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June 26, 2004

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Fuloydo

The human race will achieve nirvana on the day when it's members lose interest in who their neighbors are screwing.

Sadly, I don't see that ever happening.

John Doe

Society has an interest in preventing or at least mitigating epidemics and thus some regulation of sexual behavior may be justified. The great tragedy of the gay rights movement is that fears of repression led them to oppose 'contact tracing' legislation which might have greatly reduced the number of Americans infected with HIV. A hundred-thousand or more homosexual men, and perhaps as many heterosexuals died becuase of those fears.

JB

Yes, Fuloydo. Freedom without responsibility is nirvana for the human race. So true.

Fuloydo

I said nothing about freedom from responsibility. We are all, everyone, responsible for ourselves and what we do. So perhaps I should elaborate a bit, to avoid the misconceptions I seem to be provoking.

The human race will achieve nervana on the day when it's members lose interest in the sex lives of their neighbors, provided these sex lives involve only consenting adults.

I thought that was plain enough for everyone to understand in my first post. Evidently not.

Deoxy

Fuloydo,

What you propose REQUIRES "freedom without responsibility" - that is, there are other consequences of who you screw besides who you wake up with in the morning.

Basically, until you solve HIV and all other STDs, you are just plain wrong (and probably even then). There are societal costs to who you screw, and I don't want to pay the high costs associated with lots of screwing around even for myself, much less for other people.

Fuloydo

Hence the personal responsibiblity that I SAID everyone has, weather they accept it or not.

You are right there. If a person lacks a sense of personal responsiblity they have no business having sex with anyone.

But we're getting way past the point I was trying to make which is, "Killing people just because their sexual preference doesn't match up with yours is wrong."

So excuse me for getting everyone's feathers in an uproar by lack of precision in my posts.


kevin lyda

yet another sign that the left is battling two great forces - christian fundamentalism and islamic fundamentalism. happily in america we can vote out the former. the latter is a tougher nut to crack, but first we have to defeat the right-wing extremists at home.

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