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    Quote Originally Posted by Amphion View Post
    Thank you for at least using the Socratic method.
    You are reasonable...but Lark, his posts speak for themselves.

    Quote Originally Posted by Amphion View Post
    I think religion has done a lot of harm to a lot of people. But I think there is a subset of religious people who could be engaged in a constructive dialog.

    My father is a graduate of seminary, and generally a very conservative guy (INTJ). My brother (ENTJ) once mentioned that he thought it was "ridiculous" that gays should be allowed to adopt children.

    My father nonchalantly said, "What about a blind, developmentally challenged baby in an orphanage that no one else wanted. What if a very loving gay couple wanted to take that child home?"

    My brother had no answer.
    Out of curiosity, what initially swayed your father? Internal reflection?

    I find it interesting that your brother and Lark, both ENTJs, share a similarly aggressive contempt for homosexuality, while myself and your father, both INTJs, are more open to the idea.

    I was formerly against homosexuality everywhere and anywhere, but that slowly changed, upon inner reflection and interacting with actual homosexuals.

    Quote Originally Posted by Amphion View Post
    I can guarantee you that my brother's views on gay adoption were softened that day. But had someone gotten angry at him and called him "homophobic" it would have just entrenched him in his position.
    It's one thing if someone says "I disagree with the practice of homosexuality because of my religious beliefs." This I will reason with.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lark;
    Just a couple of things for the record, my opposition and honest abhorrence for homosexuality isnt anything to do with my faith...
    Abhorrence: a feeling of extreme loathing or aversion

    For Lark, homosexuals have Leprosy. I'd have more luck trying to convince a KKK officer to marry a black woman. This I condemn as homophobic.

    Attempting to demonstrate that LGBT people are functional members of society to him simply isn't possible, because the Larks of the world are too busy beating the shit out of em.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lark View Post
    A world safe for assholes...
    Happy Wednesday!


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    Is that for Lark's mouth?

    Edit. It's Thursday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bananatrombones View Post
    Is that for Lark's mouth?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bananatrombones View Post
    Is that for Lark's mouth?

    Edit. It's Thursday.
    You only think that way because you haven't been disenchanted from the Harmonic 4 Day TIMECUBE!!!



    Perhaps his mouth and his arse are synonymous?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lark View Post
    That the sacrifices of life and limb in opposing totalitarianism is invoked when people with low emotional IQ are squealing like attention starved children? Hmm, that's not right...
    They died so only people you deem worthy can voice an opinion?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eagleseven View Post
    Out of curiosity, what initially swayed your father? Internal reflection?
    I would have to say internal reflection. He majored in English and Philosophy in the seminary and he has a classical education. I don't know whether he generally condones gay adoption or not, but I think it's safe to say that he's thought about it very carefully and decided that it's situational. I've always admired his willingness and ability to discern shades of gray.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amphion View Post
    I would have to say internal reflection. He majored in English and Philosophy in the seminary and he has a classical education. I don't know whether he generally condones gay adoption or not, but I think it's safe to say that he's thought about it very carefully and decided that it's situational. I've always admired his willingness and ability to discern shades of gray.
    Sounds like a very respectable man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tater Typhoon View Post
    Happy Wednesday!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tater Typhoon View Post
    Perhaps his mouth and his arse are synonymous?
    Interchangable would be a better description.

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