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To: thethirddegree

Ugh, I know I’m going to regret it but I can’t help myself (and this isn’t aimed at you - I see this mistake all the time by other readers).

I realize what you meant to say is “homosexuality is immoral” but the double whammy of using two of the words incorrectly brought out the grammar police in me. So here we go ...

You said “sodomy is unnatural”.

1. Sodomy includes oral sex between married husband and wife. I’m going to guess that virtually all married couples have, at one time or another, engaged in it. They aren’t going to hell for this as part of a monogamous, til-death-do-us-part relationship. Thus, I’m willing to bet a great deal of money that all heterosexual citizens (especially all heterosexual men) are sodomites. Open the dictionary. That’s what the word means.

2. It occurs IN NATURE, therefore it is, by definition NATURAL. Murder is natural (it is also immoral). Lying is natural (it is also unethical). The word “natural” is not a synonym that can be interchanged with other words indicating perceived acceptability or morality.

I see people making this mistake all the time on here. The correct phrase is “homosexuality is immoral” or “homosexuality is a sin”. If you say “sodomite lifestyle” or “unnatural” it’s no different than inner-city Ebonics where the meaning of words is disregarded. It’s as if someone insisted the color of the sun is green. Words have specific meanings. The meanings of those words are found in the dictionary. (The literal translation of what you wrote could just as likely have read, “Oral sex between males and females of the human race does not occur in nature.”)

Yeah, I realize it’s obnoxious to say this but I’ve seen this error 5,001 times on the site. It’s like someone saying 2+2=5. At some point, you just can’t take it anymore.

*Duck and cover*


57 posted on 01/18/2010 2:19:15 PM PST by WallStreetCapitalist
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To: WallStreetCapitalist

“where the meaning of words is disregarded.” - that should have read “are disregarded”. I hit post thinking that it would preview it again didn’t uncheck the “I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition” box. Nothing like a verb tense error in a post on grammar. I’m going to go have a cup of coffee and get off the blogs. I can’t focus today.


58 posted on 01/18/2010 2:22:04 PM PST by WallStreetCapitalist
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