QUOTE (nairi @ Jun 3 2008, 03:01 PM)
So, if you recognize that homosexuals exist (meaning that there is a category of people that does not feel aroused by the opposite sex), and you do not believe in socialism (meaning that we should deprive ourselves of certain things for the greater good of the collectivity), then why would you want to see homosexuals married to people that they do not feel attracted to just so that we can continue propagating the myth that homosexuals are either an aberration or a figment of our imagination?
And if you still think that homosexuals should be married to the opposite sex, to whom they are not sexually attracted, then why should heterosexuals be able to enjoy their sexual choices and freedoms when their homosexual peers are not?
I never said homosexuals should not be married. If they want to get married, it's within the confines of what society deems 'marriage.'
The problem here is that what has been nothing more than a behavior and tendency among a marginal portion of the human population is now being foisted upon the majority and imposed as somehow an 'identity' when for ages it has always been recognized as nothing more than a sexual jumpsuit people jump in and out of. And to go even beyond calling it an 'identity' and to attach "rights" to it is even more idiotic.
Redefining marriage and the longstanding traditions which represent the collective wisdom of the ages and civilizations is like changing measure of a yardstick into centimeters and insisting on using it as a yardstick. In both cases one cannot change the definition of that thing, and still use it as a reliable source for measure.
Every society and its institutions are intolerant of some sort of behavior. Unqualified toleration is not only nonsensical it is impossible and lethal. Society can shun or frown on certain behavior or attitudes that it deems unjust or in some way inappropriate. Intolerance always occurs in terms of a society’s or its institutions’ premises. But since we are in a "democracy" where we are in an endless game of "rights", even "right and wrong" concepts become a matter of majorities and "tolerance".
Edited by Anonymouse, 03 June 2008 - 06:01 PM.