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@APeene @Rob W APeene, as it turns out I am a Biomedical Scientist. I know plenty about Klinfelter's syndrome (which is actually XXY), Androgen Insensitivity syndrome (XY), etc. Presence of a Y chromosome increases testosterone production. By week 7 in the womb, the sex organs have differentiated, a process dependent on amount of testosterone produced (and sensitivity to testosterone). So, by having a Y chromosome, a fetus will develop male genitalia. The exception is AIS. In this case, cells don't have receptors (or only very few) for testosterone and the fetus develops female genitalia, with no ovaries (up to 1 in 20,000 live births). So, essentially the amount of testosterone determines whether or not a fetus develops as male or female. I never disagreed about the desire to have sex.
Ono, homosexuality is a behavior, rather than an anatomical attribute, such as dark skin. I choose to behave heterosexually. Sexual preference and behavior are psychological, not something that is determined by your sex.
To both of you: It is my personal belief that homosexual practices are wrong, and I have every right to believe that, just as you have every right to believe the opposite. While I don't take offence of your comments, they can be just as hurtful. I apologize that my comments were taken offensively, rather that the respectful discussion I wished to have. It seems I'm no more accepted or tolerated than others this article tried to point out, and as many other comments on this page, things have turned away from love and become more hateful. Ciao.
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@APeene @ThomasRoss What if I like Buddha, Ghandi, the Dali Lama, Marilyn Monroe, and Albert Einstein? What does that make me? ;)
@CurtisBeauJackson @timqz1 Doctrine isn't going to change, but attitude can. I feel like they're being as supportive as they can be, while still believing that sexual activity outside of marriage, as defined as between a man and woman, is wrong. They don't actually believe in the fire & brimstone hell... xoxoo
@Rob W Hi Rob. I accept those, like yourself, who choose to live a certain lifestyle, whatever it may be (please don't take offence to the word "choice" - I'm at a loss of words at the moment, and I don't mean that one chooses to have homosexual feelings, just that each day, no matter who you are, you choose your attitude, actions, etc.).While I think that discussion can be useful for better understanding each other, it won't change the fact that I don't agree with homosexual practices (though I still love and accept those who do), nor will it change the fact that you do! Like I said in my original post, there will always be someone who disagrees with you. And that's where agreeing to disagree comes in. If you're happy, why worry about what others think, if they are not harming you? Rob, I hope that you don't take offence to my comments. I truly mean no harm, and wish you the best!
@timqz1 Hi Timqz1, I think this might be of interest to you. It doesn't sound homophobic to me... It's just under five minutes long.
Like many others who have commented, I am Christian. I think this article was less about religion and homosexuality, than it is about love and acceptance. Everyone judges. Everyone does something that others will believe they shouldn't. We are all so different. I believe that we ALL (religious, atheist, lgbtq, heterosexual, dark, light, tall, short) need to learn to love and respect one another. I don't have to agree with someone to accept and love them as a person. And, as a person who others won't always agree with, I hope that others around me will love and accept me. Of course, I'm not always perfect at this, but I'm trying. I think that's what makes the difference.
@ThomasRoss Anyone can recognize great people, Christian, or not. Otherwise, you should be Hindu if you really think Ghandi was a great man. Wisdom is universal. This article was about not accepting labels and stereotypes, and "looking at the contents, not the bottle."
@Rob W @ChickenPatty @Rob Rob, from my understanding of those verses, I feel it is clear that the reason they were commanded to not marry them was because they were of a different faith, not because they were of a different race. Not that it cannot be done, but inter-religious marriages can be difficult. One, or both, often end up sacrificing their beliefs.