So, what is marriage equality? What is at the the core, and what are those things which are real, perceived, and constructed that surround this issue?
Archive for December, 2008
John R. Lott Jr. and Bradley Smith Say Prop. 8 Supporters Face a Backlash – WSJ.com. There are 2 points of this opinion: 1) is to say that full public disclosure of financial gifts to political campaigns is like taking away a person’s right to vote secretly; and 2) the future is to intimidate people who donate to controversial campaigns. There are a few very fallacious points made. First, the issue that a person’s political[Read More…]
…argues that marriage is a civil contract validated by the state, not by churches as religious institutions.
To add to all the discourse or… I have been vascillating for a week now about writing this post, and if the truth be told I’m still not sure I want to put my comments out there. But here goes. I cal always choose to not publish it once written. Controversy I doubt the controversy is news to anyone at this point, but in brief: an envangelical pastor of aÂ CaliforniaÂ megachurch was invited to give the[Read More…]
Perhaps one reason why some are so upset about gay marriage- or the ability to redefine marriage (as they see it) is that meaning can always be redefined, or recontextualized. http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/12/21/europe/netherlands.php
I keep meaning to write about this, but haven’t, so rather than let it sit in my drafts, thought I’d put it out there. http://www.typepad.com/t/trackback/3073728/36779164
To pit Science as against Religion is an attempt to circumvent this recognition of how much we don’t know. To name all of it as a part of God’s plan, or intellegent design is a way to shut down the exploration, and label ourselves as in control.
On the iTunes app store, there are reviews of the applications. Â I often read these, and sometimes pick up a useful point or two, but too often, the reviews don’t tell me much except that someone liked an app or didn’t. Â And for me, that isn’t all that useful. Â Sure if 100 out of 120 people said good things, that suggests the app may be a good download, but what is past that? Â What is[Read More…]
isn’t one of the primary purposes of religion as we know it, to teach people a base level of moral behavior? Do unto others as you would have people do unto you… that kind of thing?