Anonymous asked: Holy matrimony is a religious institution. Marriage isn't. The legal ability to marry in the U.S. does not have to do with religion. I understand that you don't want government involvement in marriage, but the fact is that it is involved, so if you oppose gay marriage for religious reasons, then oppose homosexual holy matrimony, not marriage. I agree that gay couples shouldn't be...
shineyalight asked: "Homosexuals have the same rights as anyone else." "A man can marry a woman. A woman can marry a man. A man cannot marry a man. A woman cannot marry a woman. Where is the discrimination in that? Everyone has equal status." You contradicted yourself so much there, everyone does not have equal status if different people can do different things. If being gay is a choice then when...
Anonymous asked: This is why religion and the bible makes no sense. Removing ovaries is a sin? The biggest reason to remove ovaries is cause of OVARION CANCER. So a woman should die just because some bible says it is a sin?
On Marriage and Fecundity
nikosnature: twisttheoaks: If I a woman has both of her ovaries removed by the age of 25 and then seeks marriage, does she mock and abuse the Sacrament by seeking rights and privileges given to an institution because of its capacity for procreation? If the natural end of marriage is to conceive children, and if the societal privileges associated with marriage are given because of the...
cieldepetitgateau asked: Marriage is not a religious institution, it was around a long time before Common Era. As was homosexuality. I have no issue with your faith, but your faith should not affect other people's lives in a negative wat. It's not even just about marriage, it's the principle. If you deny people who aren't heterosexual the rights that heterosexuals have, you are denying them equal...
practicallyinsane asked: hey bro, you can have a completely legal marriage with only the government and no religion but you cant have a completely legal marriage with only religion and no government.
stylesavvyandfringe asked: Sorry but it's not up to you or an imaginary diety to dictate what people should do in their own lives. If people want to get married and not have kids (which I am sure most married couples DON'T have kids then they can do whatever they want to do. This is what i can't stand about religious people like you, you judge and judge and don't learn to mind your own business. You have...
maddiebearclaws-deactivated2013 asked: Wait so marriage is just for having babies? Oh okay so if a woman has uterus cancer or can't procreate or a man can't generate sperm, that means THEY CAN'T GET MARRIED? Just wow, screw marriage then.
asgodswestood asked: Well see, you're defining marriage from the christian perspective, when the practice has manifest in many other societies as well. I understand if you want to have a personal conception of marriage, but one religion doesn't have the right to define the practice of marriage in one sense over any other sense. Just like you'll probably accept that the state has no right telling any...
ohheyitsallegra asked: Yay! My friend, Jake posted something uber rude about Jesus on Facebook and I was just liek dude not cool and we started talking and long story short, he was mad at God because he got religion, not relationship. SO he started asking me questions about the Bible and such and he gave his life to the Lord three days ago and today, I sent him a package from VA to WA containing an NIV Bible with his...
stylesavvyandfringe asked: So, since this site has said how gay marriage will destroy the sanctity of marriage, has it affected any of you yet? Was your marriage destroyed by gay people marrying? This site is just homophobic.
Anonymous asked: the only ways to make delivery safer, aren't really natural and are nowhere mentioned in the bible
We're still here. Ask us anything you want :)
Well, at least Justin’s still here. I don’t know about the others :/
miss-rjs asked: You DO know that a delivery is much more dangerous to a mother than an abortion, and in her condition she may not have had the strength to do so? The outcome would have been the same, anyway: their child would have died. What's wrong with an abortion then? Everyone medic should know that you should not leave a dying fetus inside of a woman, it is a health risk. As the midwife in the article...
Anonymous asked: Hello, I was going through your abortion tag and I saw that you never got an answer about why those Undercover Planned Parenthood videos are inaccurate. I found what they were talking about...except, the source about why those videos were hoaxes were quotes BY PLANNED PARENTHOOD, Yeah, they totally wouldn't lie about it, would they?
proofofexistence answered your question: Thoughts on Chris Dorner and his Manifesto? Insane, and scary. Interesting that he supports gun laws. It’s not an uncommon trend. Most mass shootings have lately been committed by those who support gun laws. But that’s not all he supports. Here is the complete text of his manifesto
ginnyjake replied to your post: If someone digests food he/she is using his/her body the way it was made. Similarly if a person masturbates he/she is using his/her body the way it was made. You (and society in general) are only making masturbation different because it has to do with private parts! (Ewie right?!!?) People can do whatever they want with their body as long as it doesn’t...
Thoughts on Chris Dorner and his Manifesto?
Anonymous asked: If someone digests food he/she is using his/her body the way it was made. Similarly if a person masturbates he/she is using his/her body the way it was made. You (and society in general) are only making masturbation different because it has to do with private parts! (Ewie right?!!?) People can do whatever they want with their body as long as it doesn't negatively affect others (rape,...
For the people who have never read the...
This is Article 1, Section 8. The powers that Congress has, which is where all our laws come from. The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States; To borrow money on the...
Anonymous asked: Wait - what? I just saw you post that the military is for our nation's protection, but health care is not. How does that make any sense? Health care is for our nation's protection. Protecting people from getting ill and dying. You think we need to be protected from other nations but not cancer, viruses, etc? Millions are dying of illnesses, but you only want military protection? WHAT?
The legal reason
The legal reason is a moot point. The Supreme court made the ruling decision. The 3rd branch of government which interprets the law. The legality is based on the government being able to mandate what they deem necessary to promote the development of society. It was found that American rights in this instance would not be infringed upon. Also the precedence was already in place with several...
