Some homophobia is self-phobia: Study

Some homophobia is self-phobia: Study

There are 305 comments on the 24 Hours story from Apr 8, 2012, titled Some homophobia is self-phobia: Study. In it, 24 Hours reports that:

Homophobia is more pronounced in individuals with an unacknowledged attraction to the same sex and who grew up with authoritarian parents who forbade such desires, a new study suggests.

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#251 Apr 15, 2012
Snickers wrote:
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Atheists, of course. I don't expect them to get around freedom of speech issues. I expect them to try and not succeed. In the meantime, they are causing lots of trouble and making a lot of money for lawyers who are battling it out in court.
Atheists?

You can provide some specific instances of atheists attempting to prohibit the placement of nativities in your own front yard? In front of churches? On other private property?

I think not.

When it comes to government displays of religion, I, as a Christian, agree. I don't want the Mayor, Governor or some county employee using tax dollars to proslytize. Are you completely blind to the ramifications of ignoring the Constitution in this regard
Snickers

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#252 Apr 15, 2012
FKA Reader wrote:
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Your theology flies in the face of the New Testament. Recall Epiphany and the celebration of Christ's arrival not just for God's chosen, but for the world.
Recall the Great Commission in which the Disciples are charged to go forth and make believers of the whole world.
The Apostle Paul took a strong stand in the early church on the specific issue of God's word being appropriate for all--not just the Jews, or God's chosen. He is credited with much of the early spread of the Gospel as a result.
We yearn for God because we are God's creation. We cannot be wholly satisfied in life without an affirmation of that bond. Not everyone is ready to hear or acknowledge this, however. Recall the story of the Prodigal. But God always stands ready.
To postulate that God has pre-selected only certain persons for redemption is not found in the teachings of Christ.
It won't be God's fault or even the fault of those who try to tell others about Jesus. It is people not accepting truth. Jesus himself recognized this in Matthew 7:13 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it." Again, what motivates people to seek God. You think we all yearn for God, yet so many reject him. Why? I think it is because they don't want to allow their own behavior to be changed. They aren't willing to step out of the driver's seat to let go and let God run things for them. They aren't willing to give up their own self-centered pursuits. Jesus knew that. So what motivates people to accept God? I think God himself does.
Snickers

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#253 Apr 15, 2012
FKA Reader wrote:
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Atheists?
You can provide some specific instances of atheists attempting to prohibit the placement of nativities in your own front yard? In front of churches? On other private property?
I think not.
When it comes to government displays of religion, I, as a Christian, agree. I don't want the Mayor, Governor or some county employee using tax dollars to proslytize. Are you completely blind to the ramifications of ignoring the Constitution in this regard
Proselytize? Are you nuts? Some of those nativity scenes have gone in the same spot for decades. The people in the towns WANT it. What does it do to atheists? Nothing. The Constitution pertains to the federal government and nothing else. A small town putting a nativity scene on the front lawn of their municipal building doesn't have a thing to do with the federal government.
Qwerty

Lewes, DE

#254 Apr 16, 2012
Snickers wrote:
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It won't be God's fault or even the fault of those who try to tell others about Jesus. It is people not accepting truth. Jesus himself recognized this in Matthew 7:13 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it." Again, what motivates people to seek God. You think we all yearn for God, yet so many reject him. Why? I think it is because they don't want to allow their own behavior to be changed. They aren't willing to step out of the driver's seat to let go and let God run things for them. They aren't willing to give up their own self-centered pursuits. Jesus knew that. So what motivates people to accept God? I think God himself does.
I take it from your words that you think you have the lock on truth. Well, I think you are delusional. You "think" people reject god (well, your version of god) because they don't want to allow their own behavior to be changed. That is horsepuckey. At least for me, my human behaviors have nothing to do with accepting or rejecting one or another divinity.

Let god run things for them? That is absurd. How specifically is god running things for you? Does he write out your grocery list? Pick your kids up at school? Direct you to buy a specific home or car? Tell you what job to get?

There have been thousands upon thousands of deities identified by man during human existence. If you don't believe in all of them, you are an atheist. I know I am. The only difference between us is that I reject belief in one fewer deity than you.

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#255 Apr 16, 2012
Snickers wrote:
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It won't be God's fault or even the fault of those who try to tell others about Jesus. It is people not accepting truth. Jesus himself recognized this in Matthew 7:13 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it." Again, what motivates people to seek God. You think we all yearn for God, yet so many reject him. Why? I think it is because they don't want to allow their own behavior to be changed. They aren't willing to step out of the driver's seat to let go and let God run things for them. They aren't willing to give up their own self-centered pursuits. Jesus knew that. So what motivates people to accept God? I think God himself does.
There is not now, nor has there every been, any proof of god's existence.

