What if they have nothing to do with the plot of the story?
Are you fine with a cardboard cut outs of two [insert whatever] kissing in the background?
There is literally no plot in the world that inherently precludes LGBTQIAP+ people from being in it.
Moon, for example, has one human character and one computer character. And the human has been on the moon too long and he wants to go home to his spouse cause his three year mission alone is almost done. That’s the whole plot.
Even when there is only a single human character doing anything, they could still be something other than a white man, and they could want to go home to someone other than a white woman.
The best argument you can really make, Triforce06, is something like Alien, where there’s lots of characters, and some of them might or might not be QUILTBAG, but we’ll never know because there’s no time to learn about any of the characters really because there’s a space alien stalking the ship and killing everyone.
are you fucking kidding me? how dare you cut down this man for actually being a good person. the catholic church is strict, incredibly strict, and he is the fucking POPE and he is sticking up for homosexuals, he is fighting racism, he is giving a voice to the poor and you assholes are taking his goodness away and chalking him up to as a big company PR guy. how dare you. he is doing his best to be a good god damn person and you assholes can never let anything just be good, especially if that something has anything do to with christianity.
1) I dare because I live in a country with freedom of speech.
2) I dare because I actually use reason and evaluate my world based on fact, not the delusion of faith.
3) I dare because although the Vatican’s new PR guy has paid lip-service to defending the poor, LGBT, atheists and so forth, it has only been that: words. No formal decrees have been issued or implemented.
4) I dare because even though he decries Capitalism, the Catholic Church is one of the oldest corporations on the planet worth tens of billions of dollars. While he is surrounded by priceless art, gold crosses, jewel-encrusted chalices and massive real estate holdings, a third of the world goes to sleep hungry every night. Not what Jesus was all about.
5) I dare because even though he says he’s not to judge the LGBT, the Catholic Church still promotes ignorance regarding sexual preference. Yes, it IS his job to “judge,” to do so with love and wisdom and to make changes in the church based on Jesus’ teachings, not based on discrimination. He says nice things, but no formal changes have occurred within the church.
6) I dare because hundreds of priests have molested thousands of children over the past several decades, and rather than seeing those priests face criminal charges, the Catholic church has protected the abusers from jail, while allowing them to stay ordained. Until he oversees a massive purge of these vile men, his words are meaningless.
He is 100% in place purely for public relations. Why else would they choose a new Pope while the previous is still alive?
His words have as much meaning as a CEO from BP or Exxon saying they want to protect the environment while hundreds of thousands of gallons of oil spill into the ocean every day.
Believing what the new Pope says is about as wise as believing Dick Cheney saying that we were justified to invade Iraq.
And one of the most important things anyone can ever learn in life is this: Believing in something doesn’t make it true.
I get this version of the Attack on Titan theme stuck in my head instead of the real one with alarming frequency.
this is real life.
Ylvis, educating people about the female reproductive system.
these guys will be the death of me.[x]
i died at the pH value
I just learnt more about the vagina in like 10 seconds than I have ever learnt in my entire life
Debating whether or not I should share this with my anatomy and physiology professor.
The debate is now over.
I want to have a problem with this but i cant
…said the anon.
Here’s the deal, there’s a lot of ways you can set up your mythological cosmology. For our purposes here we’ll categorize it like this:
- Atheism - wherein our heros, the humans, are presided over by none at all. There are no “divine” gods, of any power level, and generally (though not necessarily) no supernatural events of any kind.
- Monotheism - wherein the humans are subject to the whims of a single divine figure, usually one that holds All Of The Power (tm). Incidentally, most Monotheism is actually Henotheism, but we’ll leave that off for the moment.
- Polytheism - wherein humans live in a world that has many divine figures, each in control of a different part of the world’s fabric.
Now I’m sure we can wonder about all sorts of traits that a cosmology might have in addition to picking one of these, but I’m at the moment concerned about the mindset that usually results because of your selection from this list.
You see, when you’ve got a single divine figure who has all the answers and all the power, you’re usually not going to entertain much in the way of alternate ideas. You do what they say because they have all the power, and all the glory, and are supreme and all that. Now, they said something to you either in your head, or through someone else saying that they said it, or whatever, that part doesn’t matter. The point is that you get a message somehow and you know it’s from the supreme divine figure and so most people’s inclinations are to act upon the edict with no or minimal question.
But if you’ve got lots of gods, and they’ve all got a lot of power but none of them have all the power, then it becomes more natural that differing view points will rise up, and some will be correct and others will not be correct. Whoever is correct isn’t always the same person. People end up having to question who said what, and why, and they end up having to think a little more about the reasons behind things. Even if the only cause is to further undermine the enemy faction.
And if you’ve got no gods at all, then you’re almost in the same situation as polytheism. The difference is that now, instead of having rules and commands handed down from divine creatures, you’ve got none at all. So you get to make up all of your own. You end up with as many different sets of rules as you do people, and once again you have to think carefully about the hows and whys behind things.
So you can have any plural number of gods in your theism (0 is plural), but if you’ve actually got just 1 then you’ll probably end up being way to used to just accepting things at face value because your mind doesn’t make space for opposing view points.