Happy Bi Pride day, everybody!
Permalink to our discussion. Katie’s section is particularly interesting, as her identity development as an atheist mirrors queer identity development. This will end up being the subject of a future blog and possibly another Cw/H show.
My piece included some elementary mythbusting, including the old “situational homosexuality” part, where people bring up prison and cultures with mandatory homosexuality as a part of social development. I briefly dismiss these kinds of situational factors as unrelated to sexual orientation as an identity, but it’s another thing I’d like to go into more depth about.
As a person with some core religious beliefs, I am a strong advocate of separation of church and state. I’m not an atheist, but I agree with them on most secular matters (although not with the anti-theists who claim all religion is evil). If you are interested in philosophical discussion and atheism, I can’t recommend Dan Fincke’s Camels With Hammers blog strongly enough. He’s a brilliant man who is devoted to philosophy, truth, and compassion.