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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by DungmasteR, Jun 4, 2009.
whooooooooooosh *waves hand over head*
Many countries and states do not offer civil unions, including your home state of Michigan.
1) 2/3 of the world's population is not Christian.
2) Marriage was around before Christianity.
3) It's quite possible to have a marriage without referencing God.
4) Who gave religion the monopoly on marriage anyway?
Don't read too much into it.
True, but most articles are sourced, and because of the large number of users, incorrect edits on large articles like same-sex marriage would get fixed quickly.
I was talking to Napalm because he said that being heterosexual is boring.
You said *waves hand over head*
It sounds wrong if you think about it €:^)
I know, I'd vote it in though, if it was on the ballot.
3. Yep, but for some reason Atheists get up in arms when we ask that they refrain from saying "What God has put together" and such, because it's not "the traditional way", and if you ban them from using churches, it's also wrong...
4. When religion came up with it first?
I agree that churches should have the right to not marry atheists or gays if they don't want to, but at the same time atheists and gays should have every right to a civil marriage, since they are performed by the government rather than religious authorities.
By that logic, shouldn't all marriages be Hindu/Jewish/whichever religion came up with marriage first?
Yeah, so the first thing I'd do as a politician is make civil unions exist everywhere. Opposition is also coming from the gay community though, since they feel like they're being gyped (and under the current laws, they are), and want to be able to call theirs a "real" marriage.
By that logic Jewish marriages should be only for Jews. Atheists can have their own ceremony. I don't see why people want God in their marriage ceremony when God isn't anywhere else in their life.
I'm not aware of any atheists who particularly want to have God mentioned at their wedding...
Anyway, like I said before, you can just have a marriage ceremony without referring to God.
Separate but equal will work this time!
Our church turns away quite a lot of people who want to get married in it every year.
That'd work fine by me. (y)
Brawny I'm not sure what you're talking about when you say atheists are up in arms about not being able to use God's name in stuff.
Pretty sure it's the other way around: for example Christians would be enraged if "In God We Trust" was taken off of money.
I even got a text telling me not to buy the new patriotic Pepsi can because they didn't include "Under God" in the pledge of allegiance.
Wait, you guys have patriotic Pepsi?
Oh wait, Google to the rescue. Turns out there was no pledge of allegiance on any Pepsi cans: http://www.seattlepi.com/lifestyle/229969_tf227.html
Oh, that's weird. I guess some people just really didn't like Pepsi?
What gets me mad is when in TV they use the word Xmas instead of Christmas.
What gets me mad is when places in England don't have decorations and just say **** like 'Happy Holidays' around Christmas time, in case it offends people of other religions.
What gets me mad is the people who complain about stuff like saying, "Merry Christmas" instead of "Happy Holidays" like they get offended because they are of a different religion or not religious. I'm not religious and I'm the biggest Christmas... uh, celebrator?... I know.
Not everyone is like you.
It's grating when people get offended when someone calls it "Christmas", but I find it equally amusing how others get in a huff about people not calling it "Christmas".
There's no anti-religious intent behind that one- the X comes from the Greek letter chi, and is meant to be short for "christ".
in an unofficial survey a few years back, more Jews and Muslims were more offended by "happy holidays". xD
I know! Which is half of my point! I just forgot to say.
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