Quote: Originally Posted by bluebyrd35
LOL.........lordy, lordy, I quit ...........this is like being lost in a bowl of jello when trying to pin down a grain of salt.
You ain't kidding. It's not like we are trying to decode the "god" factor or string theory. Seems the message is quite simple and basic
Examine one's own bete Noirs. (including all ones ingrained prejudices etc and be honest with oneself about it). Adapt to the changing world /society that preaches equal treatment of all people , regardless of color ,race, religion;, gender and social status........and yet has a heck of a time practicing what it preaches. If the leaders exibit such biases , and are supposed to be an example for the equality of mankind, how is anything else going to trickle down to the individual. Leaders are role models.....and when they utter some religious outdated fanatical belief about something they have no business doing......(like science and biology) ....it is up to folks to seriously question their pontification. The problem is they preach to the vulnerable and know how to manipulate people with that good old threat and fear factor. They claim that to judge is wrong.(and that is correct) , and yet are first out of the gate to do so. Not only judge but condemn and ostrasize.
How would folks on here like to walk in the shoes of a gay / lesbian for a year. ?? Live their life as they have to and deal with the assignign prejudice that is a form of insanity to begin with. as fixed , unyielding beliefs are a form of delusion. That is a FACT.
.....an aside: but a uni in some part of the US is talking about setting up a separate residence for gays and lesbians. I could not believe what I was hearing. Do they have to stand at the back of the bus too?? How about separate washrooms.?? This is the most regressive type of stupidity of what is supposed to be progressive and modern times. Go figure.
One cannot help but feel sorry for such ideation. They just can't help themselves. Yet so many of them are in influential positions.
One has to wonder how religion itself got to be so powerful in the area of politics , social lack of change ,