Posted by Isis at 188.8.131.52 on April 16, 2002 at 12:33:06:
In Reply to: Thanks... I get it now... but believe me... posted by Pimped-Out-Jedi-Knight on April 16, 2002 at 12:29:30:
If you genuinely believe in an omnipotent God who has the power to send you into the flames for all eternity, then you probably also believe that you've done something that constitutes a sin in your lifetime. Anyway, I don't really believe in hell, so it's all moot.
: ...just because I'm not a homophobe doesn't mean I'm not going to hell - and wouldn't being a homophobe actually help me get into heaven if I happened to be a Catholic? Ok, I'll shut up now, before I start offending more pople with my ridiculous ramblings about things that I won't even pretend to know the first thing about...
: : Simple. Heterosexual people aren't, as a group, systematically kept down on the social ladder. It would be no more necessary for them to have an alliance then it would be necessary to have a Caucasian alliance.
: : And what you said wasn't homophobic, but could be considered heterocentric (i.e. from a perspective that holds heterosexuality to be the normal standard). Don't worry, you're not going to hell.
: : : ...how come there's a gay alliance flag but not a heterosexual alliance flag? And was what I just said homophobic? Sorry if it was... I'm a nice person really, just confused by the big old sexuality thing (in more ways than one). Damn, it seems like every post I've made today has had a gay joke of some variety in it... either I'm a fanatical homophobe or I'm hiding something...
: : : : Just saw a story about 3 college students burning a gay alliance flag on campus. One of the sophomore's names - Kevin Smith.
: : : : Of course, not this Kevin Smith, this is a different Kevin Smith.
: : : : What a great thing to have a common name, eh?
: : : : ... but it does raise a question - undoubtedly, there will be the uninformed who will have heard about some guy named "Kevin Smith" who directs movies and is homophobic... and, probably, there will be some talk about some kids engaging in homophobic activities on campus...
: : : : ... and of course, there are always stories about Kevin Smith being on campus talking to students. Just his luck, the one of the three who had the passkey to get in was, of course Kevin Smith, the scholar, not the director.
: : : : For all the screwed up rumors and urban legends that come about, there's always some grain of truth. Some story gets twisted and out of control, and before you know it, ... well, you hear stories about Richard Gere and gerbils.
: : : : I only bring it up because there may be more talk about Kevin being homophobic, and I think it's good to get the word out that there's another guy with the same name who is the true homophobic asshole. Here's hoping people don't confuse the two.
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