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    Re: Are Gay People "Abnormal"?

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    So you have control over these....preferences?
    mac... just so you know, you are confusing preferences and acting on preferences. SB's preference may be for green. That doesn't mean he has to act on this preference by wearing green. One may be heterosexual or homosexual. That does not mean that they have to ACT on this preference. Doesn't change the preference, however.

    Always remember. There is a difference between the state of being or the preference and acting on the preference. When you confuse the two concepts, you tend to get in trouble with your argument.
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    Re: Are Gay People "Abnormal"?

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Because I evaluated writing styles and made a conscious decision on that which I liked, and that which I did not like.
    Describe the process of this conscious decision on what you liked and did not like in detail, please.
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    This is what I hate about politics the most, it turns people in snobbish egotistical self righteous dicks who allow their political beliefs, partisan attitudes, and 'us vs. them' mentality, to force them to deny reality.

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    Re: Are Gay People "Abnormal"?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    mac... just so you know, you are confusing preferences and acting on preferences. SB's preference may be for green. That doesn't mean he has to act on this preference by wearing green. One may be heterosexual or homosexual. That does not mean that they have to ACT on this preference. Doesn't change the preference, however.
    No, I'm not. What I was doing was trying to get him to explain his position a little better.

    Always remember. There is a difference between the state of being or the preference and acting on the preference. When you confuse the two concepts, you tend to get in trouble with your argument.
    I agree, I'm not disputeing the difference between feeling and doing...
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    Re: Are Gay People "Abnormal"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    That would indicate that she did not figure out what she was until then. She is 66, back then not only was the social pressure to marry and pump out kids was huge, and no one talked about orientation.
    Ok, gotcha. Was just curious, thanks for elaborating.
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    Re: Are Gay People "Abnormal"?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    Describe the process of this conscious decision on what you liked and did not like in detail, please.
    Ok, I'll give it a shot:

    As I've grown and "matured" I've met..let's say...thousands of people that all have had distinct personalities, but many of which have overlapping qualities. I've come to learn that certain mannerisms and activities are indicitive of aspects of a persons personality. I've noticed that there are people who are very concerned with exhibiting intelligence (and that these people are generally not of anything more than average intelligence) and do so with use of "big" or obscure words. People that do this in writing, or are overly detailed and verbose, irritate and bore me.

    I pick writers cusch as Steinbeck and Card because they are relatively concise and humble in their writing styles. This is a conscious decision on my part. There is no mystery to it.
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    Re: Are Gay People "Abnormal"?

    Quote Originally Posted by LuckyDan View Post
    Sounds more like self-control.
    Funny thing how those Biblical quotes can be interpreted an infinite number of ways.

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    Re: Are Gay People "Abnormal"?

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Ok, I'll give it a shot:

    As I've grown and "matured" I've met..let's say...thousands of people that all have had distinct personalities, but many of which have overlapping qualities. I've come to learn that certain mannerisms and activities are indicitive of aspects of a persons personality. I've noticed that there are people who are very concerned with exhibiting intelligence (and that these people are generally not of anything more than average intelligence) and do so with use of "big" or obscure words. People that do this in writing, or are overly detailed and verbose, irritate and bore me.

    I pick writers cusch as Steinbeck and Card because they are relatively concise and humble in their writing styles. This is a conscious decision on my part. There is no mystery to it.
    So why do you choose to let certain people bore you?

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    Re: Are Gay People "Abnormal"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Yes, absolutely. Sometimes, when it feels comfortable to talk about, I approach the topic of why a leftie holds the pen in an awkward fashion, rather than simply a mirror image of a right-hander.

    I've learned to hold a pen as a mirror image, but that requires me to be very picky in the pen that I use.
    I buy "Lefty" pens for my son if he has to do a lot of writing. The way that lefties have to contort their hands to write from left to right always looks really uncomfortable to me.

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    Re: Are Gay People "Abnormal"?

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    So why do you choose to let certain people bore you?
    I don't. I choose to ignore those that do in favor of those that don't.
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    Re: Are Gay People "Abnormal"?

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    I don't. I choose to ignore those that do in favor of those that don't.
    So to answer his question, you didn't make a choice to let certain people bore you, but once you realized that they did bore you, you made a choice to ignore them, right?
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