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    Re: Gay marriage a threat to humanity's future: Pope

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    Re: Gay marriage a threat to humanity's future: Pope

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    Re: Gay marriage a threat to humanity's future: Pope

    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckBerry View Post
    Now that breaking up a family is relatively easy, the whole purpose of marriage (making a foundation for a family) is compromised. That opens the door to expanding the definition of marriage and thereby the definition of family. Moving the goalposts indeed.
    The thing that breaks my ****ing teeth is that you "moral conservatives" are so opposed to gay marriage-- opposed to allowing homosexuals to settle down, start families and raise children like good people are supposed to do-- but when I start talking about no fault divorce being the real threat to the institution of marriage that needs to be abolish, I'm the repressive lunatic. Try to stop people from doing the wrong thing, and you're a totalitarian and a busybody; try to stop them from doing the right thing and you're "upholding the fabric of society".

    Christ, it's no wonder this country is ****ed.

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    Re: Gay marriage a threat to humanity's future: Pope

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    The thing that breaks my ****ing teeth is that you "moral conservatives" are so opposed to gay marriage-- opposed to allowing homosexuals to settle down, start families and raise children like good people are supposed to do-- but when I start talking about no fault divorce being the real threat to the institution of marriage that needs to be abolish, I'm the repressive lunatic. Try to stop people from doing the wrong thing, and you're a totalitarian and a busybody; try to stop them from doing the right thing and you're "upholding the fabric of society".

    Christ, it's no wonder this country is ****ed.
    There is some truth to that. From the more Traditionally Christian perspective, no fault divorce IS a threat to the institution of marriage.

    However, those who believe this number too few.

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    Re: Gay marriage a threat to humanity's future: Pope

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    From Reuters.com:

    Gay marriage a threat to humanity's future: Pope | Reuters

    In other words, Pope Benedict is desperate because same-sex relationships and families are becoming more accepted. Such acceptance is based on people becoming more familiar with gay individuals through personal experience, the media and studies that disprove myths about them. Because those myths are easily disproved with tangible evidence, Benedict has realized that he must try to scare people into agreeing with him by appealing to more vague and subjective concepts like "dignity" and "promotion of family" and "social cohesion".

    Frankly, Benedict is moving the church backwards as this ridiculousness undermines its increased embracing of scientific inquiry in modern history by basing arguments about measurable realities, like the effect of same-sex parenting on children, on nonsense rather than research. By making these comments, he's likely just going to alienate more Catholics, thereby continuing to make the Church its own worst enemy. One would think that after its child sex abuse scandal, it would take a dose of humility. Guess not.
    It is wrong headed thinking. Sad to hear such spoken by any leader of anything so widely accepted.

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    Re: Gay marriage a threat to humanity's future: Pope

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    I don't see gay marriage as "watering down marriage even more" so I will have to disagree with you there. Marriage is what you make of it and if you want to trivilize yours that is your right and your problem. Gay marriage no more affects my marriage than a neighbor buying a blu-ray affects my marriage. If someone's marriage is ****ty, that's on them, not because of some other marriage.
    this is the common sense and facts that some people will never see.
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    Re: Gay marriage a threat to humanity's future: Pope

    Quote Originally Posted by Temporal View Post
    Looks like I struck a nerve again. So sowwy
    Considering the Pope hasn't really been an actual threat for centuries, it's my nerve of historical reality. Yes, you did cause it pain and suffering.
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    Re: Gay marriage a threat to humanity's future: Pope

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    Do you think that using the word fundamentalist is really only accurate when discussing protestant biblical inerrancy? Of course not. The meaning has changed, whether you or tohers accept that change or not. Had it not changed the term Islamic Fundamentalist would be entirely oxymoronic.
    The Islamic fundamentalists have similarly narrow, literalist and modernist tendencies.

    You see? You've just placed a modern definition on the word that does not relate directly to its origins. That's fine with me, even though I don't accept your new definition. You have every right not to accept the OED's definition of homophobia, but don't expect anyone else to accept your redefinitions of the lexicon with the same degree of respect that's accorded to the OED.
    Actually fundamentalism is a direct reaction to modernity and one that takes a lot of the perspectives of modernity.
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    Re: Gay marriage a threat to humanity's future: Pope

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    Christ alive! How many more times do you need to have the definition of 'homophobic' explained to you? "Extreme and irrational dislike of homosexuals". It's an adjective, not a feckin' diagnosis.
    And how many times do you have to have the origin, connotations and the fact we don't have to except this silly neologism explained to you Anda?
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    Re: Gay marriage a threat to humanity's future: Pope

    Quote Originally Posted by Wessexman View Post
    And how many times do you have to have the origin, connotations and the fact we don't have to except this silly neologism explained to you Anda?
    Forgive me if I don't take lessons on philology from someone who uses a preposition as a verb.
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