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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by USNavySquid View Post
    Concentration. Making the conscious effort to ignore my previous ideas about how-a-woman-should-look. Not so that I am attracted to HER (this ugly girl) specifically. Rather, re-writing the "rules" I follow regarding attraction in general. For example, I can consciously decide that acne and an asymmetrical face are OK. Those are just value-based judgments anyway. Values can change. Then, seeing this chic as not-ugly will be easier. Do you agree thus far?

    The only limitations that I can think of, are the will/desire and mental power to pull off such a stunt. But given the accomplishments of the human race to date, I think it is possible. How about you?

    I want to suggest to those that think that orientation/attraction is unchangeable, possibly only think so b/c they have not considered the power of concentration and the ease with replacing one value-based judgment with another.

    (When I say concentration, I don't mean an image of a buddhist monk trekking to a mountain and making an ice-cold towel on his bareback so hot that it releases steam. Have you seen that discovery channel special? No. I mean just sitting in your recliner and casually thinking about the "other gender" in such a way that it is arousing. Not giving up too soon. If the will to do so is not there, it won't happen. But that doesn't mean its impossible. If the will is there, but it doesn't happen, why can't the reason be something other than: Well it must just be impossible. ?
    Well the majority of gay people concentrate really hard on being straight for most of their young lives, and it doesn't work. Not only that, but they never concentrated on becoming gay in the first place, so it clearly is not a choice. If you think homosexuality is a choice, then choose it. Good luck.

    Lakryte, are you still saying that anyone who claims to be able to change orientation must be a bisexual? Circular logic.
    No, which is why I said you can't choose to have a bisexual orientation. Orientation cannot be chosen. When you talk about people being with girls and then guys, you can only assume they are bisexual. It makes no sense to assume they are changing orientations.
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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightrider View Post
    This isn't about whether one is for or against gay marriage.....

    Simply vote and discuss whether you believe that homosexuals have a choice in the matter, or were simply born that way, with no choice whatsoever.

    Please be courteous - thanks in advance.
    Homosexuality occurs in all aspects of nature. You can not choose being gay anymore than you can not choose your gender or ethnicity. So if your thinking is otherwise, get over it.

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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    The fact that gays can change says they are not born that way...Black and Hispanics can't change..Gays can.
    Wrong as always. I can buy purple contact lens to "change" the color of my eyes....the reality is, despite the appearance my eyes are still actually brown.
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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    and in other news gay and those who sympathize with them are still up in arms because the vast majority of the population either couldn't car less or thinks they are a buncha sickos, either way where you stick yer whinger isn't of any major import nor does it effect the price of tea in China, now in other other news today the President says that only homosexuals will be allowed to become scoutmasters...

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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    What people do phiscally it is a choice but which gender they prefer is not . Its a factor oh how one is raised and expernces through out life is a large determining factor . And the Genes some one posses as well .

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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by AngryOldGuy View Post
    and in other news gay and those who sympathize with them are still up in arms because the vast majority of the population either couldn't car less or thinks they are a buncha sickos, either way where you stick yer whinger isn't of any major import nor does it effect the price of tea in China, now in other other news today the President says that only homosexuals will be allowed to become scoutmasters...
    Quote Originally Posted by AngryOldGuy View Post
    Well golly gee and dang darn
    if a mental illness can be cured merely by removing it from the DSM-II
    What other abominably abhorrent deviant behavior can we rid society of next just by rewriting a book?
    "Gay and those who sympathize with them" ... ?

    Can you at least try to show some decency and compassion? I cannot begin to think of the number of lives that type of rhetoric has destroyed. Friends of mine who have become emotionally damaged, had their families destroyed, who end up self-harming, or -- in the worst case -- have attempted suicide because people like you have nothing better to do with their time, other than to make the lives of other people miserable. What's your issue that you have to be so cruel to another person?

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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by AngryOldGuy View Post
    and in other news gay and those who sympathize with them are still up in arms because the vast majority of the population either couldn't car less or thinks they are a buncha sickos, either way where you stick yer whinger isn't of any major import nor does it effect the price of tea in China, now in other other news today the President says that only homosexuals will be allowed to become scoutmasters...
    The majority of the population thinks they ought to have the same rights as you and I do? That's got to suck for you but you and I have one of many things in common, we will both be dead soon enough and that will solve that as they say.

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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Wrong as always. I can buy purple contact lens to "change" the color of my eyes....the reality is, despite the appearance my eyes are still actually brown.
    I used to know a girl who wore those, and had a thing for white slacks that she also wore white panties underneath. Between her eyes and her ass she always managed to make me smile.

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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by brothern View Post
    Can you at least try to show some decency and compassion?
    Nope ain't got an ounce of neither, just like tens upon tens of millions of other Americans.
    Cry over what other people think (which they are perfectly in their right as Americans)
    it sin't gonna change nuthin' Bubby.
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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by AngryOldGuy View Post
    Nope ain't got an ounce of neither, just like tens upon tens of millions of other Americans.
    Cry over what other people think (which they are perfectly in their right as Americans)
    it sin't gonna change nuthin' Bubby.
    He also has a few bridges to sell you. Barely used, driven upon only by little old ladies on Sundays.

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