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Re: Why can't we all just get along?
Ilona
Submitted: 2002-11-14 00:08:06.000 (post #: 197)

I wonder sometimes if the reason why some people have such a great issue with Gays, Lesbians, differrent races and different religions, is that they just cannot grasp the whole concept of diversity. Maybe it is easier for them to structure life in their own little box; and whatever does not fit into their little schematic, is automatically wrong, unnatural and unacceptable because they cannot understand it. It is so much easier to close your eyes and mind to something new and stay within your own comfort zone than to acknowledge, experience and accept change and ideas which you are not used to. Isn't there this old saying: ignorance is bliss?! In my eyes, people who are ignorant just miss out on everything. But then I always thought that diverse humans have alot more brain cells working with them instead of against them.
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Re: Re: Why can't we all just get along?
scgirl
Submitted: 2005-09-15 12:27:51.000 (post #: 302)

Don't hate someone because you don't think they are open minded. It is hard to accept new things after being raised to look at life a certain way. If you can't accept someone for not agreeing with the gay/lesbian way of life, then don't expect them to accept you. I don't agree with gay-bashing and the violence some people want to use against homosexuals, but it is hard for me to accept the fact that two males or two females want to be together sexually. To me, it is not what I was raised upon. But that doesn't mean I don't like GLBT because of that. I see them as my fellow people. The real issue that needs to be looked at are people who "hate" someone because of their sexual preference, religion, race or whatever. Those are the dangers not people who just can't grasp the idea of diversity.
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Re: Re: Re: Why can't we all just get along?
Grethe
Submitted: 2005-09-17 00:59:30.000 (post #: 306)

I guess I agree, just because I see a man and woman together and don't like the thought of them having sex I try to see them as human beings. I don't hate them either. I love my sons and their wives. Just because I don't like the way they have sex doesn't mean I hate them. That sure sounds pretty silly. All that matters is the caring people have for one another. Relationships is certainly not about sex. Relationships are about that emotional connectedness and building of family between individuals. Our purpose I think is to care for one another. Who any of us may love and how that love is expressed between consenting adults is absolutely no one's business nor to judge.
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