By some curious, yet not onerous, irony - Toad seems to have become, ipso facto, (whatever that means) spokesman for "The Gays" in certain quarters.
For he is not gay himself. However, as was at one time said about Jews, many of his friends are "Gay."
The word itself is tiresome, as we all agree - but what's the alternative? Queer? Not unfashionable among homosexuals themselves these days. But no, not for Toad at least. Gay it will be.
The gays are in the news all right. It seems they are all clamouring to get married. The "straights" on the other hand, appaear to have rather lost interest in what "Eton Dave" Cameron describes as "The Great Institution." (...and I won't make the old joke yet again)
More irony here with on one side people screaming, "Gays can't get married - it's against the natural law!" and on the other people screaming "Gays are the only people who want to get married! It's natural to want to be married!"
On the whole, the answer must be yes. People persist in doing it, often rashly, so it must be natural. But then, people persist in being "Gay" often stubbornly, which is not natural, we are sternly informed. Hmmm.
So, the question for today is "Is being Gay "natural?"
If not, why did God (Yes, we're finally round to Him!) create, if that is the mot juste, so many of them?
Around 8% in the U.K. Toad has read; no way of confirming this figure, still, it'll do. One in twelve of us. Long odds but not astronomical. Enough to be the cause of trouble a good deal anyway.
Like with the Jews. (Among whom, Toad also has many friends.)
Second question for today: What is The Natural Law? Is flying in Boeing 792s natural? If God had wanted us to fly, wouldn't he have given us air miles? Does the fact that He doesn't (at least not to everyone) prove that He doesn't exist? No: Probably not.
Third question: If there is a Natural Law (which Jeremy Bentham highly doubted) is it wrong to break it?
Fourth question: Do miracles break The Natural Law? If they do, then why should not Gays?
I'm afraid there may be more questions to come on this highly overrated topic - maybe tomorrow.
The sun is finally up, and Reb is up and the dogs are up and baying in chorus like the wolves they once all were.
Times change, and today, I doubt if more than one dog is twelve is a wolf, and I've only got five, so I'm probably safe.
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