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    Re: Record Support for Gay Marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    I like your quote by H.L. Mencken. Here is another one:

    "Liberty and democracy are eternal enemies, and every one knows it who has ever given any sober reflection to the matter. A democratic state may profess to venerate the name, and even pass laws making it officially sacred, but it simply cannot tolerate the thing. In order to keep any coherence in the governmental process, to prevent the wildest anarchy in thought and act, the government must put limits upon the free play of opinion. In part, it can reach that end by mere propaganda, by the bald force of its authority that is, by making certain doctrines officially infamous. But in part it must resort to force, i.e., to law. One of the main purposes of laws in a democratic society is to put burdens upon intelligence and reduce it to impotence. Ostensibly, their aim is to penalize anti-social acts; actually their aim is to penalize heretical opinions. At least ninety-five Americans out of every 100 believe that this process is honest and even laudable; it is practically impossible to convince them that there is anything evil in it. In other words, they cannot grasp the concept of liberty. Always they condition it with the doctrine that the state, i.e., the majority, has a sort of right of eminent domain in acts, and even in ideas that it is perfectly free, whenever it is so disposed, to forbid a man to say what he honestly believes. Whenever his notions show signs of becoming "dangerous," ie, of being heard and attended to, it exercises that prerogative. And the overwhelming majority of citizens believe in supporting it in the outrage. Including especially the Liberals, who pretend and often quite honestly believe that they are hot for liberty. They never really are. Deep down in their hearts they know, as good democrats, that liberty would be fatal to democracy that a government based upon shifting and irrational opinion must keep it within bounds or run a constant risk of disaster. They themselves, as a practical matter, advocate only certain narrow kinds of liberty liberty, that is, for the persons they happen to favor. The rights of other persons do not seem to interest them. If a law were passed tomorrow taking away the property of a large group of presumably well-to-do persons say, bondholders of the railroads without compensation and without even colorable reason, they would not oppose it; they would be in favor of it. The liberty to have and hold property is not one they recognize. They believe only in the liberty to envy, hate and loot the man who has it."
    Well, Mencken couldn't be right about everything. He was also a confirmed anti-Semite and thought the stories of how the Jews were being treated in Germany was just British propaganda. That he was an elitist is undeniable. I don't admire Mencken. I do like his quote, however.
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    Re: Record Support for Gay Marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by blarg View Post
    no ones trained me except for people like you who I can observe

    come on you have some reasons why you not just making peoples lives mildly worse with your problem with homosexuality spit it out.
    I HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH HOMOSEXUALITY.

    You have been trained to think that way because I believe there is nothing wrong with a traditional christian hetrosexual life.

    You are trained, you are not observant, you have been given triggers and told how to behave, the bell is ringing and you're drooling.
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    Re: Record Support for Gay Marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by AGENT J View Post
    1.) which is?
    2.) nope wrong again im simply asking YOU to explain and support YOUR statement, this should be very easy since it was YOUR statement
    i will ask you AGAIN and you will probably dodge it again because you have no answer, you made it up

    3.) reaction? why would anybody have a reaction to that?

    you just described my family, im a christian

    let me know when you have an example of what you are talking about
    I've been trying too. Look at Blargs reaction to me, that's part of the LIE that society has become.

    "I'm TOLERANT! But if you don't agree with my world view, you're EVIL!!!"

    Saul Alinsky 101, foisted on society and people don't even realize how they are being manipulated.
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    Re: Record Support for Gay Marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    I HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH HOMOSEXUALITY.

    You have been trained to think that way because I believe there is nothing wrong with a traditional christian hetrosexual life.

    You are trained, you are not observant, you have been given triggers and told how to behave, the bell is ringing and you're drooling.
    Well, since it is typed in all capps, it must be true, and not a defensive mechanism.
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    Re: Record Support for Gay Marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    People are also afraid of being called bigots, or hateful if they don't cower in acquiescence. One can disagree with Homosexuality without hate or malice, but not in this day and age because our society has been warped into a lie.
    You can disagree with homosexuality....just the same as people can despise black people or any other bigoted view. You can even espouse those views to your hearts content. What you cannot, however be, is free of the consequences of your speech if you choose to espouse it.
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    Re: Record Support for Gay Marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post
    Well, since it is typed in all capps, it must be true, and not a defensive mechanism.
    Sure thing there buddy.

    You got me. I'm one of the most pro-trans people on this board. But I secretly HATE GAYS! You got me....

    /roll eyes.
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    Re: Record Support for Gay Marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    You can disagree with homosexuality....just the same as people can despise black people or any other bigoted view. You can even espouse those views to your hearts content. What you cannot, however be, is free of the consequences of your speech if you choose to espouse it.
    Thanks for proving my point, useful you are.
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    Re: Record Support for Gay Marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    It was an attempt to describe a bigger issue I have with society, but you're playing gotcha bull**** and psuedo-intellectual elitism... which is part of the problem.

    Let's me try this:

    I don't have a problem with a traditional hetrosexual christian family, group or life.

    What's your reaction to this?
    I don't either. People should be free to choose and marry who they love and who they want to have a family with. Agreed?
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    Re: Record Support for Gay Marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    It was an attempt to describe a bigger issue I have with society, but you're playing gotcha bull**** and psuedo-intellectual elitism... which is part of the problem.

    Let's me try this:

    I don't have a problem with a traditional hetrosexual christian family, group or life.

    What's your reaction to this?
    you can have my reaction

    that's mostly ok till you start going on about how evil other people are and try to pass laws based on nothing but your religion cause your book tells you to and you feel like listening to it

    reminds me of going to church as a kid and occasionally all of these otherwise very nice people I knew would turn into assholes and stat condemning others based on faith alone 1 or 2 stupid Adam and eve not Adam and Steve lines was heard

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    Re: Record Support for Gay Marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Thanks for proving my point, useful you are.
    No....your point was somehow you are not allowed to espouse your views. You absolutely are. But just like racist Bigots who choose to spout of their racial slurs or otherwise express their dislike of blacks or other minority groups....you do so with whatever the consequences that come your way.
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