ItsRaining wrote: ↑
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:34 pm
markatex wrote: ↑
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:20 am
I got nothing.
I’m a gay man, so I’m sure the Confucianists wouldn’t be thrilled with me, and that the MRA people wouldn’t be either, so I’m not exactly sympathetic to their cause, as it were.
I don't think Confucious himself had anything against gay people. The only place gay people and Confucious come up together is when he wrote a eulogy praising a pair of gay lovers who died in battle.
Do you happen to know the source text for this?
Perhaps it is just my own cynicism, but I don't think the whole story is being communicated here.
For instance, there is a difference between praising love between two men and praising their homosexual relationship.
The son thought of past poverty, outlook humble, now having from father a treasure harvest, also father's house, all his wealth. Great joy - to have what was never before had.
Τῆς πατρῴας, δόξης σου, ἀποσκιρτήσας ἀφρόνως, ἐν κακοῖς ἐσκόρπισα, ὅν μοι παρέδωκας πλοῦτον· ὅθεν σοι τὴν τοῦ Ἀσώτου, φωνὴν κραυγάζω· Ἥμαρτον ἐνώπιόν σου Πάτερ οἰκτίρμον, δέξαι με μετανοοῦντα, καὶ ποίησόν με, ὡς ἕνα τῶν μισθίων σου.
Your fatherly due I withheld unthinking, in evil I wasted your wealth; a prodigal cries, "I've erred, father, receive the repentant as serf."
妙法蓮華經 Κοντάκιον τοῦ Ἀσώτου