Anonymous asked: talibanorrepublicanDOTcom. (without the DOT, obviously) Sends a very strong message about the kind of people many Republicans are. You should check it out.
Anonymous asked: A note on the rhetorical terminology used by Justin: logos is pure logic. Ethos is when you rely on the reputability of the one responsible for an account, such as when you cite sources. His arguments rely on sources and thus involve ethos, not logos, requiring the person he is convincing to believe the sources are credible. If the reader does not believe so, his argument fails.
Anonymous asked: Wow, amazing, masturbation is wrong because it doesn't allow procreation and is a selfish act...ever stop to think that people use partner sex immorally and selfishly, too. Ever heard of rape? Prostitution? Sex slaves? Affecting other people with HIV just for kicks? Yeah stop acting like masturbation is soooo horrible and ignore that sex between two people can be just as bad. Also what...
Anonymous asked: @Justin (I believe he answered the question but I may have been mistaken; feel free to correct me): You said that you believed that masturbation was morally wrong. Could you please elaborate as to your reasons for this belief? I haven't heard an opinion like that before and I'm curious.
reelaroundthesun asked: Did the Vatican really say that it's more important to advocate against homosexuality and abortion than to help the sick and the poor? If that's true, I am disgustingly ashamed to be Catholic. Have we all forgotten what Christianity, and all religion, is really supposed to be about?
Anonymous asked: Could you all post a photo of yourselves? I'm curious to put a face to the information.
Anonymous asked: What are your thoughts and opinions on women who use an epidural and/or other pain medications for labour when it's not medically necessary? I mean, it's not natural. God build woman's bodies to with stand the pain of labour. So it's wrong right?
On Socialism and my conversation.
previewofthoughts: You are using inductive reasoning, which isn’t based in science. You are saying, because something didn’t work in one situation we must assume it never works anywhere. You are saying, we have achieved as close to perfection as possible,nothing can get any better than this, so don’t try to change anything. We’re talking about socialism. Socialism wasn’t tried once and...
Anonymous asked: If you all ever decide to leave this page or discontinue posting on it, please do not delete it. I'd like to look back and read on previous posts sometime in the future.
Anonymous asked: Nobody the magnificent declares this blog to be dying.
amagi-nation: Keynes and Krugman are walking. Keynes says, “I’ll pay you $5,000 to eat a dog turd.” Krugman does it. Keynes doesn’t have any evil savings and didn’t think Krugman would do it: The next day he begs for the money back. Krugman says, “I’ll give it back if you eat a turd.” Keynes does it. Krugman says, “That was stupid: No one made money and we’ve both eaten sh*t.” Keynes says: “But...
All of you women who keep sleeping with multiple...
communismkills: You are ruining it for the rest of us. Sincerely, All women who want to be respected for more than their bodies I think Jo and Grace will like this one.
Anonymous asked: jamesisnotpoliticallycorrect tumblr com/post/6021620920/when-a-child-is-aborted Can you explain why this doesn't hold water? Without bringing up God, please. I'm a Christian too, but you can't argue the Bible with people who don't follow it!
So you know how my laptop broke?
Well, lately I’ve been using the school computers here in my dorm hall. Turns out that they all have an outdated browser, Firefox 3 (it’s Firefox 17 now), which means in order to answer the questions the way I want to and tag them, I have to download the new Firefox and missing e every time I get online. That is a huge pain in the butt. I also can’t get the missing e extension on...
Anonymous asked: It still appears to me that religion took over the state. King Henry VIII and his heirs forced the state to accept their religious views and used it to punish those who did not. While their religion threatened that of others, it seems that religion as a whole was in no danger from the state; rather, it owned and abused it.
mediumtrip asked: If marriage is a religious institution, "secular marriage" is an oxymoron. Either atheists can't get ~truly married~, or religion doesn't have to be a vital part of the institution. I'd ask you to stop contradicting yourself, but you contradicting yourselves seems to be the main point of this blog, so, yeah.
Anonymous asked: I partially disagree with what you said about the first amendment. Religious persecution was a very big problem back in Britain, and many religious and non-religious groups migrated to America for religious freedom. That amendment was added to make sure that. "Respecting an establishment of religion" was to prevent religion and state working together to increase their power by crushing...
I don't have a tumblr, so I'm going to try this, I...
Here is an interesting submission on the video I recently reblogged. I don’t know much about this topic, but I’m open to hearing everybody’s point of view! Your views on a lot of things make sense—but that video from Horwitz kills me. Yea, when you control for various things like field of study and such the wage gap can reduce to 98%—depending on the field and...
Anonymous asked: There could be no secular marriage if not for government sanctioned marriage, Justin. The only institution with such an authority besides the church is the government, so you really can't say that secular marriage is okay but government sanctioned marriage isn't it. They're the same thing. It doesn't interfere with your right to a Catholic or Jewish or Hindu wedding, so...
Anonymous asked: If a baby is born but denied milk or formula, is this murder, or killing via deprivation of vital substances?
Sorry it’s been a while since I’ve been on. I’ve been super busy with piano but I’m back :) -Jo
Thoughts on the CRC UN treaty?
Talk to me
i-am-erinaceous asked: How do you feel about DNR forms (do not resuscitate)? If a patient is old and says that if they die, they do not want to be brought back, do you feel that's the same as suicide? And sort of the same, how do you feel about taking people off life support if it has become economically unfeasible and the person is highly unlikely ever to come back from a brain dead state?