Hay Christianity, I would feel more comfortable admitting I’m one of you if you didn’t stop warping so many facts, that and for some reason you guis seem to believe that marriage was YOUR sacred invention? Well, something that was instituted by the Christian God?
UHM, DO YOU REALLY BELIEVE THAT? REALLY?
I hear so many people say that marriage is a Christian institution and that’s part of why OMG TEH GAYS should not be allowed into the Chrstian Holy Union Club, but we already let in so many people who say, don’t believe in any God at all, or believe in a different God or even Gods, or just don’t care and want to live a good life with people they love, but it’s OK for them because they want to marry someone of the opposite sex, ya? BUT ALL THAT STUFF IS SUPPOSED TO MAKE THEM HEATHENS LIKE TEH GAYS. What’s the dealio with that, anyway?
Honestly I can’t say I KNOW when marriage came around as a social concept but it was so damn long ago and things have changed so freaking much, before it was perfectly Christian to have multiple wives (go to Utah and it still is!) despite you guis saying that’s one of the unholy things gay marriage will also bring (you mean bring it BACK?!) and it’s pretty obvious that tons of cultures had some sort of marriage idea that kind of got melded together as cultures melded together into the weird mess it is now, so I just see it really silly to try to play the whole “MARRIAGE IS A CHRISTIAN INSTITUTION” card. THEN WHY CAN JEWISH PEOPLE GET MARRIED? OR HINDU? OR ATHEIST? Why did all these other cultures have something super-similar if it wasn’t called that?!
Maybe I don’t see this point brought up because it’s so bloody OBVIOUS, I dunno.
If anything, at this point, it’s a government-sanctioned institution. AND WHILE I KNOW THIS IS AN INTERNATIONAL INTERNETS, I know most of the gay marriage arguments are in the US, and I thought that that government was supposed to be secular. Or at least not have an established religion…
…Supposed to be…
Oh how I wish religion and government were not in bed together…..
As much as I enjoy making Terrible jokes, I really do adore the idea of the Doctor being asexual or at least mostly asexual. I know that that probably seems ridiculous, like I’m trying to ‘claim him for my team’ or whatever, but no matter what the intentions are, it’s nice to see a protagonist who doesn’t have much (or any) interest in sex — in a show in which friendships are the paramount relationships.
In fact, I am wondering whether this isn’t (a) why there are so many aces in the Doctor Who fandom compared to… well… anywhere else that I’ve come across, and (b) one of the reasons why Ten is my least favorite Doctor. I mean, besides his general douchecanoe behavior.
“They would be the greatest band in the world. And the best part about it would be that it doesn’t exist. So, like, they would be so underground and hip, that they aren’t even real. Like, so few people have heard them, that no one has heard them.”
- John Green
The Hectic Glow is indeed the ultimate band. Like, imagine the best possible band. The Hectic Glow are like that, only better.
“Vincent Van Gogh, why do you weep?
you were on your way to heaven but the road was steep
and who was there to break your fall?
we’re guilty, one and all
and I don’t know much, but I do know this:
with a golden heart comes a rebel fist
and I can’t help agreeing with those that would not quit”—Here’s to Life - Streetlight Manifesto
“I know many people are concerned about the destruction of the sanctity of marriage, as well, and they view this as a threat. But let me as you something, ladies and gentlemen, what are we really protecting when you look at the divorce rate in our society? Turn on the television. We have a wedding channel on cable TV devoted to the behavior of people on their way to the altar. They spend billions of dollars, behave in the most appalling way, all in an effort to be princess for a day. You don’t have cable television? Put on network TV. We’re giving away husbands on a game show. You can watch “The Batchelor,” where 30 desperate women will compete to marry a 40-year-old man who has never been able to maintain a decent relationship in his life. We have “The Bacholorette,” in reverse. And my favorite show, which thank God only ran one season because it was truly distasteful, was “The Littlest Groom,” where 30 desperate women competed to marry a dwarf. That’s what we’ve done to marriage in America, where young women are socialized from the time they’re five years old to think of being nothing but a bride. They plan every day what they’ll wear, how they’ll look, the invitations, the whole bit. They don’t spend five minutes thinking about what it means to be a wife. People stand up there before God and man — even in Senator Diaz’s church — they swear to love, honor, and obey; they don’t mean a word of it. So if there’s anything wrong, any threat to the sanctity of marriage in America, it comes from those of us who have the privilege and the right, and we have abused it for decades.”—NY Senator Diane Savino (via lady88)