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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    12 8.33%
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    Re: Is Homosexuality "Normal" and "Natural"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ocean007 View Post
    Let me guess why you believe such nonsense; because it doesn't lead to the unwanted burden of reproduction. Here's a news flash for you, there are many straight folks, myself included, who don't ever intend to reproduce. Sex without reproduction is fine by me.
    That's only part of it. Gay sex is a sin and a perversion according to the Word of God.
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    Re: Is Homosexuality "Normal" and "Natural"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Logicman View Post
    That's only part of it. Gay sex is a sin and a perversion according to the Word of God.
    Correction. Your interpretation of a particular translation of an edited assortment of writings that you take on faith are based on the word of God.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Which would, of course, make left-handed people abnormal. Most people don't think of abnormality as simply falling out of the statistical average, but as something that is actually wrong with the individual. You could also use it, under the same terms, to refer to black people as abnormal. That's why I'd hesitate to use the term "normal" to refer to something that is perfectly fine, even if it only applies to a minority.
    as a left handed person, I have no problem with it being labelled abnormal. It certainly seems so to me. It can't be explained genetically and it happens in a rather small percentage of the population.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Logicman View Post
    That's only part of it. Gay sex is a sin and a perversion according to the Word of God.
    Well then, don't have it yourself. However, it doesn't matter what other people do. I don't subscribe to your sky god, therefore YOUR interpretation and YOUR book mean NOTHING to me. Where in your book does it say to butt into people's lives and tell them what to do?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    Correction. Your interpretation of a particular translation of an edited assortment of writings that you take on faith are based on the word of God.
    Nope, that's what the Word says.
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    Re: Is Homosexuality "Normal" and "Natural"?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Well then, don't have it yourself. However, it doesn't matter what other people do. I don't subscribe to your sky god, therefore YOUR interpretation and YOUR book mean NOTHING to me. Where in your book does it say to butt into people's lives and tell them what to do?
    Why are you butting into mine? I didn't ask for your nonsense.
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    Re: Is Homosexuality "Normal" and "Natural"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Logicman View Post
    Why are you butting into mine? I didn't ask for your nonsense.
    LOL YOU were the one that posted your nonsense on a PUBLIC board. Don't like it, don't post here then.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    ............
    It doesn't matter whether you're talking about nature's order as being a result of "God's will" or simple chance as ordained by practical feasibility. It is ultimately the same thing.

    Assuming that God actually exists in the first place, and was the creator, and therefore designer, of the physical universe, it logically follows that nothing in that universe would have occurred without his knowledge or foresight. In short, if the world works a certain way, it is only because he made it that way in the first place.
    Doesn't this only serve to undermine your whole argument?

    Okay, but what does that change?
    The simple fact of the matter is that the vast majority of people don't really think about why they want sex one way or the other. They seek it out more or less innately.
    They do so, because they are being driven primarily by instinct and biological programming which is almost completely beyond their control.
    A person can think whatever pretty thoughts they want. At the end of the day, however, they are still ultimately beholden to their physical body, their physical mind, and all the intrinsic wants, needs, and limitations that come along with them.
    You've never made the conscious choice to NOT have sex and then acted on that?

    In this case, it simply happens to be an objectively observable fact that the primary reason why the human body and human instinct so strongly desire sexual activity in the first place, is because the act serves a reproductive function which ensures the survival of the species as a whole, and of an individual's own genetic lineage in particular. Sexuality wouldn't exist at all without that greater purpose. It would simply be a waste of time, energy, and resources that could be better spent elsewhere.
    It is not "objectively observable". You're discussing motivation and intent how is that objectively observable? It would be objectively observable it you punched someone in the nose or crashed your car but why you did either of those is not objectively observable.

    Sexuality wouldn't exist at all without that greater purpose. It would simply be a waste of time, energy, and resources that could be better spent elsewhere.
    This is one of the top ten most ridiculous things you've ever said. Lot's of things human beings do exist without a higher purpose. I thought of about 20 sarcastic things I could say in response to the "was of time...." thing but let's just say we disagree and the majority of the population would disagree also.

    I mean... Really, do you not see the intrinsic irony of suggesting that human beings are "evolved" enough to overcome their animal instincts, while, at the same time, lauding the virtues of messily smooshing up against one another for basically no other reason than instinctual drive and the natural chemical "high" that goes along with it?
    Yes, I do. If you choose when you do and when you don't you are controlling the impulse.

    ............. I wouldn't say that dignified and restrained "conquest of nature" is really one of them.
    it's a simple issue of self control which,as I recall, you advocate on a regular basis
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    Re: Is Homosexuality "Normal" and "Natural"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Logicman View Post
    That's only part of it. Gay sex is a sin and a perversion according to the Word of God.
    My God put gay people on the earth as part of his plan - a natural overpopulation control. In his wisdom, he left them with alternative urges and desires for intimacy, a wonderful part of the human experience.

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

    Could you please define "normal". Maybe I can help. Does "normal" mean you just go along to get along? Does "normal" mean you just try to act like most people around you? If these things are true, I'd like to propose that "normal" actually means "boring."

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