I got a friend request on Myspace for Straight Atheists. For some reason I thought it would be something like straight-up Atheist. I dunno, now that doesn't make much sense--but that's really not the point. This guy is bashing homosexuality and the Atheists that are okay and support/tolerate it. He calls it a malfunction and what not. He seems to be a militant anti-homosexual Atheist. I will no doubt be deleting his page. Sure, he has the right to his opinion, and he can post it where ever he chooses. He says that people that don't agree with him aren't true "FREETHINKERS". He seems pretty hypocritical.

Here's the URL so you guys can check it out. That's something I've wondered, how many anti-gay Atheists there are. But it doesn't really please me to see how many people seem to agree with him.

Just something to look at.

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Tags: Anti-gay, atheist, hypocrite, straight

Comment by Theresa on February 16, 2010 at 10:41pm
Maybe it is a Darwinian sort of thing. We need people to stop procreating so much, and evolution knew that and said "hey, maybe we should pair a portion of the population that will not cause an increase in population".



;-)
Comment by B. on February 16, 2010 at 11:45pm
Some people can shake off religion, but not the faux moral baggage it came with.

It's sad, but when can you do? He's a douchebag. Sexual orientation is such a minor issue when you consider the big picture. Who you love does not determine your talents, abilities, intelligence, etc., so why should we ever even consider it when evaluating a person?

Some people like to pretend there's this universal -- but groundless -- moral theory to human nature, that we're all supposed to sway to innately. Frankly, accepting any position because it just "feels" right, is the same as believing in God because you "just know": it's irrational (and this, ironically enough, is the actual moral crime).
Of course there's atheists that adhere to an imaginary moral code that just reeks of theistic belief: for example, see the earlier discussion on the "myth of sexual purity". Morality came up.. and, unsurprisingly, it was completely defenseless.
Comment by Gaytor on February 17, 2010 at 1:34am
I would tend to think that even if one shakes off the ridiculous claims of a man living in a giant fish, it doesn't mean that they aren't naturally, and socially reinforced, against seeing a man kissing another man let alone more intimate acts. We are a product of our environment and some of that is we are men, and men hump women and those that don't are less than men. It's not as if we have dogma that can break that belief structure.
The funny thought that occurs to me, that I love to say to people's faces, is that he is more likely to be closeted himself, even if he doesn't know it. ie Larry Craig, Ted Haggard or a parade of these types.
Comment by Doug Reardon on February 17, 2010 at 9:53am
I agree Gaytor, the Guy's definitely a latent homosexual, and is likely experiencing homosexual panic.
Comment by Misty: Baytheist Living! on February 17, 2010 at 1:58pm
Actually, homosexuality DOES propagate the species.
For those too lazy to read, there are a couple of theories at work here. One is that birth order sequence is something like nipples. Sure, men don't need them, but EVERYONE passing on the gene makes it a lot more likely that female offspring will get them, too. (But instead of nipples, it's a cock-loving-gene.)
Another obvious theory is that as we developed into humans, gay uncles stayed home and helped protect and raise the offspring. This insured the survival of families that produced gay sons. It could also be a building block as to how we became tribal units.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fraternal_birth_order_and_sexual_orien...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/blog/2009/jun/17/same-sex-relatio...
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20427370.800-homosexual-selec...


Now, this is all up for debate, but the most obvious thing here is the fact that if there was no evolutionary need for homosexuality then we wouldn't have it. It would be dying off. Ergo, this guy is ill-educated as well as a closeted, self hating douche bag.
Comment by Nathan Hevenstone on February 25, 2010 at 7:36pm
You know what? As a straight man (who is actually turned off by men), I also am disgusted by gays. The idea of two men having sex makes me want to throw up, not least because the idea of anal makes me sick (the ass is not something I'm attracted to, quite frankly, especially on men).

The only problem I ever had with lesbians, of course, is that they won't let me join in... :D

Seriously, though... just because I find the thought of two men having sex outright nasty doesn't mean it's my place to discriminate against them. Regardless of my personal feelings, I have no right to tell anyone what to do with their personal lives. If two men (or two women) want to find a bed and do the nasty, let them! If two men (or two women) fall in love with each other and want to get married, let them get married.

Quite frankly, the fact that homophobia could come from an atheist really bothers me. I mean, I may be a homophobe, but that's a private feeling and none of anyone else's business. Live and let live, I say. Just because I don't like it doesn't make it wrong.

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