Member Rara Avis
Raph, some of my family thinks I procrastinate. I keep telling them I'm patient. Very similar words, describing exactly the same thing, with the choice of word being determined largely by attitude. I see much the same thing when I hear one person use the word traditional and another uses archaic.
"That's the way it's always been done" is a lousy reason to maintain a practice. It's an equally lousy reason, however, to eliminate a practice. Calling sexual attitudes archaic or insane tells us more about your conclusions than your line of reasoning. Perhaps you'd like to start a new thread, rather than take this one into new directions, and explain to us why prevailing sexual attitudes makes so little sense to you?
Unless you're aware of some law or policy I've never heard of, I believe homosexuals have the same right I do to be wed to somebody of the opposite sex.
LOL. Don't confuse rights with choices, Jim. When you married the person you love, you lost the legal right to wed anyone else, opposite gender or not. Do you really want to limit everyone else's choices to the one you made? Or even the ones you made?
As far as the need for provisions, they seem to be a necessary evil in countering your persistence in arguing that there is no difference between non-procreative heterosexual sex and non-procreative homosexual sex. To me, the facts are self-interpreting. I don't understand why others find them so confusing.
First, I'm not arguing there are no differences, Jim, only that there should be no distinctions. The way you love your son, for example, is surely different than the way I love mine. That doesn't make one love better than the other. Differences should be celebrated, not twisted into a reason to call each other names.
Second, I've found very little in life that is self-interpreting. It is only our presumptions and prejudices that sometimes make it seem that way. If you find yourself unable to articulate a justification for the way you feel, perhaps that just means there is no justification? History would suggest that is often the meaning of "self-interpreting."