Here we go with the 'hold our opinions, or you must be a bigot' stuff. I have made it clear I am not particularly concerned with the feelings of individuals for and against these things, whether that be homosexual marriage or polygamy...wait a minute, I take it you have changed your mind on polygamy. Just a few posts ago you were saying that the law on polygamy should remain the same, now you have changed your position?reohn2 wrote:Open,homosexual or polygamous marriage is no more dangerous to the openminded individual than conventional marriage.
I am concerned with the institution of marriage. If, like anything else, it means anything and everything, then it also means nothing. I think there should be boundaries; you, presumably, think anything can constitute a marriage (you have moved in the space of a few posts from being against polygamy to being in favour; at least you were paying attention when I said if you say we 'shouldn't judge', then you must suspend all judgement), others are 100% unconcerned with the vows they took.
Excuse me for thinking I am alone as the only one in this thread so far who wants to defend marriage as an institution, by keeping it defineable, respectable (and respected) and to some extent immutable (it must be monogamous). If it is undefined and non-monogamous then, in the context of the western world at least, I hardly think it can be continue being respectable and respected.
I think we have been pretty civil so far, is this aimed at me for having unfashionable opinions?John1054 wrote:Please argue nicely - remember the Forum is open to all (ages and beliefs).
Sorry, maybe we could ask the mods to split the digression off into its own thread?brynpoeth wrote:Is there any way I might get them to write about Germany?