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    Re: Awaiting the Supreme Court's gay marriage decisions [W:641]

    Quote Originally Posted by Aderleth View Post
    Yeah, I suspected that was the point you wanted to make. As I, and every man in the world can attest, getting blood flowing is a simple matter of manual stimulation. Hell, sometimes a stiff breeze is enough (pardon the pun, I couldn't help myself). Does that indicate that I'm sexually attracted to either my hand or the wind? No, it does not.

    Along the same lines, are you familiar with the term "gay for pay"?
    So, where is this lack of control?
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    Re: Awaiting the Supreme Court's gay marriage decisions [W:641]

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    So, where is this lack of control?
    Over one's desires. Same as it ever was. You're still conflating two distinct issues.

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    Re: Awaiting the Supreme Court's gay marriage decisions [W:641]

    Quote Originally Posted by Aderleth View Post
    Over one's desires. Same as it ever was. You're still conflating two distinct issues.
    So, despite all our advancement beyond our basic primal instincts....we're actually just slaves to them?

    Interesting.
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    Re: Awaiting the Supreme Court's gay marriage decisions [W:641]

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    So, despite all our advancement beyond our basic primal instincts....we're actually just slaves to them?

    Interesting.
    Yes. Try not eating for a week. Humans are still animals.

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    Re: Awaiting the Supreme Court's gay marriage decisions [W:641]

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    So, despite all our advancement beyond our basic primal instincts....we're actually just slaves to them?

    Interesting.
    You're surprised by this? Tell me, when have you ever, in your entire life, made a conscious decision to be attracted to someone?

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    Re: Awaiting the Supreme Court's gay marriage decisions [W:641]

    Quote Originally Posted by Aderleth View Post
    You're surprised by this? Tell me, when have you ever, in your entire life, made a conscious decision to be attracted to someone?
    Oh, plenty of times. Tell me, do you think there is any conscious decision making at all involved with choosing a mate?
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    Re: Awaiting the Supreme Court's gay marriage decisions [W:641]

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Oh, plenty of times.
    I think you're lying. Possibly to me, possibly to yourself. Can't be sure.

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Tell me, do you think there is any conscious decision making at all involved with choosing a mate?
    Sure there is. But there's no conscious decision making going on with respect to who you're attracted to. Again: you're confusing distinct issues.

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    Re: Awaiting the Supreme Court's gay marriage decisions [W:641]

    Quote Originally Posted by Papa bull View Post
    I think of it more as spite than hypocrisy. Eff me? Ok. Eff you. It's really that simple. It doesn't make me the "better man". It just makes me an honest one.
    ROFL. Your political principles boil down to, "You annoyed/offended/upset me so I'm going to try to annoy/offend/upset you." That sure is honest but it lacks tact to the point of being self defeating. The truth is you looked for a reason to oppose same sex marriage, and you found one of the most enigmatic ones I could have imagined. It is clear you don't have any close relationships with gay people, otherwise your feelings on this issue would not be as superficial as they are.
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    Re: Awaiting the Supreme Court's gay marriage decisions [W:641]

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Oh, plenty of times. Tell me, do you think there is any conscious decision making at all involved with choosing a mate?
    Sort of. I think we make the decision on an unconscious, gut level and then later we use conscious reasoning to fabricate an explanation for why we made that decision. Of course this discussion is going nowhere since even the best in the field of psychology are debating this very topic. Everyone is entitled to their opinion on this one.
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    Re: Awaiting the Supreme Court's gay marriage decisions [W:641]

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Oh, plenty of times. Tell me, do you think there is any conscious decision making at all involved with choosing a mate?
    Choosing to be with someone and being attracted to that person are different things.

    We may discount a mate that we are attracted to for more practical or even less practical reasons. And some may even choose a mate that they are not attracted to at all for practical or even unpractical reasons.
    "A woman is like a teabag, you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." - Eleanor Roosevelt

    Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.

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