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    I will be watching from the sidelines the agonising of your societies overun by political correctness. Truly, when God wants to punish, he takes away an ability to think: keep marching to a beat of your politically correct slogans.


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    we are DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOmed

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    ... and suddenly there was peace in the hottest thread on DP.
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    ... and suddenly there was peace in the hottest thread on DP.
    LOL! I almost commented on this earlier this morning but was worried that Captain would "spank" me for not staying on topic.

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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

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    Now the legal aspect of marriage is not a religious thing. This has to do with taxes, inheritance and so on and that is all civilian law... heck even marriage is that these days too.. you need a licence for example and can skip the whole church thing if you want.
    Then don't call it marriage. Call it a civil union.

    Marriage is steeped in religion, not government. How about we stop trying to redefine a concept thousands of years old?

    And yes, I look less on a "marriage" between a man and a woman who rushed down the county courthouse than I do one that was carefully planned in a church with family and friends in attendance. I'm not saying they necessarily understand the commitment better always, but they should, and they usually do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Then don't call it marriage. Call it a civil union.

    Marriage is steeped in religion, not government. How about we stop trying to redefine a concept thousands of years old?

    And yes, I look less on a "marriage" between a man and a woman who rushed down the county courthouse than I do one that was carefully planned in a church with family and friends in attendance. I'm not saying they necessarily understand the commitment better always, but they should, and they usually do.
    The problem is, once you use the term in government it is no longer JUST a religious term, but a dual term.

    There is religious marriage and then there is governmental marriage.

    Marriage, in the government, CAN'T be religious because if it is...and we start upholding it to the traditional religious meanings of it...then we are choosing one or multiple religions over others and forcing it on someone which is the very meaning of establishing a religion through law.

    So whatever idiot however many years ago that decided to intertwine the word is at fault.

    The best option is complicated, but yet simple at the same time.

    Strip the term marriage from all law, entirely. Put it in a word file, hit ctrl+f, go to replace, search for marriage and set it to replace with civil union. Seriously. Swap it out. Make ANY union between two people recognized by the government a Civil Union.

    So then the religious people are able to have the term "Marriage" completely to themselves and if they don't want to let two men or two women get married, they're absolutely free too.

    So then there is equality under the law, because two men, two women, man and woman, friends, lovers, soul mates, whatever, can all enter into civil union

    Boom, simple, be done with it. If you have issues still with that and are trying to talk about the sanctity of marriage then you're just absolutely spinning and are being dishonest, because that would keep "marriage" sacred and you're just really upset by the notion that two men are allowed to file joint taxes and have the ability to make medical decisions for each other.

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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Then don't call it marriage. Call it a civil union.

    Marriage is steeped in religion, not government. How about we stop trying to redefine a concept thousands of years old?

    And yes, I look less on a "marriage" between a man and a woman who rushed down the county courthouse than I do one that was carefully planned in a church with family and friends in attendance. I'm not saying they necessarily understand the commitment better always, but they should, and they usually do.
    Did you know that marriage was actually the governments domain long before religion got into it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    The problem is, once you use the term in government it is no longer JUST a religious term, but a dual term.

    There is religious marriage and then there is governmental marriage.

    Marriage, in the government, CAN'T be religious because if it is...and we start upholding it to the traditional religious meanings of it...then we are choosing one or multiple religions over others and forcing it on someone which is the very meaning of establishing a religion through law.

    So whatever idiot however many years ago that decided to intertwine the word is at fault.

    The best option is complicated, but yet simple at the same time.

    Strip the term marriage from all law, entirely. Put it in a word file, hit ctrl+f, go to replace, search for marriage and set it to replace with civil union. Seriously. Swap it out. Make ANY union between two people recognized by the government a Civil Union.

    So then the religious people are able to have the term "Marriage" completely to themselves and if they don't want to let two men or two women get married, they're absolutely free too.

    So then there is equality under the law, because two men, two women, man and woman, friends, lovers, soul mates, whatever, can all enter into civil union

    Boom, simple, be done with it. If you have issues still with that and are trying to talk about the sanctity of marriage then you're just absolutely spinning and are being dishonest, because that would keep "marriage" sacred and you're just really upset by the notion that two men are allowed to file joint taxes and have the ability to make medical decisions for each other.
    Love your post.

    However if this were done then the religious folks would gripe about the whole separation of state and religion even louder. Can't count how many times religious folks have told me that the government has no right to banish religion from schools, courthouses etc etc. That religion is still suppose to be a part of government. That atheists are just trying to destroy them.
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