Realities Created, Maintained and Destroyed, WHILE-U-WAIT!

Friday, December 12, 2008

More truth than may be confortable

It's a sad statement when the only real, thoughtful, discourse is on the Daily Show.

What the Right wants is a religious test for marriage. If you follow the "logic" then one day in this country you will be prohibited from marriage unless you are a "Christian".

Personally, I think this is a First Amendment issue. Either marriage is a religious sacrament or it is a legal contract under our laws. When you try to make it both you violate the separation of church and state.


Buddha said...

We've seen where this slippery slope leads in many nations already. Bush has taken a leap off this cliff to lead the crusade, but fortunately not everyone followed. Huckabee drank the kool-aid and jumped. Hopefully he let Bush pack his chute while on a bender.

It is vital that we reinstate the separation of church and state.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, if you're not Christian I think you have to be a little wary about what the religious Right is up to.

They want not just any religion but THEIR religion to be the law of the land.

Anonymous said...

What could be more cruel than preventing two souls, who have found each other against all odds and obstacles, from being helpmates, companions, and solace in an already cruel world that so many find themselves alone in? And whose business is it anyway who loves whom and whether or not they are "married" or are "allowed" to be married? To me, marriage is an outward affirmation of what has already taken place inwardly, regardless of anyone's "approval", at the level of the souls of the couple. To prevent them from publicly celebrating their union is, in my opinion, akin to "playing God" and represents the ultimate in atrocities.

Anonymous said...

In other words, you will be prohibited from REPRODUCTION unless you are a christian.

Good thing they haven't a snowball's chance in hell. Back to the dark ages with them, right along with the religions that stone women to death for being raped.

But take heart. Science is destroying them on every front possible and has been doing so since the last 500 years.

Mushtaq Ali said...

Just a thought for you.

Religions don't stone people to death, people do. Science doesn't destroy anything, people do.

Like I said, just a thought.

John said...

I saw this rerun last night. Jon Stewart was about the best I have ever seen him: not holding back but also calmly fielding a lot of very good counter argument to the sound bite "Christian" republican philosophy as espoused by Huckabee.

I don't know if it was the same episode but there was also a Hall and Oates tribute to Alan Colmes to the tune of "She's Gone". They were totally unprepared but it was hilarious anyway. Daily Show at its best.

Of course, there is no one better than Colbert. Just ask him.

Anonymous said...

"Religions don't stone people to death, people do. Science doesn't destroy anything, people do."

Certainly true, but religions enable cognitive dissonance and engage in an intentional assault on critical thinking that begins when people are very young.

In a population of people lacking in critical thinking skills, where people are discouraged from questioning the words of the church (supposedly handed down from on high), dictators and other demagogues have a very easy time of it.

I intend no particular criticism of sufism, quakerism or anything like that, except insofar as belief systems of that nature devalue proof-based rationality in favor of unsupported claims from thousands of years ago.

But let us all indulge ourselves in great joy and celebration that our own murderous monster has been repudiated by the electorate and forced to retire in disgrace. No lucrative lecture circuit for him.

Unless, of course, he wants to open a used shoe store.