“Sì perché l'autorità dell'opinione di mille nelle scienze non val per una scintilla di ragione di un solo . . ."
-- Galileo "Biff" Galilei
I applaud the sensible and decent people posting here in defence of equality. I think Dr. Wurm put it best in his 2nd to last sentance.
"Stuff" like this:
is pure stupidity, and in my sense the gravest form of cruelty: injustice. take your jesus glasses off and read your own damn books. They are about LOVE. CARING. How to live YOUR live, not your neighbors or people you never meet. And the last bit about obama is insane. If you used the time it took you to research that into practical means the world would have a cure for cancer. I cannot belive this prejudace thought wave still exists. Apologies decent folk, i just had to address this.Ha Ha Ha!!!
This is truly pathetic.
Omar Chaiyam (sp?) was a womanizer. Kinda Persian version of Casanova (medieval Persian version... so its kinda very limited one ). So how does this relate to gay marriages? He lived centuries ago in Persia, when there was not even a though of such horrible things, and those who were found to be gay were executed.
God is love, but also justice and order. Does Christianity forbid death penalties? If you think that, you better dig yourself into some books. It forbids murder, that is unlawful, undeserved killing. With "peace and love" thing and "whatever floats your boat" there will be only chaos and anarchy - the opposite of God or almost any other religion. Is there equality even in the divine realm? If you think that, dig into some books. Christianity, Judaism and Islam all state there are different "levels of society" if you will, in heaven and hell.
So why should everything be on the same level here? Especially this, which is against the very nature of this world! This is a n abomination tarnishing the moral fabric of the society.
The history is filled with injustices such as slavery, wars, political persecutions etc, but this is in no way unjust. It is just unnatural.
Slavery though seems to be a part of the past, but it is only an illusion. There will always be slaves and slave owners. They may be called differently or be under a different sauce, but it is always there.
Sad, pathetic, absolutely pointless and worthless speech with as much substance to it as a soap bubble.
I applaud the morally untarnished people who oppose this abomination.
An interesting though.
As you probably know, ancient languages did not all use the same numerical system before the introduction of "arabic" numbers (which actually came from India). They used letters of their alphabets instead. So if you take Obama's middle name and transfer them into slavonic numbers, you get the following sequence: 3 400 200 5 8 50. Add them up, you get 666.
Just a though.
The time it took me to research this was about... 10 seconds as I am fluent in it. So cancer research was not influenced in any way whatsoever.
Equality is a myth, it was never true, it will never be. Take off the pink glasses.
How about putting all the effort you put into gay right into cancer research? Eh?
Peace! Love! Equality! Caring! Come on!
It is hard to always be a human being... people get in the way.
An education was a bit like a communicable sexual disease. It made you unsuitable for a lot of jobs and then you had the urge to pass it on.
- Terry Pratchett
because to me it's more important that I'm accepted as a person before I die than for me to have my cancer cured if I ever happen to get it.
And this is were we differ...tell that to all the people who have suffered through inequality and now see their children playing with children of their "suppresors". Tell me those people dont feel they are equal.Equality is a myth
I cannot belive so much _____ resides in one person...
Protect the minority from the tyranny of the majority.Even if you think that majority is wrong (and I do in this case)
what gives judges the right to over-ride the majority??
Heck, if there was a vote that passed on anything else that is not in the spirit of the Constitution, I'd expect them to overturn it.
Note: I don't support the arbitrary passing of laws which circumvent Democracy as we have it set up, but if there is a Prop that is passed that is inherently illegal/unconstitutional, I want the people who know (and the people who we have elected) to make sure that it isn't instated.
I can see each side of the coin, but voting Yes to show those dern judges what's what is poor reasoning at best. If something's blatantly wrong, I'd want my lower courts to take care of it so that the Supreme Court doesn't need to waste it's time one it (even if it's "just" the State SC.)
You are certainly among the most jaded individuals whom I've ever encountered. Just because inequality exists, we should accept it? Proliferate it? Or is that just when it's convenient? What about if next time around there's a Prop that calls for the banning of Christianity (or all religions) from the state of California? Do you just sit and say "Shucks- inequality exists, so it's no skin off of my nose."Equality is a myth, it was never true, it will never be. Take off the pink glasses.
It goes back to your comments in this thread about the death penalty. Sure, you love the death penalty, torture, whatever it takes so long as it's your values that are upheld. What about when the tables turn and it's your values that are being persecuted?
Something worth thinking about.
Why don't YOU put the effort that you put in to hating a group of people into finding a cure for cancer? Why can't you just let other people live their own life?How about putting all the effort you put into gay right into cancer research? Eh?
Peace! Love! Equality! Caring! Come on!
And out of curiosity:
Is there anyone out there who isn't familiar with the Proposition 8? We're going on the premise that everyone has heard of it, is that a fair assumption? I'm not sure how much water it's stirred outside of Cali (I assume it's a fair amount considering how many people know about it.) Anyone need a rundown?