View Poll Results: Is homosexuality "normak" and "natural"?

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  • Homosexuality is normal

    68 47.22%
  • Homosexuality is not normal

    46 31.94%
  • Homosexuality is natural

    92 63.89%
  • Homosexuality is not natural

    19 13.19%
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Thread: Is Homosexuality "Normal" and "Natural"?

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    Re: Is Homosexuality "Normal" and "Natural"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    It seems rather unlikely that it wouldn't be especially considering how closely the human attraction to certain physical features correlates with fertility and virility.



    As I said before, the question of "harm" can be rather subjective in this case.

    I've got a few conditions myself which I would have much rather been born without, if I was given the choice. For instance, I was born with mild Scoliosis, which might very well translate into a more mild form of undiagnosed Marfan Syndrome.

    Has it ever effected my quality of life? Not really.

    Is it even especially noticeable? No. Not even the Army docs noticed it during my enlisted physical (which is the only reason I got in).

    However, I'd really rather not have it all the same.



    What makes you think that aging wouldn't be one of the first things on the chopping block?

    I'm not saying that Homosexuality is the "root of all evil" here. Far from it. It's basically irrelevant on the whole.

    However, that being said, there's still no real reason why it should have to exist. It's just an anomaly.
    I think that some people are just wired a bit differently, so for them it does exist. I've got nothing against them. Live and let live.

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    Re: Is Homosexuality "Normal" and "Natural"?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    I think that some people are just wired a bit differently, so for them it does exist. I've got nothing against them. Live and let live.
    True. It's not like I'm suggesting that we go out and put all the homosexuals to death here or anything. I don't really care what anyone does, within reason.

    I'm simply looking at the issue from a scientific / medical standpoint. Like it or not, if it were possible to keep children from being born homosexual in the first place, I think a lot of parents would opt to do exactly that.

    I know I would.

    It'd simply make things easier for them, and easier for society in general.

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    Re: Is Homosexuality "Normal" and "Natural"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    True. It's not like I'm suggesting that we go out and put all the homosexuals to death here or anything. I don't really care what anyone does, within reason.

    I'm simply looking at the issue from a scientific / medical standpoint. Like it or not, if it were possible to keep children from being born homosexual in the first place, I think a lot of parents would opt to do exactly that.

    I know I would.

    It'd simply make things easier for them, and easier for society in general.
    That's true in that no parent would want their child to have to suffer in any way. I also wonder how many people are just confused about their sexuality for whatever reasons and are not truly homosexuals. I'm quite sure that is the case in some instances.

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    Re: Is Homosexuality "Normal" and "Natural"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    The simple answer here is that nature just isn't that efficient.

    Genes, in at least some fashion, want to perpetuate themselves. For whatever reason, they always have, and they always will.

    However, this doesn't mean that they we, as organisms, are consciously aware of that fact. It is hardwired into us as a matter of basic instinct instead.

    When you alter the environmental circumstances those instincts were adapted to recognize (by adding artificial birth control into the mix, for instance), the system simply doesn't know how to react.

    As far as your body is concerned, it is doing its part simply by having sex. It doesn't know that the act has basically been rendered futile by the usage of condoms, the pill, or whatever else.
    I agree with that but that does not negate the fact that our consciousness over rides any instinctual aspect of the genes want to perpetuate...
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    Re: Is Homosexuality "Normal" and "Natural"?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Like I said, overpopulation is due to advances in medical science that allow us to have much longer life spans and have less maternal/fetal natural deaths. This does not negate the fact that we have sex to reproduce. We don't REALIZE this, but that is why we have sex.
    I am talking about non-human overpopulation. Clearly you completely ignored the links I gave you--and my own post, which explicitly stated that is what I was talking about in my deer example.
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    Re: Is Homosexuality "Normal" and "Natural"?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    That's true in that no parent would want their child to have to suffer in any way. I also wonder how many people are just confused about their sexuality for whatever reasons and are not truly homosexuals. I'm quite sure that is the case in some instances.
    It's hard to say, especially with how prickly everyone tends to be regarding the subject these days.

    I agree that it's probably something that happens though... Every now and then, at least.

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    Re: Is Homosexuality "Normal" and "Natural"?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Well, guns have always been pretty much accepted until just recent history. MOST men in the old days carried a weapon. That was the norm.
    No. It was not the norm. That is the misrepresentation of Hollywood. Most men, including most cowboys and men out west, did not carry a gun. Most people, in fact, in the history of the USA, did not carry guns.
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    Re: Is Homosexuality "Normal" and "Natural"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lakryte View Post
    I am talking about non-human overpopulation. Clearly you completely ignored the links I gave you--and my own post, which explicitly stated that is what I was talking about in my deer example.
    When "overpopulation" occurs in nature, the excess individuals simply die off.

    Homosexuality isn't involved in any way, shape, or form.

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    Re: Is Homosexuality "Normal" and "Natural"?

    Maybe I'm biased but I'm guessing there are more people confused about homosexuality than the other way around. I can't imagine someone with a dick in their mouth being confused. Its not like it just fell in there.


    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    That's true in that no parent would want their child to have to suffer in any way. I also wonder how many people are just confused about their sexuality for whatever reasons and are not truly homosexuals. I'm quite sure that is the case in some instances.

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    Re: Is Homosexuality "Normal" and "Natural"?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    I also tend to think (and I think I might have read this somewhere and it makes sense) that because children tend to be ANNOYING - LOL - sex feels good and we want to have sex so that we WILL reproduce regardless. Abortions and BC are just methods we use to prevent having the children, but it still does not negate the fact that we were designed to WANT to have sex so that we will reproduce in spite of the annoying children. J/K, personally I LOVE children, but apparently a lot of people here do not.
    No. We were designed to want to have sex because it feels good. Kids are a by-product. I have no understanding as to why you can't grasp this.

    Have you even read my links or posts? Just because you don't realize it does not mean it is not a biological imperative because it is. Without it, human beings would have died out LONG ago. Sex feels good so that you will want to do it in order to reproduce.
    I have already said that people abort and have killed certain offspring over history. These are not isolated either but permeated all cultures. The reason we have kids is because we have sex and want the baby... that is the only reason.
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