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Which is the worst type of discrimination?

Discussion in 'Politics and Debate' started by Lucian Hodoboc, Apr 21, 2018.

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Which is the worst out of the following?

  1. Racism

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  2. Ableism

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  3. Sexism

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  4. Ageism

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  5. Classism

    40.0%
  6. LGBT...-phobia

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  7. Intellectualism

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  1. Mistoffelees

    Mistoffelees Member

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    No. The pills are chemical castration (both male and female). It does not stop the desire, the yearning, the longing, the feelings of love or loneliness, the need and desire for touch, companionship, or need for connectivity to another of the same gender. Chemical castration only prevents the male erection and ejaculation and the female arousal and orgasm - the physical manifestation of love and desire. Nothing will stop the mental and emotional needs even for those who, without chemical castration, choose to live a celibate life. It's absurd and uneducated to assume that celibacy is a viable alternative for homosexuality, as if being celibate will suddenly make you "appear" straight, act straight, or be straight....and "safe". I haven't had sex in 2 years - celibate only because I don't give of myself to just anyone - and guess what? I'm still a lesbian. As for safety, ask any homosexual that is celibate either by choice or by circumstance if they feel safe because they are not having sex or in a relationship.
     
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  2. Lucian Hodoboc

    Lucian Hodoboc Member

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    The comparison doesn't hold water. Sexual release is not mandatory for survival of the individual, while food is. And yes, I'm aware that felines are carnivores, just like humans are mostly frugivores.

    As for celibacy not being healthy, then explain why many monks (both Christian and Buddhist ones) live relatively long lives and have few health problems.
     
  3. Squire72

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    You’re running on the assumption that celibate people don’t have sexual impulses that they act on. That’s verifiably false.

    They may avoid sexual contact with others, but they have needs like anyone else. While “blue balls” are a myth, the body produces plenty of materials that need to be expelled from the body, and sexual fluids are one of those. It’s physically unhealthy to hold it in just as much as holding in urine or feces would be.
     
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  4. Lucian Hodoboc

    Lucian Hodoboc Member

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    Ever heard of anaphrodisiacs? Some mental health medicine (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) that are used to treat OCD, depression, bipolar disorder etc., actually decrease libido and make people uninterested in sex.

    http://depression.emedtv.com/zoloft/zoloft-sexual-side-effects.html

    Celibacy will not make you be straight (although combined with cognitive restructuring therapy it may work to some degree), and I don't know what "appearing" or "acting" straight means (people act in a certain way in terms of sexuality in order to attract potential sexual partners, but if you're celibate by choice, I see no reason why you would want to attract any people at all). However, choosing to remain celibate for religious reasons might grant you the respect of certain Christian denominations, such as Catholicism and Orthodoxy, which value the deliberate struggles people choose to face in order to abstain from certain sins that they have proclivity for.

    Watch this video to get a better understanding of things:



    I've studied psychology, so I understand where you're coming from. You feel threatened, unsafe, hated because of what you (think) you are. But you're viewing things from the wrong perspective. You're letting your homosexuality define you as a person. You're not looking at it as a sin that has to be fought, just like one would fight their urge to steal if they were born a kleptomaniac, or how one would fight their urge to kill people if they were born with a propensity for violence, or how one would fight their urge to kill themselves if they were born with suicidal tendencies. Moreover, you're trying to justify your sin with arguments such as "it doesn't hurt anyone", "it's two consenting people" etc., while disregarding the fact that such arguments could be created for other sins too (e.g. in the movie The Ladykillers, Goldthwaite Higginson Dorr, Ph.D. argues that their underground heist, during which they rob a casino, is basically a victimless crime because the insurance company only needed 1 penny from each taxpayer' money in order to cover up the stolen sum), as well as the fact that our bodies are the temples of God and they do not belong to us.

    Accept Christ as your Lord and Savior and you will be given the power to fight your urges. Pray for deliverance from the demons of lust and God will send angels who will help you gain small victories in your fight against the flesh, then the small victories will encourage you to take courage and grow in faith. Like Saint Philumena said, there are ladders whose rungs are built of virtues and non-virtues. A little trust leads upwards to hope, a little hope leads upwards to stronger faith and so on. On the other hand, the rungs created with the adverse ladder can take you from a little fear of what people will think of you (when they ask you why you're celibate and you answer them that you have homosexual attractions and decided to serve God by fighting your sinful nature) to great anxieties related to whether you will ever be able to find happiness etc.

    I strongly recommend Father Mike Schmitz's book, "Made for Love: Same Sex Attraction and The Catholic Church". It's a wonderful, helpful book about homosexuals who don't know what to do with their lives in terms of choosing between celibacy and their own will.

     
  5. Mistoffelees

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    Yep ask any man with a prostate problem.
     
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  6. Lucian Hodoboc

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    @skrinkle , can you approve my above post, please? Thank you.
     
  7. Mistoffelees

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    I've tried to see things from your perspective, but I just can't get my head that far up my ass.
    You've studied psychology? Nice. Another armchair psychology student who thinks they understand the human condition. You've attributed things to me that I didn't say and sited myths as your evidence. I'll see your "I've studied psychology" and raise you a Ph.D. in Forensic Psychiatry.
     
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