Why is being someone not normal considered a reason to hate them?
Homosexuality is natural and normal whether you like it or not and even if it isn't, it's in no way an excuse to hate gay people. Autism isn't natural, fetishes of any kind aren't natural, oh, and guess what, eating processed food isn't natural, wearing clothes isn't natural... The list goes on and on. Does anybody hate those people who do these things? Obviously not many. Then why would it be an excuse to hate gay people, assuming it isn't natural?
- SkyLv 74 weeks agoFavorite Answer
It's a piss-poor reason to hate someone. First of all, there's really no such thing as "normal". There's what's common and what's uncommon. Second, you're talking about things that people have no control over. Homosexuality is a naturally occurring inborn trait of some people. Autism is also a naturally occurring inborn trait (you're wrong to say it isn't natural), although in that case it's a detriment to those afflicted with it. Hating people for natural characteristics like that is as stupid as hating people based on their hair color. Even if being homosexual wasn't natural and it was something a person actively chose to do, that would still be a piss-poor reason to hate them because it's something that would be not only perfectly harmless but very much pleasurable if that's where they found happiness.
- EntropyLv 74 weeks ago
I'm not sure why you posted this in the comics and animation section.
Humans are evolved social animals. Social animals evolve in environments of finite resources. Packs, or other familial groups that may or may not take in a few outsiders are the order of nature. When packs encounter other packs they fight or do threat displays to protect their territory/patch of resources.
An easy way to know that someone is part of YOUR pack is genetic similarity. That's why almost all social animals prefer others that are, at least to SOME EXTENT, like themselves.
That trait lives on in humans. It is an indelible part of our nature. That doesn't mean we can't resist it or overcome it, but we all naturally prefer to be around people 'like' ourselves. Whether that similarity is race, sexual preference, political leanings, religion or whatever. It's where we feel most comfortable.
But in a civilization, that urge is unrealistic. Cities and nations are enormous and feature huge numbers of people. As transportation and immigration and communication have all become easier it is more and more the norm that we must interact and cooperate and live side by side with people who are NOT like us. Even though that instinct to compete with them and view them as 'other' is strong.
-isms are natural. They're not a good thing, but they're natural. And exposure to people who are different is the best way to show people that even though someone LOOKS different, they're actually a lot more alike in the ways that are important than people imagine.
- Anonymous4 weeks ago
Because thats just bullying. Humans naturally exclude people who are different and bully and harass them for it.
- SparkyLv 64 weeks ago
Because in the animal kingdom, only the strong and healthy survive.
We are animals too.
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- ShadowLv 64 weeks ago
There is no such thing as "normal". That is a delusion for control freaks since they expect people and things to be a certain way just to suit them but that's not how things really are. "Normal person" does not exist and only brainwashed people use that stupid word. There is no need to hate a person over such a delusion and a control freaks' expectation. Anyone who uses the stupid word "normal" are obviously brainwashed by mind controlling people who are delusional. Autism is natural in people and goes beyond the comprehension of those who don't have it. As a straight male, I have respect for gays and they are just people with a certain preference of people which comes naturally for them.
- MarkLv 74 weeks ago
Hmm, perhaps you need to encounter other people. I am left-handed, and that is also "not normal", but I stay away from people who think that it is an "abomination".