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I was wondering what some of you thought was the motive or even motives that would encourage someone to oppose gay rights?
Does it all boil down to simple fear?[b][color=blue]

(Edited by Mashedtaters 8/21/2006 at 06:20 AM).
 


Posts: 2 | Posted: 06:19 AM on August 21, 2006 | IP
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Fear of what?


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"Thou believest that God is one; thou does well: the demons also believe, and shudder." James 2:19 - Belief is never enough.
 


Posts: 1287 | Posted: 07:36 AM on August 21, 2006 | IP
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*The Unknown*

People often fear that which they cannot relate to or understand.
 


Posts: 292 | Posted: 07:39 AM on August 21, 2006 | IP
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I don't understand how a black hole's gravity sucks in light, but I don't fear it.  Guess that's not it.


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"Thou believest that God is one; thou does well: the demons also believe, and shudder." James 2:19 - Belief is never enough.
 


Posts: 1287 | Posted: 08:03 AM on August 21, 2006 | IP
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I don't understand how a black hole's gravity sucks in light, but I don't fear it.


I sure do. A black hole has more than the capacity to kill us all. The comfort comes in knowing there are none close enough to us to do that.


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Posts: 729 | Posted: 3:05 PM on August 21, 2006 | IP
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Ok, not sure what your fear has to do with my point, but let's consider.  I have no idea what is going to happen in the next sixty seconds.  There could be a gas leak in my house that I don't know about that is going to blow the house up with my children and me in it.  I could have a heart attack.  Some guy could be driving too fast and plow his truck into my living room.  These are all unknowns.  "I" don't sit around fearing them.  I also don't get what "fear" has to do with the discussion.  I can only assume that those with weak arguments wish to sidetrack the conversation by trying to get us to denounce this idea that we are apparently "scaredy cats" and only argue against it out of fear.  This isn't the third grade.  You're not going to upset me by calling me names.  I don't care if you have Arnold log on and start calling us "girlie men", it's not going to lend support to your stance one bit.


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Posts: 1287 | Posted: 5:54 PM on August 21, 2006 | IP
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No, i know most of you attempt to argue against homosexuality and gay marriage because you claim to know what is 'moral' and 'right' because a book told you so. No additional proof or evidence, just a man-made book. A centuries-old book. A centuries-old-man-made book. Well, I'm convinced!
 


Posts: 292 | Posted: 08:03 AM on August 25, 2006 | IP
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I suppose that you don't believe any of the history of Alexander the Great because all we know of it was originally recorded in a centuries old book...  Must be nice to only have to worry about human history since the day you were born.   Guess there was no holocaust or slavery either.  Ignorance must be bliss.


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Accounts of historical events do not discomfort me in regards to their legitimacy as (a) there is usually more than one account and we therefore have a more balanced perspective as to what actually occurred, (b) most if not all are produced by those who experienced the events first-hand or at least from someone else who did and (c) these historical accounts are not attempting to govern the beliefs and values of today's society by claiming to know what is 'right' and 'moral'. I'm not arguing against the legitimacy of the accounts of the events in the Bible (well, in the New Testament at least...) but I am arguing against the legitimacy of the Bible's content regarding what is right and wrong and whether it should still be applied today.
 


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