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  •  I am handing you a can of Raid. (3+ / 0-)

    I feel exactly the same way. It's 2008. These "definitions" wear me out. I'm not gay, in fact there are days when I wonder if I even remember what sex was (I'm 59), and I don't give a flip if two people are purple with green stripes. If they love and cherish each other they should be allowed to be married, with ceremony, legal stuff, and the whole nine yards.

    I don't buy into precast definitions of an institution that has its roots in somebody's wild idea of a shared belief system, not at all. It's not far to people who identify "gay" or whatever you want to call what their DNA/hypothalamus/nurture/nature (insert reason here) to exclude them from something they want, something wonderful, to help celebrate the joy of who they are.

    As for the abortion = murder crowd, I'm pro-abortion. To me it's a medical procedure that should happen in safe surroundings if its going to happen, and again, there is no proof that the "soul" hits the fetal cells at the moment of conception or any other time. That vehicle grows over nine months, and will neurologically begin to display characteristics of what that physicality will be like outside the womb sure enough, but that doesn't mean it's conscious...whatever "conscious" means.

    I'm so tired of living in fairy tales, and seeing people hurt because of them.

    (sorry for the rant, but today I'm remembering my late brother, who died in 1989 of AIDs. He was gay, and gave the world the benefit of his great voice, singing with the Chicago Symphony, and running a singing telegram service there. He was a magnificent talent, a countertenor of no small skill, a major in Opera Theatre, and I miss him terribly.)

    Expressions of the form "a=b" are mere representational devices. They state nothing about the meanings of signs "a" and "b".

    by LRLine on Mon Nov 03, 2008 at 09:58:31 AM PST

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    •  My Uncle Art--whom I never got to meet--died (1+ / 0-)
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      of AIDS.

      Your reply is so spot-on. I just don't think I could agree more with every word of it.

      I really think people are going to have to start looking at the world through more adult, less absolutist eyes. Until everyone evolves a bit I guess we will have to bear these hateful, judgemental, intolerant, willfully ignorant creatures.

      I'm just here to give DK hipster cred. "Vote" McCain

      by vacuumslayer on Mon Nov 03, 2008 at 10:07:15 AM PST

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