Between 10 and 12 percent of the people on earth are “lefties.”
In the history of the world this 10 or 12 percent have had a tough go.
“For thousands of years, the Devil has been associated with the left hand in various ways and is normally portrayed as being left-handed in pictures and other images. In the seventeenth century it was thought that the Devil baptised his followers with his left-hand and there are many references in superstitions to the “left-hand side” being associated with evil. As an example, in France it was held that witches greet Satan “avec le bras gauche” or with the left hand. It is also considered that we can only see ghosts if we look over our left shoulder and that the Devil watches us over the left shoulder.”
In the late 1800s and early 1900s American baseball players that batted left handed were introduced as wrong side batters.
Because of this prejudice against lefthanders parents throughout the world have done immeasurable damage to their children by insisting they use their right hand to feed themselves and other tasks requiring the hands. Based on the thoughts prevalent in the world we live(d) in.
Now close your eyes and go back to your own childhood. Go back as far as you can when you were just a little tyke. And then use your imagination to do the following.
Imagine being a child who is constantly harassed for doing something that seems natural to you, not only by your parents but also possibly by your pastor, your friends and playmates.
Imagine the pain of having the people you most admire in this world telling you “You are doing it wrong.”
Do you feel the pain?
Now go back through this story and change the words left handed to gay.
Just something to think about in your spare time. 😉
- If I’m So Left-Handed, How Come I Ain’t Smart? (oddlots.wordpress.com)