posted on Oct, 24 2013 @ 08:07 PM
reply to post by boncho
But confronting them with their own self identity issues, whatever they may be, isn't the proper way of winning an argument with these people. It
requires a logical and sensible approach based on their own set of arguments they gleam from wherever.
The conversation never changes when the two sides aren't really talking, but just yelling obscenities at each other from across the pond.
I'm not sure you can debate a matter when the provocation has not been addressed. If that were the case, someone might mention to the medical/justice
establishment that the father of modern surgery was addicted to a variety of drugs considered to be enough to have thrown him in jail for life, or
that the man who decrypted the human genome, should have been stripped of all his professional accomplishments because of his experimentation with
Larry Sammy Disco, but in mentioning this, you would have to address the fact that personal choices DO NOT destroy a man's life's
labour, it does not invalidate his accomplishments, that people are people and should be free to choose as they see fit and their contributions to the
world should stand whether we know or don't know what goes on in their personal life.
I know I have steered the conversation away from sexuality, but my point is the same. One massive industry, which can totally destroy a person's
life, is able to run around, spread their word in every school and home in the country, and if they had their way, some of the greatest minds would
not have accomplished what they did, they would have ended up in lock up early in their careers, and they would have failed by simple force of will
I think the best way to ask yourself if a set of laws or rules is fair, is to ask yourself if it were implemented perfectly, how would
things turn out?
Now, run with that. If all gays, should be locked up, or put to death, how many exactly would this happen to? And how many family members would we
have fall victim? How many great contributions to man would be lost?
You could quantify this answer by calculating every contribution to mankind that any gay person has made. I believe any rational person would find
that the solution is a far greater detriment than the problem. The same would go with the drug war.
Hopefully I have stayed within T&C.
My reference to the drug war is simply because it is another issue, which has never addressed the root problems. And it's been over a lifetime with
little progress made.