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? 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. 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. I’m colour blind. It looks all grey to me. 🙂 Maybe it’s just Friday and I’m tired, but I don’t get it 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 🙂 That graph is brilliant! Graphjam create many graphs that reveal the hilarious truth in human behaviour. 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! 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.