily.
I've always taken a stance of "I don't mess with you, and you don't give me a reason to have to mess with you."
Now THAT is a reason for retaliation.
If these religious nuts can decide how gays are allowed to express their love and passion, then we're next my friend.
Who's to say after they're done claiming to be the moral authority on gays, that they don't turn to us atheists, agnostics, spiritualists, and
every OTHER religion on the planet, and claim they don't have the right to consummate their love either?
They've got a good excuse... we don't worship their god.
They've attacked us so many times in the past for it, calling us heathens... I can only expect if they're given ANY authority at all, that they'll
try it again.
Give these guys authority, and I guarantee you, we'll be burning everyone who isn't "Christian" enough on the stake by the end of the decade.
[edit on 1-12-2008 by johnsky]