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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    It is a choice but it doesn't seem so because it's a manifestation of a cultural mental imbalance in the individual so they will never see it as being the flawed perception it is, they will always try to justify it as biological.



    Such is why you see such heated posts by gays. Subconsciously they know it's a choice but they could never admit that or they'd essentially be confessing that it's actually simply the equivalent to a child playing pirate. It is possible to choose not to as evidenced by 'bisexual' people. At least that group admits it's a choice openly so.

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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by FreedomFromAll View Post
    I cannot answer your question of absurdity.

    But I do actually understand what you were trying to get at. You were wondering if a person could make them self attracted to something that repulses them normally.
    That attraction would be dependent on many factors. ANd completely reliant on what decision the person has made. That is if they can indeed make such a decision. Some people can and some people cannot. But that fact doesnt matter to the people hell bent on saying that you cannot decide such things. ANd to the people that play this back and forth game they are convinced that they are right. Not ever at least once considering that they do not have all the facts on the matter. But hey why bother checking the evidence? Just get the message out right?
    The evidence shows homosexuality is not a choice, since homosexuals would not commit suicide over their sexuality if they could change it, and since virtually all homosexuals argue they never made the choice to be gay.
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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan5 View Post
    It is a choice but it doesn't seem so because it's a manifestation of a cultural mental imbalance in the individual so they will never see it as being the flawed perception it is, they will always try to justify it as biological.



    Such is why you see such heated posts by gays. Subconsciously they know it's a choice but they could never admit that or they'd essentially be confessing that it's actually simply the equivalent to a child playing pirate. It is possible to choose not to as evidenced by 'bisexual' people. At least that group admits it's a choice openly so.
    Complete nonsense. Many gay people desperately wanted to be straight in our youth to avoid the discrimination and pressure of society against gays. We would have loved to make the choice to be straight, but we couldn't. Bisexual people cannot choose to be bisexual either. Gays have heated posts because many of us went through a lot to accept that our sexuality was not something we could choose. The only time I ever acted like a child playing pirate was when I pretended to be straight to fit in.
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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by FreedomFromAll View Post
    Back in the day a bottle of Jack made just about any women at closing time the most beautiful women in the world.
    If the only way you can make a woman attractive that you find unattractive is drinking a mind-altering alcoholic beverage, then you have only proven my point.
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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lakryte View Post
    If the only way you can make a woman attractive that you find unattractive is drinking a mind-altering alcoholic beverage, then you have only proven my point.
    I hope that you are not going hang on that string.

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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan5 View Post
    It is a choice but it doesn't seem so because it's a manifestation of a cultural mental imbalance in the individual so they will never see it as being the flawed perception it is, they will always try to justify it as biological.
    Such is why you see such heated posts by gays. Subconsciously they know it's a choice but they could never admit that or they'd essentially be confessing that it's actually simply the equivalent to a child playing pirate. It is possible to choose not to as evidenced by 'bisexual' people. At least that group admits it's a choice openly so.
    What exactly is a "cultural" imbalance?

    What evidence do you have to support your theory that it is a choice? Or is this what you have deduced from your personal experiences?

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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lakryte View Post
    The evidence shows homosexuality is not a choice, since homosexuals would not commit suicide over their sexuality if they could change it, and since virtually all homosexuals argue they never made the choice to be gay.
    Nice opinion but I dont but that 100% of all homosexuals live that lifestyle against their choice. In case you missed it, I have been asserted that there exists a small percentage of people that can chose their sexual orientation. There exists that thing called fluid sexuality, where the person (usually biologically female) can jump back and forth between heterosexuality and homosexuality. Some though have no real choice and switch back and forth against their choice but do so by their choice. To ignore that these people exist is not very nice and doesnt make them feel to good about it either.

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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by FreedomFromAll View Post
    Nice opinion but I dont but that 100% of all homosexuals live that lifestyle against their choice. In case you missed it, I have been asserted that there exists a small percentage of people that can chose their sexual orientation. There exists that thing called fluid sexuality, where the person (usually biologically female) can jump back and forth between heterosexuality and homosexuality. Some though have no real choice and switch back and forth against their choice but do so by their choice. To ignore that these people exist is not very nice and doesnt make them feel to good about it either.
    That's call bisexual, and you can't chose to be bisexual either. Sexuality is not chosen, and there is zero reason to believe it is.
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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    What exactly is a "cultural" imbalance?

    What evidence do you have to support your theory that it is a choice? Or is this what you have deduced from your personal experiences?


    It's simply obvious is all. People get too stuck on words like homosexual, gay, bisexual. They don't exist in the flesh is my point.


    They are merely culturally imbalanced organisms that through neo modern consumer cultures that lack any clear values these organisms became mentally and emotionally cultural imbalanced. Instead of following the biological coding of nature to biologically progress on the path to create another organism, these particular organisms became culturally confused through 'Bright Lights' (consumer culture). The story of the night bugs flying into the bug zapper. That is not their natural progression but they still became confused and flew into the zapper. The same is true of humans who label themselves gay, bisexual or whatever. Their signals in their upbringing somehow led them to choose destruction over progression. Nature doesn't spawn organisms with instincts to end their genetic lines. This is how you know it is a choice and not biological. Biology does not code a species to fly into the bug zapper. That is mere confusion.

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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    There's no poll.

    But no, homosexuality isn't a choice. Gays can't just flip over to the other side anymore than a straight person can make himself gay.
    I have looked at a good number of studies on this topic that seem to prove the hypothesis you want. One statistic I saw that tends to make me think the no choice assumption might be right, is that the distribution of homosexuals (male) in different societies and cultures around the world is relativly constant.
    But to be honest, that is not a really strong argument.

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