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To: Old Professer
Truly reasonable people don't buy arguments that begin with: Most reasonable people...

But, this is not the central question, is it?

Reasonable vs. logical.

"Reason" is subject to individual interpretation. Logic whether propositional or categorical, has a set method for arriving at a conclusion.

Aristotle's categorical logic is a brilliant system to evaluate claims of "reason."

39 posted on 07/13/2003 5:14:08 AM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood (LET'S ROLL!)
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To: Sir Francis Dashwood
You make an excellent point.

The central question before us is not whether homosexuality is genetic or imprinted at an early age, but whether it is acceptable across society.

It is obvious to all but the blind that the advocates for acceptance are winning the "cultural war" not so much by reason or logic but by that nemesis of society, compassion.

AIDS was the single best thing that happened to the "homosexual movement' even while it was the worst scourge to strike its members (at least the male variety) because the sufferers became instant "victims" of an enemy as old as mankind -- disease.

Ordinary disgust became hate through repeated use of the sobriquet (homophobe) and the instinctual link that people hate what they fear; historically, society shuns the "unclean" as they might run from a rampaging animal.

What we face now is no place to run for they are so deeply emmeshed within society as to have completed their potential exposure as contagions.

So we now rank the risk of catching AIDS on the basis of our own behavior rather than that of those most likely to be the true vectors and indulge in tongue-wagging more than deep discussions of epidemiology.

Many of us take secret relief in the wholesale "outing" as it serves to alert us to the risk while it continues to displease those of us who find it unnatural and, yes immoral.

It is Monday morning in the debate on the way we should have played the game and everybody is an armchair-quarterback.

41 posted on 07/13/2003 8:46:32 AM PDT by Old Professer
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