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#256 Apr 16, 2012
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Atheists?
You can provide some specific instances of atheists attempting to prohibit the placement of nativities in your own front yard? In front of churches? On other private property?
I think not.
When it comes to government displays of religion, I, as a Christian, agree. I don't want the Mayor, Governor or some county employee using tax dollars to proslytize. Are you completely blind to the ramifications of ignoring the Constitution in this regard
I agree with this but, to me and mine, your theology is Sauline/Nicene heresy. lol

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#257 Apr 16, 2012
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I take it from your words that you think you have the lock on truth. Well, I think you are delusional. You "think" people reject god (well, your version of god) because they don't want to allow their own behavior to be changed. That is horsepuckey. At least for me, my human behaviors have nothing to do with accepting or rejecting one or another divinity.
Let god run things for them? That is absurd. How specifically is god running things for you? Does he write out your grocery list? Pick your kids up at school? Direct you to buy a specific home or car? Tell you what job to get?
There have been thousands upon thousands of deities identified by man during human existence. If you don't believe in all of them, you are an atheist. I know I am. The only difference between us is that I reject belief in one fewer deity than you.
Qwerty, I think that we will have to assume that God is able to forgive Snickers her limited understandings.

Does God "run things" for those who accept God, Jesus or Christianity? I don't think so. I do believe, however, that those who seek guidance in their actions will receive it. And those who bend their understanding in Godly ways will derive benefit from being well-synchronized with the order of the unverse.

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#258 Apr 16, 2012
Just Think wrote:
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There is not now, nor has there every been, any proof of god's existence.
That is correct. And yet many will attest to the positive influence of God in their lives.

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#259 Apr 16, 2012
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I agree with this but, to me and mine, your theology is Sauline/Nicene heresy. lol
Hmmmm, can you explain?
Davy

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#260 Apr 16, 2012
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That thing about mixed fibers is frequently misunderstood. He wasn't talking about not wearing wool pants with a cotton shirt. It was about weaving cotton and wool threads together because that would make poor quality cloth. As far as I know, no one does that even today. Also, there are frequent misunderstandings about what actually comes from God as a directive about how to live and what is simply an observation about human behavior. I think slavery falls in that category. I disagree about the passages being about promiscuity rather than generally. I agree that loving and forgiving is the main thrust of the Bible, but there are also a lot of verses about being accountable and being responsible for others. From Ezekiel 3 - 16 At the end of seven days the word of the LORD came to me: 17 “Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel; so hear the word I speak and give them warning from me. 18 When I say to a wicked man,‘You will surely die,’ and you do not warn him or speak out to dissuade him from his evil ways in order to save his life, that wicked man will die for[a] his sin, and I will hold you accountable for his blood. 19 But if you do warn the wicked man and he does not turn from his wickedness or from his evil ways, he will die for his sin; but you will have saved yourself.

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#261 Apr 16, 2012
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Hmmmm, can you explain?
WE are ante-Nicene and anti-Saulian.

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#262 Apr 16, 2012
Snickers wrote:
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Proselytize? Are you nuts? Some of those nativity scenes have gone in the same spot for decades. The people in the towns WANT it. What does it do to atheists? Nothing. The Constitution pertains to the federal government and nothing else. A small town putting a nativity scene on the front lawn of their municipal building doesn't have a thing to do with the federal government.
The SCOTUS disagrees.

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#263 Apr 16, 2012
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Mardi grad and spring break are exclusive of gay people?? Think not! Try again hun!
Of course not, but my point is that heterosexual people party and flaunt their sexuality in public just as much -- probably much more -- than homosexuals do, HUN.

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#264 Apr 16, 2012
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Not yet, but they are working on it.
"They" are working on it? Who is "they?" And what have you heard or read lately about this?

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#265 Apr 16, 2012
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The Book of Romans was written to a group of Christians, those who have accepted Christ and who are accepting guidance on how to live, by Paul. It is addressed to people who were already chosen by God to be his followers, as evidenced by the fact that they are indeed following him. If one never chooses to follow, then they simply aren't the ones He died for. He died for those who will be born again. Can that be just anybody? Sure. Will it be just anybody? Obviously not, as many are not motivated to follow Him. Again, where does the motivation come from?
If God's in control, wouldn't the motivation come from Him?

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#266 Apr 16, 2012
Snickers wrote:
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Proselytize? Are you nuts? Some of those nativity scenes have gone in the same spot for decades. The people in the towns WANT it. What does it do to atheists? Nothing. The Constitution pertains to the federal government and nothing else. A small town putting a nativity scene on the front lawn of their municipal building doesn't have a thing to do with the federal government.
So you'd be ok with a Jewish Menorah in front of your county courthouse or public park, and no Christian displays, if the majority of people in your town were Jewish? Public displays are intended for ALL, not just those who happen to be of a faith that is the majority in a town, state, or country. Having said that, though, there is no law that will prohibit you or any private enterprise from putting up religious displays of your/their own choosing.

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#267 Apr 16, 2012
FKA Reader wrote:
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That is correct. And yet many will attest to the positive influence of God in their lives.
Are you familiar with Joni Eareckson-Tada? She is one who can REALLY attest to the influence of God in her life!

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#268 Apr 16, 2012
Jupiter wrote:
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Are you familiar with Joni Eareckson-Tada? She is one who can REALLY attest to the influence of God in her life!
Yeah, a tough broad and an inspiration, but she signed the Manhattan Declaration.

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#269 Apr 16, 2012
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Yeah, a tough broad and an inspiration, but she signed the Manhattan Declaration.
Forgive me for my ignorance, but what is the Manhattan Declaration? Thanks.

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#270 Apr 16, 2012
Using this sociology logic, environmentalists secretly want to be oil barons and Democrats secretly want to be Republicans. And sociologists secretly want to be actual scientists.

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