Wednesday, March 7, 2012

What are they so afraid of?

What are they so afraid of?

I may have already been saying this before, but it always makes me wonder why they are so afraid of people who are not straight? I don’t even understand their hate. The way I see it, it is just fear of what they don’t know and because of what was taught to them eons ago.

What I would like is to put an end to the hate and the fear. LGBT individuals are just like everyone else, living their own lives. This is same for those of different skin colors. We’re all the same in heart, though we may be different in appearance.

Isn’t it important that we try to learn and understand something we do not know? Isn’t it better to try to get to know those we do not know? Why are the violence and hate and fear always likely to be the first thing they do? Aren’t we living in the 21st century or did we just go back to the Bronze Age?

As for the religious texts, it’s not a very good solution in dealing with anything. All it does was say, “Kill those who are different from us, kill those who do things I don’t like.” Also, the religious texts have been modified, misinterpreted, mistranslated, some words are added, some words are removed, some may have been purposely changed to their opinion. The texts are written by different men from many generations. These people who wrote the religious texts are not literate, they’re simply men who have thought schizophrenia is a demon possessing them or a god talking to them, thought that the earth was flat, thought that the sun revolves around the Earth, and they have thought that earthquakes means that their god is pissed off.

I do not understand how “Men who sleeps with men as with women should be killed for it’s an abomination,” Trumps over “Let us learn who these folks are and try to understand them. Maybe they’re not so different from us, maybe they’re friendly and they lead a decent life as anyone else?”

I find it bizarre that two men who hold hands, hold a conversation, and enjoys a dinner together is somehow more threatening than a serial killer or a serial rapist. All I can see is two men who are in love and just want to lead a life together. I don’t see how it’s bad or terrifying as a man with an AK-47 pointing it towards you. Their love is sweet and gentle; no one ever gets hurt by someone’s love.

What is so important that one most always keep on spreading hate and lies about them? If you see two women or two men working at a job, buying a house, paying their taxes, mowing their lawn, doing dishes, helping a friend out, celebrating a holiday, and visit a relative, do you think it spells evil or something terrifying?

When it comes down to same-sex marriage, there are still the same amount of straight people, there’s still heterosexual marriages, no one is turning gay, the sky didn’t start raining balls of fire, nor did it destroy nations of families. All that happened was the same sex couples living their life married as with straight people are. Where’s the threat in that?

There are people who cannot have children, there are people who choose not to have children, and the human population is still expanding no matter what. It’s rather silly thinking, “If everyone thinks like those who chose not to have kids, then humanity will die out!” or “If everyone is gay, then humanity will die out!” Those are irrelevant because we’re all choosing how we want to live our lives, whether it comes to wanting children or not. Humanity isn’t going to die out just because someone chose not to have kids or because someone is gay.

As for the children being aware of homosexuality or being raised by homosexual parents, there really isn’t anything to worry about. Children do not care about who loves who, it’s not going to influence them and they’re not going to be harmed by them anymore than by straight people. Children have always been raised by gay parents as well as by straight parents. There are kids who are gay, bisexual, or transgender. What are they so concerned about? Shouldn’t they be observing what is already happening instead of making assumptions that isn’t backed up by evidence?

As for the diseases, everyone is capable of contracting diseases. What is important is learning to defend ourselves. This includes LGBT individuals. No one wanted to have AIDs, no one wants to spread it around, and no one can get it by being gay or by shaking hands with a gay person.

So my question is, what are you so afraid of?

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