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  •  And so my earlier question stands (3+ / 0-)
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    You have a religious objection to homosexuality.  You also have a ... sort of ... non-religious objection to homosexuality, although I think we both know the problems with the childbearing argument.  Although ... really?  I'm parasitic because I don't have kids?  I work 50 hours a week, so I'm pretty sure I'm not a parasite. I just won't leave a genetic legacy behind when I die, but that's fine with me; plenty of other people do, and I'll be dead, so won't care...

    But my first question is: why does it matter to you if homosexuals marry? Denying them actual marriage is not going to stop homosexuality. You clearly understand that marriage is important to people who desire to marry. You realize, too (I hope) that marriage is not a strictly Christian tradition; a couple need not be Christian to marry. They would have a different marriage than you would, certainly. But why does it bother you that they might have a marriage at all?

    I suppose that's related to my personal question. My fiancee, even before her current medical crisis, could not have further children. Were we to marry, it would be a childless marriage. And I -- well, the Bible's opinion about nonbelievers is probably even less flattering than its opinion of gays.  "They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds, there is none who does good." (Psalm 14:1). I beg to differ with that, of course, but I want to know your argument here on your grounds. Why is it fine for me, who the word of your God deems abominable and corrupt to dedicate my life and love to a marriage physically incapable of producing children ... but it is not okay for another couple to marry, even if they are equally dedicated, because the reason they are "abominable" and childless is that they have matching genitals?

    Or is your opinion that, if things were as you would prefer them to be, that I not be permitted to marry, either?

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    by Serpents Choice on Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 02:28:44 PM PDT

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      how can I get to marrying when I don't agree with the practice.  homosexual practice being wrong according to the bible is as far as I need to go.  but as i said i still have that skeptic mindset in me.  

      i know parasite is a tough word...  but you made yourself clear to me on down when you said you would be dead...  your reasoning is that nothing matters but your little time here on earth... see you are not an atheist after all.  you are a fatalist.

      either you can't read or you have a problem comprehending...  how many times do I need to say that I am not trying to stop anyone from marrying anyone.  How can I.  And I said the same thing about homosexuals being around since the 13th chapter of Genesis.  Read the 19th.  

      14th number of psalms was when israel was in babylon in captivity.  this was thought to be either haggi or daniel lamenting on the wickedness of the chaledeans...

      we are not as far a part as you try to make it...seem

      I may not be deep, but I am very wide... Honree Balzac

      by meknow on Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 03:20:08 PM PDT

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