What makes sex the pinnacle of love? It's just a human function. It would make more sense if marriage was the pinnacle of love. Marriage means you truly love and cherish the person. Sex, however, is just another human urge. Love doesn't control sex, your hormones do. If we weren't sophisticated, humans were meant to have more than one sexual partner. Marriage is one way we are sophisticated and it's a way that we're unlike animals. Animals can have sex but not love each other, and they don't really "love" like we do. I don't understand why we made an animal function the pinnacle of human love.
I'd do it for free.
Inb4. "No one deserves to die"
that's bull shit. No one deserves to live. You did absolutely nothing to be brought into this world, you should have to fight to stay in it, not be fucking spoon fed your entire life.
But heterosexuals flaunt it all the time. With their holding hands it public, wearing wedding rings, talking about their spouses, and fitting straight stereotypes. It's disgusting! I'm OK with straights but I wish they wouldn't keep shoving it in my face like this...
^^ That sounds ridiculous. OP, you sound ridiculous in this post. It's blatantly hypocritical. People shouldn't have to change how they act through fear of "being stereotypical" - that's another way of controlling behaviour no better than wanting people TO fit expectations. Straight people can act however they want without it being attributed to their heterosexuality. Gay people should have the same freedom. If you don't allow them that, maybe you're not as 'completely fine' with it as you like to think.
Yeah there are some circumstances that it has to be used. Ultimately we're humans and it's in our nature to be violent... but we should make a conscience effort to solve problems in other ways first.
yawn something like this has been posted roughly a bazillion times. I'd suspect most of the arguments come about because creationists expect others to abide by their ridiculous and outdated system of morality, and basically condemn them when they don't. Most atheists and agnostics that I know have zero interest in arguing with religious people... mostly because we like rational debate, and faith is irrational. If religious people would stop trying to pass laws making everyone conform to their beliefs, we wouldn't care at all what they thought.
too bad you weren't aborted as a baby.
My opinion is that gays and lesbians should be afforded extra rights under the law, as I believe they are descended from an immortal race of beings whom we must revere as the ancient Sumerians would have revered their god An. All Americans should spend four hours of every workday erecting elaborate temples in which to worship our omnipotent homosexual overlords, and we all must sacrifice ourselves willingly upon the altar of the gay and lesbian community, everyone of us, including children, who, by the way, I think should be eligible to drink, drive, and vote from age four on up.
Oh, sweet, I love the "let's find ridiculous Bible passages and bash on them" game. Here's a good one.
"From there Elisha went up to Bethel. While he was on the way, some small boys came out of the city and jeered at him. "Go up, baldhead," they shouted, "go up, baldhead!" The prophet turned and saw them, and he cursed them in the name of the LORD. Then two she-bears came out of the woods and tore forty-two of the children to pieces."
2 Kings 2: 24
So true. But the religious people will just make up some crap about why you're wrong, which will end up proving you right again. Good things happen: Yay for god! Bad things happen: Well, god works in mysterious ways. Apparently god can't do EVERYTHING. He just doesn't have the time.
Submarine - Netherlands
Elevator - Rome
Burglar Alarm - England
Typewriter - Britain
Electric fan - India
Air conditioning - China
Telephone (which you implied in your last sentence) - Canada
You only got the dishwasher, escalator, space shuttle and Microsoft right.
Silly Americans changing all the spellings just to seem independent.
Keeping up tradition for the sake of keeping up tradition is as stupid as you are.
Tell Matt congrats on the new research assistant job!
The only reasons that people oppose gay marriage are: 1. They are against it because of religion, or 2. They just think it is unnatural or weird. The first reason shouldn't even be considered in the government because we are not a theocracy. The second reason is faulty because who are you to stand in the way of people's happiness? Just because you think it's "weird", two people in love shouldn't be allowed to get married? What if I think it's weird that you and your partner have the same hair color? Can I outlaw your marriage?