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  •  This argument has been around for a while. (6+ / 0-)

    It's a favorite of the religious folks who are smarter than your average bear. It's really not a bad argument in the objective: a change in social norms, what they define as 'moral decay', is bad, and once one thing is accepted it leads to another (they just go as extreme and gross as possible).

    The easy refutation is that animals can't consent. However from there it degrades into pedophilia, which is harder to argue (since some civilizations have already been kool with the boy loving concept). I mean you can argue age of consent, but that is arbitrary. So you'd have to take it to a biological standard. But that kind of sucks because people hit puberty at different times. So you move to psychological development...

    There's really no way to change the mind of someone who thinks this way.

    The good thing about folks like this is that they can make you become an expert in almost every branch of science.

    I will not say do not weep, for not all tears are an evil.

    by ReverseThePolarity on Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 02:36:17 PM PDT

    •  We have an age of consent... (2+ / 0-)
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      elwior, Khun David

      That is determined by states.  Only pedophiles are arguing against it.

      'Guns don't kill people, video games do - paraphrased from Lamar Alexander (Sen-R-TN)'

      by RichM on Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 02:54:36 PM PDT

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    •  This is very true... (1+ / 0-)
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      There's really no way to change the mind of someone who thinks this way If you don't start out with a mind how can you change it.

      This makes about as much sense as Mike Huckabee on mescaline. - Prodigal 2-6-2008

      by Tonedevil on Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 02:56:00 PM PDT

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    •  Another Step Down the Slippery Slope... (3+ / 0-)

      It's the favorite mindless argument conservatives typically make against anything they oppose. I have never found a single convincing case this has ever happened. It's like the myth about needles in halloween candy. If I am wrong someone please enlighten me with an example. Using that argument with a twist... If the biggest public homophobes often/usually  turn out to be self hating closet cases, couldn't the same phenomenon apply to bestiality? Just saying Rush..

    •  They use the bestiality argument (0+ / 0-)

      because they don't consider gays and lesbians to be human.  

      "If Khun David marries his partner Golf, then I should be able to marry my goat".  Meaning he considers Golf to be an animal.  

      Likewise, "If Golf marries his partner Khun David, then I should be able to marry my dog".  Same argument; he considers me to be an animal too.

      "We’re not going to give up on destroying the health care system for the American people." - Rep. Paul Ryan

      by Khun David on Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 04:11:47 PM PDT

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    •  the good thing (0+ / 0-)

      is that these people eventually die and their stupidity often dies with them.

      Yes, I am psychic...or was that psycho? I always forget which.

      by Farradin on Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 05:02:59 PM PDT

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