I don't understand: why/what is the point of being a homophobe?

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April 21, 2019 / By Winter
Question: A relationship between two consenting adults, whether it be male-male, female-female, male-female doesn't hurt anyone. Infact people will be more happy and content in their lives; so why do you feel it is wrong? Please don't make references to your holy "god..." I don't care to hear it. Religion has cost more lives and hatred in the past than homosexuality has ever; so button it! What is the point of homophobes, all you do is cause hatred and evil in the world; itd probably be best if you just go die quietly somewhere. Seriously, phobes get to me: as do racists! What's the point? Just go die! Rofl @ Sven. You contradict yourself.. You say homosexuality "goes against nature" but then go on to say there are many documented cases of it in the animal kingdom. Err, your answer has no value to me.. The link has even less.
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Shauna Shauna | 5 days ago
From a biological standpoint being homosexual has no benefits so the same argument could be made about being gay, it has no point, reproductively speaking. Considering that one of the main focus of any living organism is to survive and continue to reproduce you could say that being a homosexual "goes against nature" though there are plenty of documented cases of homosexuality within the animal kingdom. Homosexuals may not reproduce so that throws the hypothesis of gene diversity out of the window. Then what is the point? Well it frees up family members to share in looking after other non homosexually concieved offspring, seeing as they wont be having any themselves and therefore can stand in place of the parents while they are away - Many hands make light work so to speak. This is a subject that perhaps you want to study further? A thread at the following forum discusses this topic in greater detail: http://www.scienceforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=51679&highlight=gay EDIT: (Response to James) By the way James how to you propose to use IVF (In-vitro fertilisation) in a man/man relationship, where does the egg come from? Female/Female the same problem, yes you can get a sperm donor but then this isn't 100% the couples own child. As for adoption how is that in any way gene diversity when the child is not a result of either parent? Surrogacy is the only one that may be somewhat considered but this is only possible for male parents as there is no sperm donor in a female/female relationship, unless you want a random stranger to be the father? Please do your research before randomly answering in future and perhaps try responding with helpful or useful information. As for the original poster - If you cannot accept an unbiased factual answer with citations with evidence as an answer then expect people to just agree with you without anything to back that up, then that sir is what is called a strawman argument. Please provide references if you are saying that people should accept homosexuality "just because", that is a logical fallacy.
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Shauna Originally Answered: What is the point of religion?
The desire for God is written in the human heart, because each person is created by God and for God; and God never ceases to draw each person to himself. In response to this desire, most religions are humanity sincerely reaching out for God. In Judaism and Christianity, God is reaching out for humanity and we respond. Religion is a set of beliefs and practices followed by those committed to the service and worship of God. The first commandment requires us to believe in God, to worship and serve him, as the first duty of the virtue of religion. Spirituality is how one lives their religion. With love in Christ.

Pamelia Pamelia
There isn't a point. People hate what they don't understand or what they have been brainwashed to believe by preachers who misinterpret God & a book written by old men looking to control people, then edited & rewritten by more old men looking for the same thing. & Sven is just stupid. Being gay doesn't throw out the idea of gene diversity. There is such a thing as surrogate programs which several gay couples use. There's also adoption & in vitro fertilization.
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Marcie Marcie
Homophobes are people who are so insecure about their own sexuality, or about sexuality in general, that they feel they must attack anyone who does not fit their own description of "normal" sexuality. You are right - it is no different than racism.
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Kirsti Kirsti
its human tendency to get scared of unfamiliar things. heteros get sacred of lgbt for this reason, they are insecured in the root. they are just narrow minded. i need help with this plsssss http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AlcaJ0AsnGOztc_tUmHTj4Xty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20100518103318AAzsS40
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Kirsti Originally Answered: What's the point of getting circumcised?
