Originally Posted by Daniel
Just because some cultures do not contain the words 'sexual orientation' or 'gay' does not mean the phenomena that we understand these terms to mean does not exist.
The Eskimo's have something like 25 words for snow. Just because most of us don't share this awareness doesn't mean that the difference between the many types of snow don't exist. And just because other cultures have no words for same-sex attraction doesn't mean that gay people don't exist.
A culture's bias does not make for a universal truth.
An opinion is one thing. A fact is another. Best not to mix them up.
Want to change the world? I like what Gandhi said- and he said it best.
Be the change you seek!
Science has many faces?
I don't think so. Science has stacks of facts. Faith and facts are two different things.
Best not to mix the two up.
My take is that we find peace by making peace. Also- by having compassion for ourselves and others. Why? Because we can't give what we don't have.
One of the best ways to become more peaceful is via the practice of meditation.
1.) I never said that "gay" people didn't exist.My proposal is that the meaning of the term homosexual varies. Of course that are same-sex loving people out there.
2.)sometimes someone's fact to another person is only an opinion. For instance some scientist believe Creationism to be fact, while Evolutionist believe that to just be their opinion.
3.) According to you, what change is it that I am seeking.
4.) If Science is all facts and not anyone's opinion, then why is the world of science so divided on various subjects.
5.) Yes I do seek to help the world find peace, but I never said now. I am well aware that I must first find peace with myself.