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Ok Rick, your thread is getting play now!
@42&46 Wow... street culture?... Many religious groups feel the same way.
@dreighver As far as idealogy.. well marriage is in Gods eyes you know, especially when it is done in a church, right? I believe this brings us to a conversation regarding a serperation of church and state, right?...
God is an opinion -- travel the world and you'll here about many different 'Gods'. To discriminate against a group of people because a certain book says so is absolutely ludicrous... it's mind-boggling that it's still going on in 2013.
And yes, it does come back to church-and-state. Marriage has largely become a secular ceremony -- a bonding of two people who love one another. Furthermore, it provides many tangible benefits, so discriminating against a group of people (based on an uncontrollable condition) and denying them these rights is wrong.
Slavery was legal at one point.
Interracial marriage was illegal at one point.
This is really no different in my opinion.
Marriage was actually about law. Christian faith in this country makes it seem like it's more so about religion.
The fact of the matter is, religion was created by different groups in different cultures for them to make sense out of life on earth.
It was also to set up order and some semblance of law. It apparently didn't work very well because numerous wars, mass slaughters and the establishment of sovereign governments actually were needed on top of something like the Ten Commandments.
Can you imagine the amount of murder, rape, etc, hundreds and thousands of years ago? You think it's bad now, it must have been just horrendous back in the day. Would put the 19th cenutry western expansion to shame. Everyone smelled, rapes and murders right there in the open all day long, etc. lol