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Posted on 2013.03.04 at 00:00

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Michelle1963
michelle1963 at 2013-03-05 13:50 (UTC) (Link)
It appears that some people were programmed not only with certain beliefs, but given an added bit of code that causes extreme distress if they or anyone else questions those beliefs. I am never able to read the full spectrum of emotion when confronted with this phenomena. The two obvious ones are fear, often accompanied by anger. But I wonder if there is at least one more? Guilt or perhaps shame when doubt arises? Guilt and shame are very powerful emotions. But this is only a shaky hypothesis at best. Given the extreme response, I have never been in a position to ask. And honestly, I am not sure they would know.

To believe something simply because one is afraid not to is a very sad state of events. So let's consider gaydom. Acceptance means what? Acknowledgement that being gay is not simply a choice to embrace a "sinful" lifestyle? Well, if not a choice, then what? A trick of biology? There is empirical evidence to support that. PET scans reveal that the functionality of the gay male brain resembles neither straight males nor straight females. It appears to be another thing entirely. So if we accept a biological underpinning for the phenomena of homosexuality, then we have to accept the idea that with a biological twist of fate, we ourselves could have been gay.

Oh holy shit! Fuck no! Can't accept that. It has to be a choice and scientific research can go fuck itself.

The result is no growth; no mutual understanding; only dogma.

So yes, it is very refreshing to hear the phrase, "personal views on (insert anything you'd like) are evolving."

Edited at 2013-03-05 02:04 pm (UTC)
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