Originally posted by Darth_Prime
i asked why you thought it was a disorder, because i am not a disorder
put 100 straight men on an island, put 100 straight females on an island, it will be the same results
who gets to decide what normal is and isn't? we are basing these decisions on what others have claimed to be so, but who is the ultimate decider?
it's normal, because i was born this way so it's normal to me
To play devils advocate again.
On your logic then....
Children born missing limbs is normal, spina-bifida is normal, being born blind is normal, .. do you get my point?
A psychopath is normal, an albino is normal, everything considered abnormal MUST be considered normal by that logic. Because its normal to them.
As for the 100 straight guys on and island scenario......
When I look at the prison populations... no they arent all turned gay. Some temporarily do but they dont all do it.
That is just people that are too weak to control their own sexual urges, they simply must have sex regardless of who its with, and their situation
dictates that it must be a homosexual gratification.
But now we come right back around to my previous argument that by the same logic paedophilia is normal.
I know Im being antagonistic, that is the point, Im challenging logic I find flawed.
The decider of what is normal or not is society.... If something is prolific in society then its considered normal.
ie working for a living is considered normal.
If something is uncommon in society then it is considered not normal. Hope that clears that one up.
Western society is built on christianity which is built on judaism.
These religions didnt accept sodomy. As a result the western societies didnt accept sodomy.
As the religion has declined so has societies strongly held opinions on homosexuality.
Society has come a long way since trying to put the constraints of religion behind us, but still has a long way to go yet.
edit on 11-7-2013 by OneManArmy because: (no reason given)