--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "authfriend" <authfriend@...> wrote: > > > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "John" <jr_esq@> wrote: > > > > > > > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "authfriend" <authfriend@> wrote: > > > > > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, turquoiseb <no_reply@> wrote: > > > > > > > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "John" <jr_esq@> wrote: > > > > > > > > > > This is the reason why Adam and Eve were banished from > > > > > the Garden of Eden. > > > > > > > > Are you INSANE? > > > > > > > > Adam and Eve never existed. Nor did the Garden > > > > of Eden. These are all *stories* made up to > > > > entertain stupid people. > > > > > > Oedipus put his eyes out because he realized he had > > > married his own mother. > > > > > > > Clearly you seem to BE one. > > > > > > The fox said the grapes were sour because he was > > > pissed off that he couldn't reach them. > > > > > > > You're ALSO the person who trots out equally > > > > made-up stories from the Gita or the Vedas to > > > > excuse inexcusable actions or beliefs. Those > > > > stories never happened, either, and those > > > > "people" never existed. They're MYTHS. > > > > > > King Midas died of starvation because he had > > > prayed for the power to turn everything he touched > > > to gold. > > > > > > > The good part about myths is that they can be > > > > used to teach concepts. The bad part about myths > > > > is that stupid people tend to believe that the > > > > stories really happened. > > > > > > And then there are the utterly hopeless nitwits > > > like Barry who can't tell the difference between > > > someone citing a myth to make a point about what > > > it teaches, and insisting the myth really happened. > > > > > > (This is especially likely to be a source of > > > confusion when the hopeless nitwit has a desperate > > > need, like Barry, to put somebody down to make > > > himself feel More Important. Sometimes these > > > nitwits are so driven they hallucinate that > > > *EVERYBODY* is insisting the myth really > > > happened even when *nobody* is.) > > > > > > > And then they trot out the myths AS IF they > > > > really happened, and use them to excuse their > > > > bigotry, hatred, and homophobia, as John just > > > > did above. > > > > > > Actually, I don't believe the Adam and Eve myth > > > had anything to do with homosexuality. At least, > > > not the one in the Bible that John is referring > > > to. And the "as if" is in Barry's mind, not in > > > John's, as is the hatred. That's where the > > > accusations of bigotry and homophobia come from. > > > > > > > Judy, > > > > Excellent observation. You picked my point precisely. > > One person here on the forum doesn't seem to get it. > > I think Barry must have had a harrowing work week and > needs to scream at folks here so he doesn't end up > screaming at his boss. > > I do disagree with you about Liberace, however, in that > for him, choosing not to have gay sex would have very > likely been the equivalent of choosing to have *no* sex. > I do not believe, if there is a God, that God would ask > that of homosexuals; nor do I believe that's what the > biblical verses interpreted to mean homosexual behavior > is a sin actually mean. >
Judy, I did not intend to make a judgement on Liberace's sexual persuasion. My point was that he took a chance to engage in gay sex. It just so happened that he was exposing himself to a risky behavior which resulted in his acquiring AIDs. I will let the preachers and gurus judge as to the morality of gay sexual activity. However, one can say that some people have a natural predisposition for liking people of the same gender. But they don't necessarily have to have gay sex to satisfy their desire.