Re: Rethinking Homosexuality
Wow! Thunder! I haven't seen you for ages (although that probably has something to do with the fact that I haven't been here for ages either)! Welcome back.
I've been thinking about this a lot lately, and looking back, I feel like an intolerant prick. Recent events have introduced me to several homosexual people and since then I have continually scrutinized my beliefs. Previously, I was under the false notion that God hates homosexuality... which I no longer believe.
I used logical (logical in my mind :wink: ) reasoning to conclude that the only laws and rules that are worth having, are the ones that help to protect people....so who the heck is going to get hurt by gay people?
Any thoughts to further lead me out of this blind prejudice?
Well, think of it this way. The more gay men there are, the more women there are available for you straight guys.
I'm afraid that I cannot help you much on this matter, despite being homosexual myself. It sounds to me, though, that your meeting of nice, friendly and all around decent homosexual people is doing the trick.
Like with Islam or Christianity or Satanism or what have you, you have to get to know the decent people in order to overcome any biased anti-whatever prejudices you have against said people.
All I can say is that getting to know homosexuals a bit more will probably lead you out of the prejudice.
After all, people who spend their time in multicultural societies are less likely to be prejudiced than those in monocultural societies.