Posted: May 31, 2015 1:23 pm
by Keep It Real
Thomas Eshuis wrote:
Keep It Real wrote:
LoneWolfEburg wrote:
I don't know why I'm not homophobic. It seems understandable to me.

So, you yourself are a counter-example to your reasoning on how Darwinian organisms should feel. Furthermore, since a lot of people are not homophobic, you can't be said to represent an extremely unique anomaly in this regard. Consequently, it appears that your initial premises are flawed, and Darwinian organisms, for good or for ill, do not operate the way you assume them to - not always, at least.

That's the mystery in my mind - why everybody isn't homophobic. Maybe some people are so sure of their sexual orientation they refuse to believe they could catch teh gay. Perhaps we're right; perhaps not.

Perhaps people don't actually think it's wrong/bad/whatever to be non-straight.

This really rings true and I'm moving away from the OP - I might well have been talking shite Sendraks. I remember a time in my life when I was homophobic - I was at sea in my life and doubted everything - even my own sexuality, I had the opinion that there was something wrong with homosexuality and feared it within myself. Two things have changed since then - I'm sure I'm (currently) straight and I don't think there's anything wrong with homosexuality. The latter seems the more important factor but it's hard to tell.

It seems then that homophobia as I see it at the moment is caused by people doubting their own sexuality and thinking there is something wrong with homosexuality. Removing either of these would result in no homophobia I think. Religious homophobia is something else - just doctrine.