Something said in [thread=326303]this thread[/thread] caused me to wonder something…
How many people have changed the way they think about something? And was it because of the SDMB or some other conversation? (I’m talking major, about-face, 180 degree type change)
For example, Mrs. Stone was born and raised in the Ukraine. She was taught and believed that homosexuals were degenerates. That they had explored all types of regular sex and had turned to their own gender for their next jolly. They had no morals, no integrity, etc. and would do anything for a physical thrill (BDSM, animals, etc.). (No, I’m not making this up!) As such, she was completely against gay marriage and gay people in general.
Then I showed her facts. Once she knew that many gay people have never had any attraction for the opposit sex, had never had a relationship with the opposit sex, were able to have perfectly normal, lasting relationships with their own sex, and had been like this since birth, her entire viewpoint changed. Now she argues completely for gay rights and doesn’t understand why others won’t accept them as god made them.
to hijack my own OP… it was the most amazing thing. Once faced with the facts, almost within one breath to the next, she went from argueing against gays to arguing for them! She had NO reservations, NO holding on to her old position, NO stubborness, etc. Just one more reason I love her. She’ll fight like a tigeress to defend her ideas, but when faced with contrary facts, she’ll accept it and move on faster than anyone I have ever seen.
So who else has seen that happen, or had it happen to them? I’m not talking about such sudden switches (that was just my example) but times when someone has reversed their position on a topic usually over time.