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[On equal rights for homosexuals]Once we legitimize one mental illness, what's next?

themuzicman, Theology Web 21 Comments [4/1/2003 12:00:00 AM]
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Osiris

Mental illness? So you admit that it's not a choice and they can't help it?

1/26/2007 4:44:03 AM

Hawker Hurricane

Well, we've already legitimized the mental illness of fundamentalism...

1/28/2007 11:05:33 PM

SaneChick

People start wandering around with tiny golden effigies of torture devices hanging around their necks talking about a magic sky giant who tosses lightening around for fun, likes to hide behind bushes when he talks, once killed everyone on earth but one poor family who probably spent the rest of their lives digging out of the biggest pile of animal crap ever, and once commanded a man to kill his son as part of what was pretty much the sickest pratical joke in history.

1/28/2007 11:29:05 PM

Beccs

Homosexuality is NOT a mental illness!

Show me the book that proves it is - NOT the dribble!

1/28/2007 11:31:56 PM

socktree

*sigh* OK, let me tell you about the whole \"homosexuality was considered a mental illness\". I've done a lot of research into the history of psychology/psychiatry (OT: Tom Cruise can go fuck himself).

Homosexuality was considered a mental illness in the first place only because it was considered \"common knowledge\" - not because of any facts or evidence.

Now, you can go die in a fire.

1/28/2007 11:52:47 PM

DrWeird

Once we legitimize one mental illness, what's next?

We elect a mentally ill President?

Ooops. Too late...

1/29/2007 12:50:31 AM

Julian

You start being encouraged to pay 10% of your earnings to it.

1/29/2007 8:33:23 AM

Blue Lithium

@Julian: *dies of laughter*

1/29/2007 11:09:07 AM

DaveD

What's next? God-bothering.

1/29/2007 1:55:01 PM

David D.G.

Julian wins! Beautiful backhand, man!


~David D.G.

1/29/2007 3:24:49 PM

Minty

Next, I suppose we'll have to let bipolar and depressive people marry.

Wait, what?

12/1/2008 6:42:09 PM

God

"Once we legitimize one mental illness, what's next?"

Dunno. Christianity?

1/29/2009 12:30:19 PM

nodaddypleaseputtheknifeawaygodisnottalkingtoyouitsjustgeorgebushonthetv

"Once we legitimize one mental illness, what's next?"

Erm, but wise one, no mental illnesses as yet have ever been strictly "illegal" to begin with.

1/29/2009 3:26:20 PM

Kremlin KOA

@ Nodaddy...

Poor arguement, there is a difference between 'legalize' and 'legitimize'

1/29/2009 5:22:08 PM

Nodaddy...

Kremlin KOA

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2009-Jan-29 05:22 PM

@ Nodaddy...

Poor arguement, there is a difference between 'legalize' and 'legitimize'


Really?

le·git·i·mize [li-jit-uh-mahyz] Show IPA Pronunciation
–verb (used with object), -mized, -miz·ing.
to make legitimate.

le·git·i·mate [adj., n. li-jit-uh-mit; v. li-jit-uh-meyt] Show IPA Pronunciation
adjective, verb, -mat·ed, -mat·ing, noun
–adjective
9. to make lawful or legal; pronounce or state as lawful: Parliament legitimated his accession to the throne.

According to the following link 'legalize' and 'legitimize' are what they call synonyms.
http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/legitimize

1/29/2009 9:27:22 PM

Kremlin KOA

@ Nodaddy...

The difference is in that soething can be allowed by law, but not considered legitimate activity in society.

Eventually this usually leads to a change in the law, but laws change slowly.

A good modern exaple would be the changing attitudes to smoking. Another would be the attitude in the late 1980s and early 1990s to eating tuna (due to the dolphin thing).

1/30/2009 12:23:46 AM

Quantum Mechanic

The irony ...

1/23/2011 1:10:04 PM



What's next? Hopefully they'll let us have sex with ducks. I like ducks.

8/17/2011 3:59:55 PM

\m/>_<\m/

i think this guy really needs to differentiate legitimize and legalize... and what's next, he dares ask? why a more equalitarian and less bigotted society of course! the same one where alice can marry jane, and where bob can marry john, and where... we... have... to... put... up... with... you...

i'm having second thoughts... can we still discriminate against bigots?

8/17/2011 4:26:11 PM



Once again, irony perks its head out of the fundie sandbox. I think all religious adults have mental illness.

8/17/2011 4:56:29 PM

anothga

Oh, homosexuality is a mental illness now? Psychologists would beg to differ.

@Osiris
Mental illness? So you admit that it's not a choice and they can't help it?
But that would imply it can be cured, which is as bad as saying that it's a choice.

@Julian
You start being encouraged to pay 10% of your earnings to it.
Oh, you.

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