Maybe you can clarify, Tom. How can Colorstorm “guarantee” that disastrous results will transpire for Ireland by legalizing same-sex marriage? Where does the underpinning in Christian thought justify that part of the simile the original author used?
I don’t claim to be a prophet. I don’t know exactly how Ireland will suffer for legalizing same-sex “marriage.” I just know that when people cannot figure out that homosexuality refers to immoral and unhealthy behavior that is a bad sign. I also know that when a people proclaims that homosexuals have a “right” to “marry” each other that is an extremely bad sign. It indicates that the people will call what is bad good and what is good bad. It indicates that the people will punish those who reject homosexual behavior as sinful.
Proverbs 17:13 Good News Translation (GNT)
13 If you repay good with evil, you will never get evil out of your house.
As far as I can tell, you think marriage is essentially whatever you want it to be. That’s absurd. If marriage can be any kind of relationship, then anything is a marriage. We can put two coconuts together, pronounce them nut and nut and call them married.
What I thought especially hypocritical in your post are the two paragraphs you placed before this subject heading: Eventually my deity will have its revenge on all of y’all.
If denying people equal access to the rights and privilege of other legally recognized couples is generous, I’d hate to see what would be considered as being miserly. In the same vein, I’m failing to see how it is compassionate to insist that someone’s rights can’t exist because an old book declares it to just be that way. That same justification has been used to promote many a social institution and injustice prior to this (slavery, coverture, and indentured servitude for starters).
This is by and large the biggest non-starter for any discussion about marriage equality. By conflating religious belief with the state of the law, people are unreasonably opposing something that doesn’t even affect them. There is literally zero harm to anyone who has access to having a relationship recognized as a marriage. Saying that it is loving doesn’t make it loving, just as claiming compassion doesn’t make it compassionate.
What you are calling a “right” is the majority’s “right” to impose your religious beliefs upon others. Since there is no such thing as same-sex “marriage,” the belief it exists qualifies as religious belief, in this case the worship of sexual pleasure.
Marriage is not a right. Traditional marriage does not exist to impose a “right to marriage” upon anyone. What baker, florist, or caterer has to be threatened to provide services for a traditional wedding?
Traditional marriage is not based upon the worship of sex or even a religious belief. The reality of traditional marriage is self-evident. Only the insane need to be convinced that when a man and a woman bond with each other the usual result is a child. Therefore, to ignore the reason for marriage, we have to blind ourselves to the obvious (the fact of life).
Traditional marriage exists to protect the right that children have to the care and protection of their mother and father. The fact you refuse to understand that is truly a pity.
- Supposedly, I have been tardy in replying to ‘s question. Sorry, but I have job.
- Supposedly, I did not did cite scripture to refute his graphic on biblical marriage. Actually, I did. What ‘s graphic lacks is scriptural support. The Bible tells a story, and it tells some stories that involve various sexual arrangements. That’s means the Bible supports all those arrangements? No. For example, the Old Testament condemns homosexuality, but Jesus clearly did not approve of stoning adulterers — because we are all sinners. The Israelites could not obey the law perfectly, and we cannot either. The best God could do for the Jews with the Mosaic Code was ameliorate some of the worse elements of their behavior.
- Supposedly, what marriage is depends upon how the government defines it. This post already answers that tripe.
- Supposedly, the sacred polls say the majority supports same-sex “marriage.” What that shows is the benefit of putting politicians in charge of our education system. It is difficult to imagine better proof that that is an awful idea. The problem is getting the beneficiaries of that awful education to recognize how badly they have been educated.