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Old August 29th, 2017, 05:57 AM   #11

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And September is almost upon us, the "time of the spider", particularly the big ones......

On another note, I would like to point out that in my post #6, I used marriage as a useful and obvious example that would be recognizable by all, personally I don't give a damn, only about this enforcement of views and screams of rage against anybody not kowtowing to the new "reality".
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Old August 29th, 2017, 06:00 AM   #12

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I actually managed to play the game "Limbo" without a problem, at least not with the giant spiders.
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Old August 29th, 2017, 06:03 AM   #13

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I actually managed to play the game "Limbo" without a problem, at least not with the giant spiders.
We don't have the Shelob-like ones where I live in Oregon, down south, I hear they have some real fire-breathing monsters..
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I fast forward that part, but managed the Hobbit films, just...
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Old August 29th, 2017, 07:07 AM   #15

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The difference between phobia and hate.

I have mild arachnophobia, something quite common. I don't mind small spiders, even if one crawled over my arm, it's not a problem. But I do not like the big house spiders. But I used the phrase "do not like", and I used it because that is the normal manner of speech. But do I actually dislike them, hate them? Well, actually no. I am very aware that without spiders we would be overrun by insects, so spiders are our friends and I do not hate them in the normal use of the word, I simply have an irrational fear of what the big ones look like when they are staring you in the face.

I wonder, at what point was the meaning of the word phobia changed from fear to hatred when applied to human beings, and the now potential legal ramifications with the onset of "hate crimes". It's a very serious issue.
When I was a teen I hunted spiders, overall the big ones.

In my classroom, at the High School, there was a girl suffering of real arachnophobia. It was enough that a common spider walked on the floor of the class and she immediately left the chair to seat on the desk!

The reaction was evidently irrational [she had the option to kill the spider without problems, if she perceived it as a threat ... but ... no, she escaped].
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I dislike broccoli.

I like pie.
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Old August 29th, 2017, 07:23 AM   #17

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I dislike broccoli.

I like pie.
Your therapy, consume these:
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Southern spiders in US:
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The reaction was evidently irrational [she had the option to kill the spider without problems, if she perceived it as a threat ... but ... no, she escaped].
Which is a good example of a phobia being a fear, because she was scared of it and ran away. If she hated spiders she would have killed it.

Therefore, the man mountain of a red blooded male looking like Conan, if he is homophobic, will run away screaming like a girl when he is confronted by a modern day Liberace, who will of course be running after "Conan". I probably broke half a dozen "hate crime" laws here....
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Which is a good example of a phobia being a fear, because she was scared of it and ran away. If she hated spiders she would have killed it.

Therefore, the man mountain of a red blooded male looking like Conan, if he is homophobic, will run away screaming like a girl when he is confronted by a modern day Liberace, who will of course be running after "Conan". I probably broke half a dozen "hate crime" laws here....
Generally, hate is active, from the beginning [you feel a bit aggressive, antagonist], a phobia is overall passive … until you don’t reach the “stress point”, when in your mind an “ultimate defensive mechanism” is activated by a stress factor. That’s a real dangerous moment.
When a subject with a phobia acts … usually extreme violence is involved.

Try and force a person with deep arachnophobia to touch a spider … he [or she] will become aggressive … against you, at least insulting you, not directly against the spider.
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