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More reason to lower the rainbow flag for good!

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Dear ttbn,

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You wrote :

1. « Homosexuality is not "perfectly natural" »
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According to the OED, “natural” means :

“Existing in or caused by nature; not made or caused by humankind”

And as I indicated in my previous post, the Norwegian zoologist, Peter Bockman pointed out that “‘No species has been found in which homosexual behaviour has not been shown to exist”.

If you have evidence to the contrary, ttbn, perhaps you would be kind enough to share it with me.
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2. « Sex is the natural way to procreate »
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That’s correct, ttbn, but homosexuality has nothing to do with procreation. It is the attraction to and preference of persons of the same sex which may or may not include sexual acts.

Homosexuality is not “an unnatural perversion of nature” as you indicate, ttbn. The same noble sentiments of affection, love, and respect that exist in many heterosexual couples exist in many homosexual couples also. That is not a differentiating factor.

And there is at least as much sexual depravity within the heterosexual community as there is within the homosexual community. That is not a differentiating factor either.

Religious concepts of normative heterosexuality (e.g., those of the Abrahamic monotheistic religions) are derived from the belief that man and woman were created by God to complement each other. Judaism, Christianity, and Islam have very similar concepts of sexuality and gender roles.

Those are our beliefs, ttbn. But they do not necessarily correspond to reality.

As I wrote in my previous post to diver dan, religious dogma is constantly proven wrong in its interpretation of nature by scientific research.

But then, as somebody observed recently (was it Donald Trump?), reality doesn't count. It's what people believe is reality that counts.

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Posted by Banjo Paterson, Friday, 5 August 2022 1:26:03 AM
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I think there are plenty on the Forum who are in no danger of contracting Monkey Pox from close sexual contact with anyone, male or female. Unless vague distant memories is a transmitter, then they could be in trouble!
Posted by Paul1405, Friday, 5 August 2022 5:57:32 AM
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Paul you are obviously speaking from personal experience, or you would know that most old blokes still enjoy the carnal pleasures.

You & yours have my sympathy.
Posted by Hasbeen, Friday, 5 August 2022 11:42:44 AM
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Paul,

Those also not at risk of Monkey pox are those that are married and don't sleep around.
Posted by shadowminister, Friday, 5 August 2022 2:43:55 PM
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For a different insight into Hinduism see worship of the Goddess Kali and how her devotees murdered innocent people, men women and children as offerings to her.

Talking to some senior police in India I was told that some unsolved murders are attributed to followers of Kali.
It’s also from her followers, the Thuggee, that we get our word ‘thug’.

Then there is Suttee, the charming Hindu practice of widows immolating themselves on their husbands funeral pyre, or being drugged and burned to death against their will.
Equally destructive, though not by death, was the Hindu practice of widows never remarrying and being forced to live apart from their families, those unfortunate to have been married as children and to have their husband die as a child, then faced a long life of widowhood and decidedly second class or lower, much lower in the social scale, but then that’s Karma.

Hinduism has some charming practices and many of them persist among the poor in both city and rural enviorenments.
Posted by Is Mise, Sunday, 7 August 2022 8:38:16 PM
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"
Monkey pox spreading disproportionately among the gay community in San Francisco.
Or; They start it, the vast majority pay the price of immoral lifestyles.
Remember AIDS and HIV. Here we go again!"

I love how all the angry old men keep crying about gays.

Being gay is not immoral. Most people agree. Upholding this sort of ignorant hate is WHY the right wing is dying out.

AIDS was not just spread sexually. Monkeypox is not something you're more likely to get if you are gay. Perhaps if you could read?
Posted by The voice of reason, Monday, 8 August 2022 1:46:08 PM
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