Okay if they are citizens of Earth/country
Okay if they can procreate with us
Okay if male/female pairs
Not okay at all
"If I take death into my life, acknowledge it, and face it squarely, I will free myself from the anxiety of death and the pettiness of life - and only then will I be free to become myself." ~ Martin Heidegger
The Terra Prime episodes were great and sad. They actually brought to light that it could have been difficult, at least at one time, for aliens and humans to have a child and take actual genetic manipulation to accomplish. But given that we have genetic manipulation now, then it isn't too difficult to believe that we could do it if that was an issue with any sentient, humanoid aliens we did meet in the future. It wouldn't be completely impossible.
But I love sci-fi/fantasy stuff. Even as a child, I watched Alien Nation with my mom. I liked that show, despite how dark it could be (it had sci-fi, and my other fav show type, cop drama in one).
"A woman is like a teabag, you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." - Eleanor Roosevelt
Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.
Who the hell are we to be telling others what they can do and can not do ??????????
As long as no-one suffers, particularly the children............
which makes me think a little.......
The we includes our government...
Of course, churches should NOT be forced to do this...
The option "not OK at all" , this IMO, removes the thought process , is too absolute...
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However, where those rare perverted souls who inevitably would be interested in such liaisons are concerned, I don't see a particular problem with it.
It would be a pointless union (given the fact that reproduction would almost certainly be physically impossible), and I get the definite impression that most religions would probably frown upon the practice. However, given the fact that both parties seem to be able to give informed consent, there wouldn't be much of anything people could do to prevent such relationships from occurring on a legal basis.
I wouldn't recognize it as a real "marriage" per se, but I wouldn't have any problem with granting such couples the legal rights and protections afforded to most other unions (with the possible exception of adoption, of course).
You'd frankly have a better chance of getting a flower pregnant, if for no other reason than that the flower and yourself happen to have evolved on the same planet.
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"Men did not love Rome because she was great. She was great because they had loved her." -- G.K. Chesterton
LOL, as long as all parties involved are consenting adults I honestly don't give a fat flying fig who marries who... period!
The definition of a species, by the way, is based on the ability of two organisms to sexually mate, and produce offspring who are capable of further mating and reproducing. There are many instances in which similar, but different species are able to mate and produce offspring, but those offspring are of limited fertility, if they are fertile at all.
That aside, if the inhabitants of another world were not created by our God, in his own image, just as we were, then it is to be expected that they would be significantly different from us, almost certainly incapable of interbreeding with us, and there's a good chance that the parts wouldn't even fit.
The five great lies of the
We can be Godless and free. • “Social justice” through forced redistribution of wealth. • Silencing religious opinions counts as “diversity”. • Freedom without moral and personal responsibility. • Civilization can survive the intentional undermining of the family.
"Obamacare delenda est"
Well this would have to actually happen before I can form a final opinion.
Run your own nation, play Cybernations."Conservatism is the blind and fear-filled worship of dead radicals."
- Mark Twain