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Originally posted by humbleseeker
reply to post by Annee
I am just going by what the book tells me. Homosexuality goes against the nature of what a man and a woman are suppose to be to each other.
Originally posted by Schrödinger
I am not homophobic nor am I anti-gay!
But I am personally tired of homosexuals and their quest for special treatment!
I am tired of homosexuals wearing their sexual orientation on the outside of their clothes!
Its always; Hi my name is John, and I am homosexual!
Why do I care? Why do I need to know that?
I never present myself with: Hi my names is Anders, and I am a heterosexual!
Now this is not stereotyping, I have only ever met 1 homosexual that didn't present himself in such a way! I learned about his homosexuality later on!
Where am I going with this rant?
Don't know, but it was nice to get it out in the open.
Originally posted by Nofoolishness
Throw away the term 'homophobe'. That is just a term made up to supress opposition. It was a term to shut up critics. It is a term made up to denigrate all who dont condone homosexuality in general. It is a term made up to make NORMAL people back down for not thinking homosexuality is perfectly normal.
Originally posted by rival
I have never understood homophobia. One argument I have heard is that it is
often caused by the fear of one's own latent homosexual tendencies.
This is understandable, given the stigma of homosexuality in a Christian
nation. And in a Muslim nation it must be even worse.
Anyway, I think Iraq, Iran...any of the "Stans" would present good living
On a side note...I've always thought it would be beneficial to be bi-sexual.
It certainly would increase one's chances of not going home alone
as last call nears. Alas...a man's hairy butt, no matter how well formed
it may be, just doesn't do a thing for me.
Originally posted by halfoldman
reply to post by halfoldman
Could I ask that only people interested in the topic reply?
The mods will decide in any case whether the topic stays, goes, or is moved. Professional topic/thread-killers - please don't tell me it's been done, or use those sub-troll posts to intimidate me.
All on-topic posts are welcome.
I would argue that Enlightenment thinking actually came from the Christian religion, and we owe our Western human rights to Christianity.
If this is not so, then why do we not find post-Enlightenment personal, gender, religious, or gay rights in Muslim countries (for example)?
However, there is a sentiment in Christianity to become prescriptive and fundamentalist.
Exactly what does it prescribe?
Should gays be stoned?
In that case, what is its difference from radical Islam?
Fundamentalists are telling us at once that our sociey is better and more free, but really it should also go back to pre-revolution France.
[edit on 8-8-2010 by halfoldman]