Friday, December 04, 2009


I think you should be careful at labelling people who don't agree with same sex marriage as bigots. A bigot is someone who believes in something without a reason. A lot of people who are against same sex marriage do have reasons. Just because their reasons are not acceptable to some others doesn't make them bigots.

The words above are part of a comment left to the post HOLD UP. To the person who wrote it, I am not having a personal go at you.

It just doesn't make sense. Bigots are bigots and all have reasons for their bigotry. The words appear to be saying that people who discriminate against non whites, whites, Jews, Muslims,women, children, are not bigots because they have reasons. Everyone, unless quite mad, has reasons for their prejudices!

There is no logical reason to discriminate against homosexuals, women, children, ethnicity. None at all. All deserve the same rights and respect as any other human being, including, and most especially, protection under the law.

I discriminate against beliefs and ideas. I try my best to not discriminate against people for whatever reason and the hardest part of that , for me, is to always respect the person even if they only spew hateful ideas. I do avoid people who hold certain beliefs and I will do what is in my power to resist them having their ideas widely accepted and forced upon society. Here I speak of fundamentalist Xtians and Muslims and Jews and Hindus and all fundamentalists of the religious type. Fundamentalism is inherently evil. I don't believe the people who hold the views are, just their ideas.

Bigotry, is just not logical, full stop. No matter which way you look at it.

One of the incidents of abuse I recall well was being accosted in the jungle in Singapore. I was about 9. The man pulled my clothing off and masturbated over me. He was Indian or Malay. As a result of this, I have an aversion toward men who look like he did. I have NOT let this become a prejudice, meaning I do not think all Indian and Malay men are child abusers and I don't treat them as if they are.

As my most common experience of my own sex has been violence, I have a much harder time not being prejudiced toward men. In fact, I am. No matter how I try, I just am. I am always on my guard around men and I trust very few of them. I see them as dangerous. I do however try, and mostly succeed, in not treating them accordingly.


Only one, Wikidictionary, gives a silly definition of the word bigot.
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