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Am I the only homophobic atheist?

 
 
Reply Tue 11 Mar, 2014 06:23 pm
Most homophobic people are always attached to some kind of religion but i'm not. Are there any other atheists who dislike homosexuality?
 
Thomas
 
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Reply Tue 11 Mar, 2014 06:36 pm
@Mike9812,
Mike9812 wrote:
Most homophobic people are always attached to some kind of religion

So are most non-homophobic people. That's a simple fact of statistics: atheists are a fairly small minority.

Mike9812 wrote:
but i'm not. Are there any other atheists who dislike homosexuality?

Chances are you're not. But here on A2K, I don't know of any.
Wilso
 
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Reply Tue 11 Mar, 2014 06:39 pm
Do you dislike homosexuality, or dislike homosexuals? If I think about homosexual acts I could literally make myself throw up. But the homosexual people I've met have been some of the best people I've ever encountered.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 11 Mar, 2014 07:36 pm
@Mike9812,
Mike9812 wrote:

Most homophobic people are always attached to some kind of religion but i'm not. Are there any other atheists who dislike homosexuality?

Be proud of your bigotry! Rolling Eyes
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 11 Mar, 2014 08:02 pm
A Supermarket in California

What thoughts I have of you tonight, Walt Whitman, for I walked down the
streets under the trees with a headache self-conscious looking at the full moon.

In my hungry fatigue, and shopping for images, I went into the neon fruit
supermarket, dreaming of your enumerations!
What peaches and what penumbras! Whole families shopping at night! Aisles
full of husbands! Wives in the avocados, babies in the tomatoes! --- and you,
Garcia Lorca, what were you doing down by the watermelons?
I saw you, Walt Whitman, childless, lonely old grubber, poking among the
meats in the refrigerator and eyeing the grocery boys.
I heard you asking questions of each: Who killed the pork chops? What price
bananas? Are you my Angel?
I wandered in and out of the brilliant stacks of cans following you, and
followed in my imagination by the store detective.
We strode down the open corridors together in our solitary fancy tasting
artichokes, possessing every frozen delicacy, and never passing the cashier.
Where are we going, Walt Whitman? The doors close in an hour. Which way does
your beard point tonight?
(I touch your book and dream of our odyssey in the supermarket and feel
absurd.)
Will we walk all night through solitary streets? The trees add shade to
shade, lights out in the houses, we'll both be lonely.
Will we stroll dreaming of the lost America of love past blue automobiles in
driveways, home to our silent cottage?
Ah, dear father, graybeard, lonely old courage-teacher, what America did you
have when Charon quit poling his ferry and you got out on a smoking bank and
stood watching the boat disappear on the black waters of Lethe?
Allen Ginsberg
Mike9812
 
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Reply Tue 11 Mar, 2014 09:36 pm
@Wilso,
Homosexuals.
Mike9812
 
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Reply Tue 11 Mar, 2014 09:39 pm
@Thomas,
Not even close to being a "small minority."
Mike9812
 
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Reply Tue 11 Mar, 2014 09:40 pm
@edgarblythe,
Not sure i'm following you, but guessing that was a knock or in some way telling my off.
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Wilso
 
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Reply Tue 11 Mar, 2014 11:59 pm
@Mike9812,
Mike9812 wrote:

Homosexuals.


So you meet someone. That person is a good and decent human being. You like that person. You then discover that that person is a homosexual. You stop liking that person. Maybe you need to examine the deep and troubling flaws in your personality.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Wed 12 Mar, 2014 02:11 am
I have tried to like homosexuals--but they're always criticizing my sense of style and making fun of the way i dress. Them gay boys, they really piss me off.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 12 Mar, 2014 04:38 am
The homophobic are often accused of harboring a knowledge or fear of homosexuality deep within themselves. True or not, I don't know.
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Joe Nation
 
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Reply Wed 12 Mar, 2014 08:44 am
I'll let Morgan Freeman tell you:
http://inourwordsblog.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/morgan-freeman.jpg

Joe(there you go)Nation
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PUNKEY
 
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Reply Wed 12 Mar, 2014 08:48 am
My bet is this is not the only phobia he has . . .
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Thomas
 
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Reply Wed 12 Mar, 2014 10:29 am
@Mike9812,
Mike9812 wrote:
Not even close to being a "small minority."

I'm not sure which country you're from, but in America, atheists make up about seven percent of the population. That makes them a minority about as small as America's Jewish population.

Everything I said about American atheists would be equally true of American Jews: Only a small minority of America's homophobes is Jewish, and so is only a small minority of America's non-homophobes. That's because Jews in America are small minority, period --- just as atheists in America are.
Foofie
 
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Reply Wed 12 Mar, 2014 10:42 am
@Thomas,
Thomas wrote:

Everything I said about American atheists would be equally true of American Jews: Only a small minority of America's homophobes is Jewish, and so is only a small minority of America's non-homophobes. That's because Jews in America are small minority, period --- just as atheists in America are.


Jews in America make up less than 2% of the population. And, due to 51% intermarriage, that percent is falling quickly. Plus, most of those "Jews" are secular, either agnostic or atheistic. So, their "Jewishness" might just be the ability to pronounce "tuchus" with the guttural "ch" sound (just like you can, with your ability to speak German). And, the youngest suburban generation of Jewish secular kids cannot say tuchus correctly; they just spit up some phlegm if the try, just like Gentiles.

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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 12 Mar, 2014 11:52 am
http://s3-ec.buzzfed.com/static/2014-03/enhanced/webdr03/12/11/enhanced-7141-1394639758-4.jpg
http://www.buzzfeed.com/skarlan/are-you-a-top-or-a-bottom

Quote:
You got: Traditional labels are meaningless!

“Tops” and “Bottoms”– There’s a lot more to the world than those blunt terms encompass. You get to define yourself, and you’re free to celebrate your sexuality however you choose. Hooray!
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graceforall
 
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Reply Wed 6 Aug, 2014 10:42 pm
@Wilso,
Me also, but I have to remind myself not the person but the iniquities within them.
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