To start off, the Bible does not recommend circumcision. It's very critical of the surgery. Only the Old Testament (which Jews follow) does it recommend it. The Catholic Church condemned circumcision. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circumcisio... Many believe that circumcision keeps a penis a lot clean, but it only takes 5 to 10 seconds to pull a foreskin and rub under it; it even feels good. That's never been an issue for me. Others say it reduces infections. Europeans and Japanese haven't circumcised and they have lower infection rates in many cases. Don't go out having sex with anyone and you'll be okay. Otherwise, circumcision's benefits are often exaggerated. Most end up proven false in the end. Circumcision is a traditionally Jewish and Muslim surgery, although it was introduced and encouraged to the Western, developed world (North America and Europe, but especially the USA) as a way to stop masturbation, especially with the help of Dr. Kellogg. (see link 1) However, although scientific studies have discovered that circumcision harms masturbation by up to over 60% (2), needless to say, it doesn’t completely stop masturbation. Many circumcised guys just find it more convenient to use a lube like KY or lotion as a result (3) since the typically moist foreskin (like the eyelids) is not there to rub the head of the penis with (4). Most developed nations quickly rejected circumcision after noticing its ineffectiveness against masturbation (they were quite religious back then!), and as a result the United States remains the last developed nation doing it to a significant percentage of newborns. (5) This was done as a result of the for-profit American health care system promoting myths about benefits of circumcision (6), such as preventing penile cancer (6a, 6b), preventing HIV (6c, 6d) despite the USA being the developed nation with the highest HIV rates and circumcision rates (6e, 5), and preventing STDs (6d, 6f). As a result, circumcision now brings in hundreds of millions of dollars to doctors and the American health system. (7) However, circumcision has been becoming less popular as years have passed by. In the 1960s over 90% of guys were circumcised in the USA, now circumcision rates are as low as 14% in some states. (8) More and more parents are discovering that circumcision carries more risks than benefits, and realize that by leaving their sons uncircumcised, their sons have the choice of choosing what they’d like, since the surgery is irreversible (you can't go back if you don't like it or if it goes wrong). Circumcision risks include the loss of sexual pleasure according to multiple studies (2, 9, 10, 11). Those studies take into effect many sensation points, including the foreskin, and they involve many participants. There have been other studies that claim no difference, but they don’t even take into effect the nerve endings on the foreskin, which as seen in one study, are some of the most sensitive points on the penis (10). One study even found an increase in erectile dysfunction rates after circumcision (10a). In another study, it was found that females ended up reaching orgasm with and preferring uncircumcised males in 9 out of 10 cases (10b). In addition, circumcision is extremely painful on newborns (12, 13, 14), and you risk many bad conditions, such as a buried penis when too much foreskin is removed and limits the size of the penis (15), or adhesions or skin bridges that develop from the head to the shaft when the skin heals after the surgery (16), meatal stenosis [occurs in up to 10% of circumcised males!] when the opening of the penis becomes irritated from too much exposure and rubbing and begins to close up (17), and meatal ulcers (18). All those risks are, of course, not including the possibility of having too much skin removed, which can cause discomfort during erections due to lack of skin to allow the penis to expand, and could consequently cause a hairy penis by pulling pubic hair and skin to the shaft. Often a circumcision scar develops around the penis after circumcision. In addition, circumcision has negative effects on breastfeeding. (18) To conclude, here is a link that describes the anatomy of the foreskin (19) and the development of the foreskin with infants, a link especially helpful for parents (19a). Ultimately, one survey found that although uncircumcised guys are a bit more satisfied percentage-wise, it’s within the margin of error. (20) The only difference is that those unsatisfied uncircumcised guys can simply get circumcised and end up satisfied either way. If you're cut or uncut and happy, you'll say that side is better. If you got cut later in life, you'll say cut because you had problems with your foreskin before. If you're cut and had something go wrong or wish to have had a choice, then you'll say uncut. One survey found that up to half of circumcised guys wished to have had the choice themselves (as in, been left uncircumcised and they could have chosen to get circumcised if they wished later on in life). That's a huge number. (21) That, along with the risks and negative effects that are being seen more with the help of the Internet, may be what is bringing down circumcision rates.
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