Great. So you wouldn't tell him he was wrong. Because what he's telling you is that he's sexually attracted to men, and you'd understand that.
I do understand that's the way he's using the word; I just wish he weren't either contributing to or a victim of misguided propaganda.
It's like when someone says "I could care less." They mean "couldn't." I'm not going to assume he means "could" because THAT would be illogical.
You're right on this one. People frequently use language which is logically incorrect but is nonetheless commonly accepted - and this is a PERFECT example.
I'm glad you seem to understand the principle that language can be incorrect from a logical standpoint but still commonly accepted.
Moving along from that in a LOGICAL manner, the word homosexual is also an example of where the commonly accepted definition is incorrect from a logical standpoint.
See if you can spot the difference:
We aren't considering allowing men to marry children because the relationship itself is not legal. We can consider allowing gays to marry because their relationship is legal.
According to YOUR logic, that doesn't matter. The only thing that matters is people don't choose their attraction, so they should be able to marry whomever or whatever they wish. That's what YOUR logic says.
Now if you'd like to CHANGE what you said, then you can include information about what is legal and illegal vis a vis sex acts or relationships. Otherwise your logic continues to allow anyone to recommend legalizing marriage with children, animals, and even inanimate objects.
I don't want to get repetitive here, but that's as simple as I can possibly make it. If you still don't understand, have your wife explain it to you, she just left my place and should be home in about 15 minutes.
I understand that you're trying to change what you said to include only legal relationships and sex acts being allow to marry. But that's NOT what you said before. The least you can do is admit you changed your mind here.
Non existent here. I'm definitely not bi sexual. If you are attracted to men, you just might be.
I'm definitely not bisexual as well. I know that because I've never been in a sexual encounter with a man, regardless of attraction.
However, since you seem curious, my level of attraction to men is similar to yours in that it is so scarce it is practically non-existent. Still, even if I had more of an attraction to men, that wouldn't make me bisexual unless I acted on that attraction.
Oh, wait, you probably don't know how to avoid buying into the propaganda that says otherwise. In that case, you base everything on the lie that attraction determines what you are - and that means most of the people in the world are bisexual, since (whether many of them admit it or not) most people do have at least a small attraction to both genders.
4/25/2013 1:28 PM (edited)