LK ONE - 3/19/2005 1:45 AM
azimuth - 3/19/2005 1:10 AM
Zeitgeist - 3/19/2005 12:19 AM
While "society" does require replication to a degree, we currently are experiencing a multitude of negative consequences stemming from population expansion, mostly regarding the use and over-utilization of natural resources. Might not homosexuality, in light of these contemporary realities, actually act as a natural biological brake on such population overload? If you accept those premises, then wouldn't the inclusion of homosexual unions into social norms, actually be a benefit to society?
Good points. We are expiriencing a multitude of negative consequences. I would submit that they are more accurately assigned to poor behavior and poor management of resources.
Homosexuality would operate as a brake. I believe that a little better planning and some self control would solve the problems you see.
I think the disolution of the two parent, male/female, family is the single most destructive force in society today... That said, anything that drives against that family is unwise
Figured I'd jump into this discussion because it's interesting. I appreciate you viewing this with an open mind despite your clearly stated opposition to gay marriage.
Just for the sake of argument let assume your statement is correct "I think the disolution of the two parent, male/female, family is the single most destructive force in society today..."
If you truly believe that why aren't you advocating a constitutional amendment to ban divorce? Isn't disolution exactly was divorce is?
How does encouraging marriage threaten your marriage? Interesting fact, and I'm not claiming any scientific link, but do you know that the only state in the Union (good ole Mass.) that allows gay marriage also has the lowest divorce rate in the whole country?If God is trying to make a point that gay marriage threatens heterosexual marriage He sure is picking a funny way to prove it.
What the hell was He thinking when He commanded Pat Robertson to seek the presidency then let his ass get kicked in his first primary?
And another thing....................
Hey LK, what's up buddy? Yes, I truely believe that families are self-destucting as a result of various pressures and poor decision making on the individuals involved. The result is invariably damaged children. If our society falls, it will be because it has been weakened by this.
More important to me though is freedom. Freedom to choose the life we live and the actions we take. Legislating against divorce will neither accomplish it's ultimate goal of stong families nor will it provide for the freedom of will.
As far as I can tell, homosexual marriages do not affect my marriage. The practice is new and if there is an ill affect, I cannot see it from here. As such, I won't opine about whether they should or should not take place.
I can only say that, for various reasons I believe the best environment for child developement is in the male female "nuclear" (nucular, if you didn't pay attention in class at Yale [:D]) family.
As far as I can remember, I have tried not to prejudge anyone or the situation in which they were raised. I won't start now, except to say that the traditional family, which has been proven throughout time by evolution, is the best scenario for preparing a child to be an adult.
There are other conditions under which individuals have been, and are being raised. Some of those individuals have gone on to do great things and be great people. Some of them may be among us now, either posting or lurking. Few of them would choose living as a child without mommy and daddy, given the option.
I hope I've said this well enough to be clear. Good luck to you, my friend. It's been awhile.[8D]