Cyberhippie, on May 14 2004, 02:28 PM, said:
Drew, on May 14 2004, 08:04 PM, said:
Heh. I'd love to see the "science" that proves a nebulous, meaningless term like "homophobia," let alone connect such nebulousness with the equally nebulous "latent homosexual desire."
Let's leave the Freudian analysis on the couch (or under it) where it belongs. Sometimes (I'd say most of the time) a cigar is just a cigar.
Is that an evasion Drew? perhaps because you are unable to find any evidence to refute it with so you have to attack it rather than responding?
If it can be called science, it's a fuzzy science at best, and really shouldn't be taken any more seriously than feng shui (which, along with palmistry, numerology, and the existence of hodags I'm sure I could "prove" if given enough federal grant money). Am I evading? No. Rather I am giving it as much credence as it deserves. That is to say none at all. The argument that those who are against homosexual behavior are themselves latent homosexuals is a common retort, and amounts to nothing more than schoolyard-level name-calling. (In fact, I think the last time I heard such an assertion was
in the schoolyard.) I had no idea anyone would take it seriously. But given that, I have no doubt that someone somewhere will try to "prove" it.
Sorry about the threadjacking, QT.