I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
"circumstance of birth" is often used in arguments to support welfare and other means of supporting and aiding others.
Sometimes it's a sensible discussion and sometimes it's just a ploy to pluck heartstrings in an attempt to dictate others.
Yet according to some faiths you do, in fact, choose your family.
A screaming comes across the sky.
It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow
Without an understanding about what our fundamental genetic wiring is, which "establishes" behaviors, such as sexual orientation, we will never know how to address the personal and social consequences related to those universal behaviors.
Regardless of who is attracted to who...sexual behaviors are a function of the human experience that won't go away.
To think other wise is beyond naive.
Last edited by Removable Mind; 06-01-11 at 07:36 AM.
Aunt... It's a clarification comment. Feel free to respond however. I might add that in a social context, this INTENDED (which I botched its meaning terribly) meaning of the thread is examining the issues that people use to discriminate or raise prejudices. People who degrade or demean others for "immutable characteristics" are at the least bigots. Many are racists.Originally Posted by Removable Mind
For instances. I don't believe that our sexual orientation is a "learned behavior". I believe it is, for the most part, and immutable characteristic. I also believe there are some who might alter that orientation for reasons related to traumatic events.
So, if sexual orientation is literally proven to be an immutable characteristic...then those who attack homosexuality as a choice, which they deem against our nature, which is to believe that people are innately (circumstance of birth, by the way) heterosexual - would no longer have a basis for their arguments and beliefs.
Thanks for participating.
Last edited by Removable Mind; 06-01-11 at 09:04 AM.