Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Jun 2011 18:51 UTC
Internet & Networking It's official now. The signs had been there for a while now. While the west bangs on about the importance of freedom and democracy, they don't actually want anyone to have too much of it. The US, France, and the UK have jointly pretty much declared war on freedom on the web.
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RE: @Thom - Core freedom???
by r_a_trip on Fri 10th Jun 2011 09:54 UTC in reply to "@Thom - Core freedom???"
r_a_trip
Member since:
2005-07-06

@AllanRegistos.

Sorry to burst your bubble, but the social construct of marriage is completely unnecessary for procreation. Procreation just requires two fertile and aroused humans with the appropriate sexual equipment.

Married or not, if a fertile spermatozoid meets a fertile ovum, we'll have a party for the newcomer 9 months later. If the child is a "bastard", I'll love it as much as any other kid. Will you do the same?

When it comes to homosexuals, they won't procreate together no matter if marriage is involved or not. So being married is immaterial to procreation. Humans procreated even before we invented marriage.

My hunch here is that this is just male religious machismo. Men who feel threatened by males who do not share their tastes for the opposite sex. Or women who forego their "irresistable" charms.

If our God is really so appalled by men on men and female on female relationships, why hasn't it rained fire and brimstone already to purge the earth from this "evil"?

My guess is that God loves all her children, warts and all. It's just insecure men who project their own evil smallmindedness on the devine. I wonder how many times God has cried over atrocities justified as "the will of God" and committed "in the name of God".

Furthermore, your marriage or anyone elses for that matter isn't threatened by same sex marriages. Every marriage is threatened by only one thing; taking your spouse for granted.

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RE[2]: @Thom - Core freedom???
by Neolander on Fri 10th Jun 2011 11:38 in reply to "RE: @Thom - Core freedom???"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Big +1 to this. Marriage is for putting an administrative, official status, on a couple. Procreation is only about biology. I couldn't care less if people of the same sex marry as long as I've still got the right to marry people of the opposite sex on my side, in fact I think such an equal footing would be much more healthy than the current situation.

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allanregistos Member since:
2011-02-10

Big +1 to this. Marriage is for putting an administrative, official status, on a couple. Procreation is only about biology. I couldn't care less if people of the same sex marry as long as I've still got the right to marry people of the opposite sex on my side, in fact I think such an equal footing would be much more healthy than the current situation.

@Neolander. Thanks, but you did not address the argument=(same sex marriage is not a "core" basic human right), you only justify yourself if you ever come in that situation, for justifying oneself doesn't change any facts.

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