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View Poll Results: Should Gay Marriage be legal?

Yes (please explain your thoughts below) 187 87.38%
No, on religious grounds 15 7.01%
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Old Feb 15th, 2013, 06:01 AM   #286
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I hope it's just my poor English or an inability to recognize some sarcasm in this post, which wouldn't be the first time.

If not, you should thank the government for manipulating your parents into that horrible suspicious distraction. Otherwise, we wouldn't have you here posting.
It's not sarcasm at all.
Many children have been 'born out of wedlock' so I'm not sure what the relevance is. The government here actually wanted to introduce a 'marriage benefit' where married couples got x amount of pounds each year. Why do you think they want to promote marriage? Because it suits them to, as I said it keeps a lot of people preoccupied.

Although I did think you got the wrong idea, just because it suits the government doesn't mean I think marriage is 'horrible' or 'suspicious' but it does indeed restrict a lot of people.
I'm one of the few people who still cling on to the idea of marrying for love.
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Old Feb 15th, 2013, 06:02 AM   #287
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It's not sarcasm at all.
Many children have been 'born out of wedlock' so I'm not sure what the relevance is. The government here actually wanted to introduce a 'marriage benefit' where married couples got x amount of pounds each year. Why do you think they want to promote marriage? Because it suits them to, as I said it keeps a lot of people preoccupied.
Preoccupied away from what?
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Old Feb 15th, 2013, 06:08 AM   #288
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Preoccupied away from what?
Everything and anything.
The fact is that once they're married with kids their main concern is putting food on the table for them. You couldn't count the families where their only following of current affairs is watching half an hour of the ridiculously censored BBC news before work and maybe again in the afternoon. Politics and what the government do become of little relevance to them, they are really only concerned with their own bubble which is married family life.
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Old Feb 15th, 2013, 06:10 AM   #289
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Preoccupied away from what?
From taking the governments down and ruling the world. you're not that naive to believe that single guys would go out, drink and fuck random girls if they weren't distracted.
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... or both.

Let's face it, the most hardcore religious people are dumb as fuck quite limited intellectually hence their blind faith in all that non-sense. In most instances, while developing as a person you realise how full of hate, how illogical/not making sense every single religion is (OK, maybe there is like one or two exception but those cannot be categorised as a run-of-the-mill religion). Once you broaden your horizons and get some perspective it all falls into place.
Half the people talking about "broadening ones horizons" in this very thread are guilty the same kind of judgmental, parochial behaviour they criticise ("dumb as fuck", "an idiot" etc.).
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From taking the governments down and ruling the world. you're not that naive to believe that single guys would go out, drink and fuck random girls if they weren't distracted.
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Well, I'm sorry. I happen to see them more often than not.
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Yes of course. I think the "no because I don't support any marriage" response is even more annoying than the actual homophobic responses. Straight marriage exists and it's not going away. The discussion is about discrimination, not the institution itself.
Deserves a repost. No matter one's personal opinion on marriage it is probably going to be in our society for as long as humans are around, so the question is should gays have the same opportunity to partake in the union, regardless of whether or not YOU YOURSELF would.
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Well, I'm sorry. I happen to see them more often than not.
No, while your post was funny, the was because you are choosing to take the 'single male' part of the post as the main point, when it is far from it, and refusing to look at the logic of the rest. I didn't deny it was cynical but it's the reality.
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Old Feb 15th, 2013, 06:19 AM   #295
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Half the people talking about "broadening ones horizons" in this very thread are guilty the same kind of judgmental, parochial behaviour they criticise ("dumb as fuck", "an idiot" etc.).
Me? I don't believe that I've ever said people should broaden their horizons. I do believe that when people argue for a position, their arguments shouldn't rely on dubious premises (like the existence of God, an interpretation of the Bible that posits that homosexuality is immoral, and the inerrancy of the Bible).
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Everything and anything.
The fact is that once they're married with kids their main concern is putting food on the table for them. You couldn't count the families where their only following of current affairs is watching half an hour of the ridiculously censored BBC news before work and maybe again in the afternoon. Politics and what the government do become of little relevance to them, they are really only concerned with their own bubble which is married family life.
So you think the promotion of the "nuclear" family is just a device to allow the state to run amuck? Thats an interesting take.

What about the Revolutionary movements that have happened though, both recently and in the past. People were still tied to families and focused on putting food on the table then. In fact, concerns with the ability to put food on the table is one of the reasons why many people around the world do revolt.
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Deserves a repost. No matter one's personal opinion on marriage it is probably going to be in our society for as long as humans are around, so the question is should gays have the same opportunity to partake in the union, regardless of whether or not YOU YOURSELF would.
thank you. and, no matter how conservative it is, we must be realistic here. marriage is very important for kids adoption. unmarried heterosexual couples who want to adopt are discriminated. homosexual couples who want to adopt are... we need a new word for discriminated here.

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No, while your post was funny, the was because you are choosing to take the 'single male' part of the post as the main point, when it is far from it, and refusing to look at the logic of the rest. I didn't deny it was cynical but it's the reality.
I understood they were the major danger for government.
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Me? I don't believe that I've ever said people should broaden their horizons. I do believe that when people argue for a position, their arguments shouldn't rely on dubious premises (like the existence of God, an interpretation of the Bible that posits that homosexuality is immoral, and the inerrancy of the Bible).
Thats a specious position though, because what you consider a "dubious premise" is subjective and based on the limits of your own individual knowledge and experiences.
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Marriages actually provide interesting financial advantages and can be better for the kids indeed...... In France, at least.
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So you think the promotion of the "nuclear" family is just a device to allow the state to run amuck? Thats an interesting take.

What about the Revolutionary movements that have happened though, both recently and in the past. People were still tied to families and focused on putting food on the table then. In fact, concerns with the ability to put food on the table is one of the reasons why many people around the world do revolt.
No, I don't think it's just a device to let the state do as they please. But I do think it's a perspective that isn't to be ignored when considering the political aspects of marriage. And while everything you said is correct, if the government is providing the jobs for the food then the nuclear families will be far less likely to pay attention to whatever goes on. If they aren't doing that then they are going to get shit from all walks of life in whatever country. And I don't mean it in the sense that everything the government does is shady as fuck and they're doing it under the people's noses, in some ways it can benefit the running of the country. If there's less scrutiny yeah shady things can be slipped through but it also allows other policies to be passed more smoothly without excessive public debate over non-issues.

And I didn't mean single males as in being responsible for every revolution, I meant by and large they've been the most likely to say 'WTF? Hold on a minute here.' but definitely not the only ones.
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