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  •  I don't think that's un-progressive, (8+ / 0-)

    at least the way you phrased it. Thinking that something is not a good idea is very very different from forbidding it. Shooting up heroin is a terrible idea, but so is the drug war.

    The very position that whether or not to “shack up” should be discussed in pragmatic terms — whether it's a good idea, i.e. likely to lead to happiness — rather than traditional or moral terms — whether it's Good or Right or What God Intended — is the very root of progressivism. When we examine traditions on their merits, that's when we figure out which ones have to go.

    Code Monkey like freedom / Code Monkey like peace and justice too
    Code Monkey very nerdy man / With big warm fuzzy bleeding heart
    Code Monkey like you!

    Formerly known as Jyrinx.

    by Code Monkey on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 01:52:20 PM PST

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