What is the problem? By Ken Perrott • 26/11/2010 • 8 This post was syndicated from Open Parachute » SciBlogs - View original source Liked this. Why do people get so upset about gay marriage? Related belief culture human rights Marriage morality philosophy religion Same-sex marriage Sciblogs superstition tradition 8 Responses to “What is the problem?” Its just a guess, but I suspect there is a continuum from 100% orientation to the other sex right across to 100% orientation to the same sex, probably a somewhat skewed asymmetrical bimodal disitribution. For those of us more than (say) 60%-65 oriented to the opposite, or the same, sex that’s the air we breathe and we seldom think twice about what we do. I suspect there are a quite a few people in the middle who feel really uncomfortable about which sex to prefer. And deal with it by really hating the ‘other’ option. I don’t see it as a religious position as such. The old testament commandments – all 613 of them – don’t apply to Christians unless repeated in the new testament. I don’t see the anti-homosexual extreme christians out there trying to burn witches or stop people eating ham – they seem to be rather selective about which biblical rules they want to see enforced. So I think it comes back to personal sexual insecurity. Reply You may be right, possum. However, I am as sexually insecure as the next guy but it doesn’t motivate me to deny any human rights on this issue. Reply I’m colour blind. It looks all grey to me. Reply Maybe it’s just Friday and I’m tired, but I don’t get it Reply Michael: In the US your average hellfire-&-brimstone preacher would have it that gay marriage would begin (well, probably accelerate) our slide into the abyss Reply That graph is brilliant! Graphjam create many graphs that reveal the hilarious truth in human behaviour. Reply Michael: Maybe for New Zealand we should change the last four consequences. Perhaps: Greens support building of nuclear power stations Whaling station approved at Kaikoura Auckland secedes from New Zealand And worst of all 😉 Australia defeats All Blacks 20 tries to 0! Reply I see. When I first looked at it all I could think of was a pie graph, and couldn’t work out why just the one colour. It has been a long week, TGIF. Reply Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply. Name (required) Email (will not be published) (required) Website Comment Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.