View Poll Results: How do you feel about interracial couples

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  • It's wrong to date and have children with other races

    3 2.44%
  • It depends on the race

    1 0.81%
  • Interracial couples and children are completely acceptable to me

    113 91.87%
  • I have mixed feelings

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Thread: Are interracial couples acceptable?[ W: 330]

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    Re: Are interracial couples acceptable?[ W: 330]

    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    Do ever read past what you want to hear in someones post to what it is they actually said?
    Can your caterwauling ever take the form of a specific complaint or must it always be this general mush which simply tells me that you're complaining but leaves me clueless about exactly what bee is in your bonnet?

    Let me help you with your remedial logic and attention deficit disorder.

    Peter wrote: "I see a black man with a white woman and I think "she must have herpes or something.""

    You asked:

    But when you add the details of that negative reaction with regard to seeing a white woman with a man from another race specifically-

    It gets a little more interesting because of the assumptions you are making, at a gut level, about the woman and the quality of the man she is being seen with.

    I provided you with data on the white women who marry black men.

    You moan and groan about how I'm not on point. They're mostly low class women, low income, low education. Peter's not the only person in the world to notice reality slapping him in the face, plenty of people have observed this.

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    Re: Are interracial couples acceptable?[ W: 330]

    Quote Originally Posted by RiverDad View Post
    I'm not disagreeing with what you wrote because I think that you're basically correct. I do think though that you skimmed over one point pretty quickly though and Chesterton's Fence comes to mind:

    In the matter of reforming things, as distinct from deforming them, there is one plain and simple principle; a principle which will probably be called a paradox. There exists in such a case a certain institution or law; let us say, for the sake of simplicity, a fence or gate erected across a road. The more modern type of reformer goes gaily up to it and says, "I don't see the use of this; let us clear it away." To which the more intelligent type of reformer will do well to answer: "If you don't see the use of it, I certainly won't let you clear it away. Go away and think. Then, when you can come back and tell me that you do see the use of it, I may allow you to destroy it."

    This paradox rests on the most elementary common sense. The gate or fence did not grow there. It was not set up by somnambulists who built it in their sleep. It is highly improbable that it was put there by escaped lunatics who were for some reason loose in the street. Some person had some reason for thinking it would be a good thing for somebody. And until we know what the reason was, we really cannot judge whether the reason was reasonable. It is extremely probable that we have overlooked some whole aspect of the question, if something set up by human beings like ourselves seems to be entirely meaningless and mysterious. There are reformers who get over this difficulty by assuming that all their fathers were fools; but if that be so, we can only say that folly appears to be a hereditary disease. But the truth is that nobody has any business to destroy a social institution until he has really seen it as an historical institution. If he knows how it arose, and what purposes it was supposed to serve, he may really be able to say that they were bad purposes, that they have since become bad purposes, or that they are purposes which are no longer served. But if he simply stares at the thing as a senseless monstrosity that has somehow sprung up in his path, it is he and not the traditionalist who is suffering from an illusion.

    I get the very distinct impression that most of the fashionable people who shout from the rooftops about their support of interracial marriage are the fools that Chesterton refers to - I'm betting that they can't muster up a reason for why history has seen so much disapproval of interracial marriages other than "old timer people were just stupid, superstitious, bigoted and mean" and that's about it. These people are smart, their ancestors were stupid. All people in the past were just plain stupid and did things for no reasons whatsoever.
    I'm not trying to make a case that conservatism is either good or bad, that'll open up a can of worms that will distract from the current debate. I simply meant to describe conservatives as people who generally tend to hold the past in high regard.

    Christianity was once a bigger part of our society, hence conservatives tend to admire Christianity in greater numbers.

    The point was that Christianity itself has nothing to say about interracial marriage, and the fact that conservative christians tend to be against it in greater numbers than the larger population speaks more to their conservatism than their unrelated christian faith.

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    Re: Are interracial couples acceptable?[ W: 330]

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    It seems at least 8 people are bigots on this site.
    OK Joe McCarthy.

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    Re: Are interracial couples acceptable?[ W: 330]

    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    Okay, now I have to ask. You of course don't have to answer. How old are you?
    LMAO where is this going?

    I'm 32.

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    Re: Are interracial couples acceptable?[ W: 330]

    Quote Originally Posted by RiverDad View Post
    ....me clueless
    Awww and finally we have it. I'm so sorry. It's probably genetic or maybe you were kicked in the head as toddler by a stray mule.
    "Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers" - Voltaire
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    Re: Are interracial couples acceptable?[ W: 330]

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    LMAO where is this going?

    I'm 32.
    men mature slowly.
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    Re: Are interracial couples acceptable?[ W: 330]

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    OK Joe McCarthy.
    Pshhhhhhh... Nothing like saying interracial couples are wrong.. Jeesh i wonder whats the logic behind that.


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    Re: Are interracial couples acceptable?[ W: 330]

    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    men mature slowly.
    Whatever! I'm fully aware that I'm an egomaniac, and you know what they say... knowing is half the battle.

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    Re: Are interracial couples acceptable?[ W: 330]

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Pshhhhhhh... Nothing like saying interracial couples are wrong.. Jeesh i wonder whats the logic behind that.
    Well let's see. McCarthy liked to tally up the "bad guys," and now you're doing the same thing. Freedom of speech buddy. I'm gonna say what I think and not apologize for it. If I'm a bigot then I'm a bigot.... oh well.

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    Re: Are interracial couples acceptable?[ W: 330]

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Well let's see. McCarthy liked to tally up the "bad guys," and now you're doing the same thing. Freedom of speech buddy. I'm gonna say what I think and not apologize for it. If I'm a bigot then I'm a bigot.... oh well.
    Im "tallying up"? Really? Lets see here. Why does no one answer the question? Why?


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