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is that all you read geisha,

the first line of my post

what makes me think?

i included no one and excluded no one

what makes you think

can you think as a homosexual person

can you live it in your mind

it's then that one can see to speak

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is that all you read geisha,

the first line of my post

what makes me think?

i included no one and excluded no one

what makes you think

can you think as a homosexual person

can you live it in your mind

it's then that one can see to speak

No, I read the entire post. It is because you were not specific I asked you for clarification. . . . . I was curious enough to want to know. I could just read into it I guess. . . .

I thought the thread was "Homosexuality a doctrinal discussion" ?? I did not realize I had to be one to speak about that doctrinal issue.

Since I am interested in the topic and have a great deal of interaction with people who are either gay. . . . or practice homosexuality within the confines of incarceration. . . . "gay for the stay" as they say. . . . I was naturally curious.

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No, I read the entire post. It is because you were not specific I asked you for clarification. . . . . I was curious enough to want to know. I could just read into it I guess. . . .

I thought the thread was "Homosexuality a doctrinal discussion" ?? I did not realize I had to be one to speak about that doctrinal issue.

Since I am interested in the topic and have a great deal of interaction with people who are either gay. . . . or practice homosexuality within the confines of incarceration. . . . "gay for the stay" as they say. . . . I was naturally curious.

I didn't say you had to be one to see what it is from the inside.

It's made a doctrinal issue for various reasons I suppose.

But it isn't, a clear approach would be more open don't you think?

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Been awhile since I visited... It's interesting to see all of the different ideas on the nature of the original question in this thread.

It could be a really novel idea, trying to move beyond the hot-button question of whether homosexuality is right or wrong. What if, instead, we critically think about what it IS, rather than what it is supposed to be. What it is supposed to be usually involves some dreary quote from some human cactus with perpetual indigestion. Unhappy people say unhappy things. Then there is the question of whether it's natural -- which sounds like a valid expression of a biological urge but often really means morally acceptable. I don't pretend to understand this tendency in human beings to declare what is and isn't natural, usually without reference to the natural world around them for clues.

As far as abominations go, try watching a Pauly Shore movie... though, I'd recommend a dose of Gravol first.

geisha779, I really liked your post discussing politicalization. I thought about it for a bit, and I think that many political movements begin the same way. A group of people organise around an idea or identity, sharing a common trait or common desire, a sense of persecution, political or social exclusion, or discrimination at the hands of a larger group within which they exist. Just as quickly as one group forms and begins to exercise its voice calling for rights, still other groups consisting of people of contrary opinion will form, some committed to maintaining their priveleged position, some out of vague fears, some out of unvarnished hate.

I see a parallel in the women's sufferage movement: the polical resistance THAT movement met was just as vehement and ridiculous as the one faced by gay folks in many places these days. The same ludicrous arguments used to oppose giving women the vote (it's unnatural; it will destroy traditional roles; our civilisation will crumble) sound eerily similar to the ones being used today to argue the legitimacy of homosexuality, or, more recently still, the legitimacy of same-sex marriage. The Christian right is a political movement.... not a Christian movement.... it pushes an agenda and takes no prisoners. That's a pretty astute statement.

soul searcher wrote a really interesting post too: I think many individuals, cutting across all political persuasions and cultural groups, are revolted by and/or afraid of homosexuality. It's uncomfortable to have to explain to your kids why those two men are walking hand-in-hand, or why little Johnny in my class has 'two daddies.' That's sharp. It seems that most of the discomfort is on the parent's side, not the kids'. I think kids are pretty easygoing. Of course, they react to the emotions and behaviour of their primary role models. If I were to blame parents for anything, it would be for teaching homophobia, sexism, or racism... To be fair, I don't always think that people give a lot of thought to what they say, and they'd be horrified if you were to accuse them of being, say, homophobic... but there they are with their kid, and they get all uptight and mutter with disgust if they see two men holding hands. Or they say "I don't understand why those people can't just be happy. Why do they want to get married too?" And that might say a heck of a lot more than they may think it does, but it doesn't actually encourage understanding or critical thought. Disapproval, discomfort, judgement, et cetera, but not consideration, not discussion. I'm glad to see more discussion here than reactionism. It's refreshing.

Strangely, that reminds me of the words of some crazy hippie type guy who said something about doing unto others...

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