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Please tell me that this is an experiment to see how many claim that this makes sense?
the difference between introducing a young 18 y.o guy to a young 18 y.o girl so that they might start a relationship as opposed to taking him out and 'getting him laid' because you think that's going to "fix" everything for the time being..
I think what some of the respondents are trying to say, is that you didn't really lay out WHAT point you were trying to make in your OP. If I get you right, you are stating that a child's view of gender roles is based on what he observes in the home and in society (and that if denied some of that gender input, the child will be lacking in some way), but I think all folks are asking for, is a clearer definition of what you're trying to illustrate...your goal, if you will.
My stepson now doesn't have a phone call threatening his future anymore either.
Our father was in the military, and we had plenty of male and female gender inputs and roles to witness. It still didn't keep my brother from being as gay as the day is long, while I'm straight as an arrow...so just something to consider for your theory.
It is at least more valid data than a fictional character on an irreverent cartoon that is designed to incite outrageous emotions. (don't get me wrong, I think the creators are geniuses and make a great and topical show). But, I'm not so sure such an outrageous character is going to be the best example to illustrate your theory.
but maybe you could examine it yourself.. how does the relationship with you and your dad differ with that of your brother and his dad? ..did they clash on things when he grew up? did your brother rebel against a strong male influence? was your brother 'sensitive'? ..immediately these questions naturally spring to mind..
You are all over the map here....with at least 100 different messages you are trying to convey in this one thread.
The satanic symbol of the hands is also a classic "rocker" sign. Things can have more than one meaning. It's also a popular sign for the Texas Longhorns. Doesn't surprise me that the sign is being given by those in the rock business....
Other times, images are simply chosen to be provocative and start buzz, especially in videos, which are, by their nature, advertisements. I doubt Rihanna or Kei$ha even have a clue who Baphomet is....
My own personal theory is a bit more spiritual. I think that we have a soul, and that soul goes through many incarnations. Sometimes male, sometimes female incarnations.
I think that often, a soul "leans" one way more than another, so if a "female" soul is born into a male body, it manifests as "gay".
Or, if someone's soul has no particular leaning, they may be "bi", etc. Again, just a theory, but I think it fits,
especially when seeing how many gay women dress more masculine or gay men dress more feminine. Not a law or rule, but just a general trend.
if there were male and female bodies to incarnate into.. wouldn't that mean there were male and female roles to play? lessons to be learnt, etc? as far as you and i can tell, this has been the way for thousands of years, right? ...what's changed in the last 100 years or so? ..can we really put our finger on it yet?
i see these more as human choices
Long time studier of Crowley here, very interesting person and life...granted plenty of major faults too of course, often recognized as "the most evil man" of his day... He was a grade A nutter alright...but he did live according to his own beliefs.
Heck, maybe all those folks are Satanists? Even if they are...so what? At least it is an honest religion (Do as thou will) and all of that. Personally, I think they're all a bunch of hooey and misinterpretations of ancient books that can't possibly relate to modern life where we don't sell our daughters or sacrifice innocents (all of which is in the Christian Bible, by the way, Old Testament, etc.), but hey, what do I know?
If you're trying to imply there is some kind of international Satanist cabal that is conspiring through all media and everything we see or do, to influence certain social behaviors, then that is a tall order. For starters, mass media sends out hundreds of DIFFERENT messages each minute. And while I could buy into an international cabal, any behavioral modification would likely be driven by commerce, not values.
I don't think the Universe is making a "mistake", I think it's simply all about experiencing as much as we wish to. Of course there are roles to play. But, if you learn both roles through different incarnations, then it is certainly more than you would as just one role, no? What has changed? Nothing. Homosexuality and bisexuality were pretty rampant in ancient times, especially in Rome and Greece, the founding civilizations forming the basis of the modern world.
Have you asked a gay person if it was a choice? I used to think the same as you. But I've spoken to gay friends, and bi friends (not a ton, but likely more than the average guy has), and they mostly confirm it was not a choice, it simply is who they are. No more than being straight is a choice for me.
only certain figures are able to easily 'get inside' the head and tinker/calibrate the others inner balance.. you know what i mean?
HIRAM ABIF IS PRONOUNCED: HAREM ABOVE!
Not a place one can get to so easily... This delves deeply into the subconscious mind. It has but one query... "know thyself!"...
Ninth degree teaches uninitiated folk the nine no no's. bully coward liar thief drunkard whore proud beggar joker
Fourteenth degree teaches uninitiated folk a tenth no no. traitor!
The fourth degree teaches geometry... A being supreme in size and shape. Thus its likely that with fear one concludes silently as if secret to delve in unto the sacred rule of geometry. This shape is classic... "Draw the line!" And that is the point! Wherein this lesson abides is in the comedy of the golden calf. gold/yellow is the color of fear! The calf is grown yet young, hence calf. Aka bully!
Those who seek to know a woman are mettlesome and perverted. Knowthyself... gaotu will raise to the harem above.
Do not be like the three idiots who killed Hiram. Moreso...
the eighteenth draws it justification from the Bible. "Do not suffer a witch to live" up for interpretations. but mainly a man who stands up to woman. He dares to cross the line. she is as a rose. The degree teaches the science of nature. Meaning he wanted it... naturally. men are sometimes the lowest of the low.
I'm gonna stop now. . Because I love my ATSians enough to let them experience for themselves. From 0 degree to 33rd...
cruel jokes. Faith's sense of humor. ~Pinocchio...
reply to post by shells4u The "Cup Of The Lord Our God", more commonly known as Grail but better clarified by the Spanish term "Mujeres" which reads in English "woman" is what the cup represents. High and mighty on the right. Seated next to the holy spirit (flag/banner) of their respective lord. The would be ruler of such a prize is nothing short of crowned figure who rules with a scepter. The crown is his mind and the scepter is his index finger which points out all of faults and failures as well as her glories. The broken pillar is the woman in all her glory at the mercy of man. Strong like a rock and perfect like a pillar but broken by her man. The bough is the sensitivity and softness of the woman. A delicate creature meant to be cared for. in the altar is the Bible. It represents lifes lessons but also jahbulon... which is pronounced you bow in. the star is representative of mortal man's priorities. Flag/country and woman. He upholds and she reigns and serves. Mujeres is a corrupted Latin compound word phrase... mugge which pronounced Mooh is mug as in coffee mug with Rex (king) added thereon. Thus mugge-rex is cup of the king. Also... the term for man in Spanish is "hombres" two words= wwomb king