Sorry....my God is okay with those things. We're just more concerned with helping others and leaving the world a better place...too busy to condemn those who *gasp* get divorced or have sex before marriage.
Last edited by mommydearest; 07-08-2013 at 11:02 PM. Reason: meant to type divorced instead of married
Carolyn - 37
Wife to Chad - 39
Mom to Tom - 15
Nathan - 10
I hate when this debate breaks down into "who is the right kind of Christian?" From the outside looking in, all the dissension even from WITHIN the Christian religion is yet another reason not to make laws based solely on religion. Not only do non-Christians possibly disagree, but even the Christians themselves disagree. It seems more fair to leave everyone to their own conscience and understanding of a higher power when we're talking about purely religious rules.
-Alissa, mom to Tristan (5) and Reid (the baby!)
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I agree. That's why I object so strongly when people claim my (our) issue is with Christians, or Christians aren't being taken into account, etc. It's not "Christians". Lots of Christians support gay marriage AND love Jesus at the same time! It's amazing!
And this new thing about single people? Come on. This is the class you feel needs protection to the point that you want to take away MY right to a government marriage as well as prevent gay people from having it?
None of it makes any sense. If there was a more coherent theory of what is meant by this, I'd buy it, but you could totally change the laws (oh no! changing things!) to give people the right to declare a next of kin easily (although I bet it would create HUGE backlogs in the courts as people fight it when things don't go well) and none of that would have to interfere with gay people getting married OR my own government-approved marriage.
I'm not trying to take away your church marriage. You can keep it. You can even keep gay people out of it if that's what your particular denomination is into.
So how are things better without the government in marriage again? What would improve, exactly? Just that you wouldn't have to hear about the gays wanting marriage too? Is that the thing you want to get rid of that makes you so willing to throw out the rest of it that actually helps society?
Laurie, mom to:
Nathaniel ( 10 ) and Juliet ( 6 )
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Along these lines, this was a thought-provoking blog post for me, as a Christian. I think she raises some good points about the inconsistencies that make others see many Christians as hypocritical.
CARRIE and DH 7/14/07