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Best Answer Eric Dierker says
Love this answer!!! So true to all. Anyone who hasn't noticed being looked down on hasn't looked!
I also loved this answer.In addition, When men came back from the wars they also brought back with them wives and children of the culture they lived in at the time. China, Vietnamese, others too. Some still have predjudice labels today.
There is a wonderful book about inter-racial marriage arising after wartime from England in World War II. It's called Chequerboard by Nevil Shute. It's an eye-opener about racism and the thinking that began to lessen it.
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Christin Sander says
Respectfully, I have to disagree with this answer.
disagree all you like, it's still true throughout history unfortunately otherwise there wouldn't be wars, civil rights issues, slavery etc.
Do you have a *reason* for disagreeing? With what, specifically do you disagree. And, does the "inferiority issues??" comment honestly indicate the respect you claimed above?
"inferiority issues" - meaning people look down on others to feel better about themselves. those who find fault with other people tend to feel inferior themselves, hence the need to belittle others and engage in prejudice.
I know, Christin. I was agreeing with *you*. :)
I know I was just trying to clarify what I meant by that :) thanks
ChristinS: I know plenty of people whose very existence relies on tearing people down, in order to build themselves up because they are not capable of progress on their own merit. That to me is an inferiority issue. I'm with you on this.
I'm sorry, I just do not believe this to be the issue when it comes to homosexuality. It is a lifestyle that disturbs people because it is not the norm. I am trying my best to answer this without offending anyone.
Who says it's not normal? It's quite normal actually and many species have naturally occurring homosexuality. Birth defects aren't normal - yet we'd be appalled if people said the disabled were somehow lesser than those who are not.
About 4 out of 100 babies that are born have some type of birth defect. Which really brings me to the center of the problem with homosexuality, no babies. If it is not a reproductive relationship (as it was meant to be) then our civilization is gone.
Oh yes, we have a horrible population problem. There is naturally occurring homosexuality in species to prevent over propagation of the species. It baffles me how many lame justifications people can come up with for prejudice against gays.
Is it normal for a man to bare a child? No. So this means it IS NOT normal. God has told us to be fruitful and multiply. Men cannot do this.
The bible also says men can have more than one wife, slavery is permitted, you shouldn't wear more than one type of cloth - you can't pick and choose and nowhere did Jesus ever specifically mention gays - your argument lacks merit.
You are quoting what you think scripture says without providing the scripture?? Romans 27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and recei
You're still picking and choosing phrases that fit your own bias and are too closed minded to see it. Fortunately, most people are evolving past this nonsense.I can pick and choose too "Judge not lest ye be judged" more xtians should try it.
JThomp42 - this may help you understand what ChristinS is saying: Suppose you are right about the unnaturalness of homosexuality. Even so, that is not a basis for a Xtian straight person to think he is better: See TTaylor3418 below, 1 Peter 2:17.
JThomp - Romans was written in a time where Christianity wanted to get more followers. What better way to do so than denounce the more...pleasurable of Pagan practices. Man, u need to stop removing verses from context.
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Celeste Wilson says
Sid Kemp says
Bravo. Thank you for sharing that insight. The herd mentality offers comfort, yet yields this sad side of human nature. Perhaps it does wrap right back around to fear..
Thank you, Eric. For more, see Eric Ericsson's bio of Gandhi, and the concept of pseudospeciation.
Thank you for a very good explanation!
Sid thanks, I did some reviewing of that very interesting concept, learned much and have at least one book on the list.
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Christofer French says
Catherine Tally says
What a strange naive thing to say. I respect your opinion and must say that I will cogitate on it. The reason groups are grouped is because they act alike. End of story. How they feel or think is fine and dandy. But not the test.
Eric - perhaps Cat means that we shouldn't place all people of one group in the same box - eg "straight people who think they are better" in with "all straights" etc. Assuming that a group has the same opinion as 1 person within that etc.? I don't no
jlpark, I think you and cat are on to something. I think it would be a cool idea if each formal club or group, actually went to the trouble to state the goals of tolerance and acceptance. I bet it would only strengthen them. And of course individuals
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