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But it is also true that there are people in every congregation who are trying to get it right.

 

Oh, definitely! I wasn't saying that all church-goers are cynical hypocrites...just that a large number of them are.

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A lot of churches these days are boycotting Starbucks for supporting gay rights; this one just makes me facepalm and then BBQrage (and then other members of the community start attacking my maturity and I facepalm again).

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A lot of churches these days are boycotting Starbucks for supporting gay rights; this one just makes me facepalm and then BBQrage (and then other members of the community start attacking my maturity and I facepalm again).

 

Not Starbucks! Anyone but Starbucks! Where would I get my alcohol substitute from? :(

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A lot of churches these days are boycotting Starbucks for supporting gay rights; this one just makes me facepalm and then BBQrage (and then other members of the community start attacking my maturity and I facepalm again).

 

...well, it sort of makes sense, the way one might boycott a chain for, say, supporting child labor in China. If you're really opposed to a certain principle, then it makes sense to protest against it via withholding your George Washingtons and Ben Franklins (the only way a lot of people in the Western world will ever learn a lesson).

 

Of course, there's hardly a parallel between gay rights and child labor, but I'm optimistic that, whatever else my/our generation's flaws, we're generally tolerant of homosexuality, interracial marriage, etc. Things are getting better, if only slightly.

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Marriage is a product of love, and it doesn't matter who two people are involved unless one is too young to understand the concept of marriage (which is usually under 18 in my opinion). Legalizing gay rights is just the same as banning segregation.

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I agree completely about the segregation point. I'm not so sure about the "too young" thing (we've been through this before, though I'd be happy to get into it again!).

 

And I don't think that marriage is a product of love. Relationships are a product of love. Marriage just puts two names on a form and allows for tax breaks and other minor legal benefits.

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This is my 326th post; just as special as my 300th, 400th, 500th and so on.

 

Mmm something tells me you don't think like that, just by how you treat your YouTube subscriber count.

 

Also relationships aren't necessarily a product of love. I've seen many relationships based around the sole concept of having sex and lemme tell you the partners could have been replaced any time. Love brings relationships, but forget the other way around.

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Relationships based on mutual love and/or respect are the ones that can last, much more so than sex-based relationships or ones based on circumstance (doing some activity together, etc.).

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What I meant was that if the circumstances were taken away in such a scenario, the relationship would most likely not last. For instance, I had a lot of friends in college with whom I spent a lot of time, but that time was spent because we just happened to be in the same place. Once we parted ways, we never really kept in touch much. It was only with the close friends with whom I had developed friendships based on much more that I was able to maintain a relationship and "pick up where we left off" when we saw each other after graduation.

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...well, that's true. But if the circumstances are reliable enough...

 

I'm not saying that that's a good thing. I knew a lot of people who stuck out their marriages out of convenience. All the same...

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All I'm postulating is the question of whether or not that's the best thing, though. :) I'd rather have a solid foundation of friendship and mutual love first.

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Oh, well, I'm not entirely convinced that being single isn't ultimately better. I guess it depends on whether you're considering the probability of finding someone you actually love (versus all the people you try out but reject or are rejected by, for one reason or another), as well as what, exactly, you want out of it...

 

I dunno. I'm just speculating based on what I've seen.

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Oh, well, I'm not entirely convinced that being single isn't ultimately better. I guess it depends on whether you're considering the probability of finding someone you actually love (versus all the people you try out but reject or are rejected by, for one reason or another), as well as what, exactly, you want out of it...

 

I dunno. I'm just speculating based on what I've seen.

 

I guess it really depends on how high your standards are. Then again, alot of the girls in my country are loose and "out of control". <_<

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Well, this thread has gone off the rails.....

 

It is possible to find it all, just difficult.

 

I personally am not better off single. I've tried both.

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Well, this thread has gone off the rails.....

 

It is possible to find it all, just difficult.

 

I personally am not better off single. I've tried both.

 

You ok now though, Dave?

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