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Trigger warning: I'm bisexual, and want to support LGBTQI+ rights.

Discussion in 'Journals' started by YeshuaRedeemed, Dec 10, 2019.

  1. Sinncubus-74

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    Okay, except it doesn't.
     
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  2. SigurdReginson

    SigurdReginson Well-Known Member

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    This thread isn't about you or your opinions. Create a debate thread if you wanna talk about your drivel.
     
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  3. Link

    Link Well-Known Member

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    We are all interconnected. Wasting time creates ignorance, by ignorance the oppressors rule and misguide humans, and spread corruption and chaos in the earth.

    Not relying on God's guidance, makes people eventually misguided by their caprice and whatever idols they chose to follow.

    This is the reality. Desires don't choose right and wrong, nor change reality.

    Family structure is the heart of humanity, and how we go about is one of the most dire ways on how to organize and respect our humanity and respect ourselves.
     
  4. Vinayaka

    Vinayaka devotee
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    My wonderful city just passed a ban on conversion therapy today. It is now illegal to open a business for that purpose. Progressive.
     
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  5. RabbiO

    RabbiO הרב יונה בן זכריה

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    We don’t get many visitors from the 12th Century. Will you be visiting this century for an extended period?
     
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  6. Evangelicalhumanist

    Evangelicalhumanist "Truth" isn't a thing...
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    I'm sorry, but this is nonsense. Broad generalizations based on the idea that "every human is the same and therefore ought to do the same things." Thus, having 6 kids must be bad, because if everybody did it, the world would be overcrowded before very long at all. Or, having no kids must be bad, because if everybody did it, the world would be depopulated in short order.

    Nothing is ever so simplistic. Life, and especially human life, is hugely more complex than that.

    And your simplistic notions of "good" and "bad" are troubling. It seems to forget that it is often very true that something that is good for one person is also good for everybody else. Not so. My blood pressure medication would kill my lover, if he took it, and kill me if I stopped taking it.

    Grow up.
     
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  7. Guitar's Cry

    Guitar's Cry Verisimilitudinous

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    For Kant, yes. But this is one ethical perspective and even then is more complicated than that.

    categorical imperative | Summary & Examples

    For the most part, human social and sexual behavior is too complex to easily apply a universal to. This appears to be an evolutionary advantage for us generalists.
     
  8. dybmh

    dybmh Terminal Optimist
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    I cannot imagine anyone here on RF disrespecting you because of your position on sexuality.

    I think you are safe here.

    Even the opposition from @Link feels respectful to me, even if it does not represent the consensus point of view.
     
  9. Evangelicalhumanist

    Evangelicalhumanist "Truth" isn't a thing...
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    The very best way to support anybody, or any group, is simply to stop opposing them. Respect and acceptance of others -- as they are -- is the highest respect you can pay.
     
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  10. YeshuaRedeemed

    YeshuaRedeemed Revelation 3:10

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    I have done nothing wrong. You are speaking from privilege, and THAT is what's unacceptable. I don'thave to either be straight, or publish how I identify ever, unless I so choose. I also don't owe you an explanation.
     
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  11. YeshuaRedeemed

    YeshuaRedeemed Revelation 3:10

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    I fully accept them.
     
  12. Evangelicalhumanist

    Evangelicalhumanist "Truth" isn't a thing...
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    Good. Then fully accepting yourself, too, what's left to worry about?
     
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  13. YeshuaRedeemed

    YeshuaRedeemed Revelation 3:10

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    How people will treat me.
     
  14. Stanyon

    Stanyon WWMRD?

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    What is your favourite type of food?
     
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  15. Vinayaka

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    I think it's just wise to know that there are bigots, racists, etc. in this world. But you also have the right of association. So all you can do is exercise your will, and your rights to limit contact with bigots to the best of your ability. It generally isn't a difficult thing to figure out who is who. By far the majority of people are tolerant. Best wishes.
     
  16. YeshuaRedeemed

    YeshuaRedeemed Revelation 3:10

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    Egg rolls, if they are vegetarian.
     
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  17. Jim

    Jim Nets of Wonder

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    I agree with some parts of what you’re saying. I’d like to discuss all this with you privately, or in another thread.
     
  18. Left Coast

    Left Coast Happy New Year!
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    First of all, I just want to say I'm sorry that your thread was so quickly derailed by an ignorant homophobe. You didn't deserve or ask for that.

    Second, as a gay man who grew up immersed in conservative Christian culture and who's family did not take his coming out terribly well, I completely empathize with your situation. For me personally, I had to come to a point where the prospect of coming out was less painful than continuing to live in denial in the closet and pretending I'm someone I'm not. And as anxiety-provoking as coming out to certain people was, being on this side of it now, I am so glad I did.

    I don't know where you live, but I would encourage you to try to find LGBT groups or activities near you to get connected with the community. Even in conservative areas, you'd be surprised what's out there.

    There is lots of love out there waiting for you: from other LGBT people, from allies, and from partners I'm sure you'll eventually have.

    I'm also happy to chat privately with you in PM if you want. :) Stay strong, you're gonna be fine. :heart::greenheart::yellowheart::purpleheart::blueheart:
     
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  19. Jim

    Jim Nets of Wonder

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    Maybe what you’re looking for is to have some friends offline who don’t stigmatize bisexuality? You might have some friends like that already. They aren’t going to have neon signs over their heads, but they could be sending out signals for anyone who is looking for them. There might be people here who can tell you what to look for, or where and how to look for people who don’t stigmatize bisexuality, who could possibly become friends for you.

    In case you didn’t already know, sometimes people who don’t stigmatize homosexuality still stigmatize bisexuality, or even deny its existence.
     
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