Marriage Debate

I’m sorry for all of you who are trying to read this blog at school, come to think of it, I don’t think it’s ever been appropriate to be read at school.

This is something that has been sitting in the back of my head recently for a couple reasons. I did have a very long entry written to address my views on this topic, but then I came upon this site.

I don’t understand what is wrong with marriage. There are couples today who are getting married and their commitment is lasting a lifetime. There are also couples who should never have been married in the first place; couples who, on the whim of a dream, eloped to some drive through marriage establishment in Nevada and realized upon leaving the state that they should never have made that promise, taken that pledge.

If the Christians want to make a fuss about how marriage has lost it’s “luster” and how it doesn’t have the same meaning as it once did, maybe they should actually protest in forums that matter. Granted, I’m tired of hearing about their protests in general. Marriage should be something that has a meaning specific to the two individuals engaged in the union. This internal meaning should not be determined by some body of dogma, nor should it be determined by a law, it should be determined by the promises made between lovers.

For this reason, my opinion on homosexual marriages is this:
If two individuals feel that they are in love with one another and they are willing to make a commitment to each other that will last a lifetime, then they should be permitted to wed. It should not make any difference whether they are a heterosexual or homosexual couple, if they believe that happiness comes from being joined in a legal union, then so be it. If a certain religious group has a problem with homosexual marriages, then they should bite their tongue. The individuals who believe that homosexuals should have the option to be wed are most likely not the individuals who have super strong foundations in their religious sect.

There it is, flame the comments box. Check out the link below for the weekend update.

The End-of-the-Blog Rundown

I am going to be adding a new award to the End-of-the-Blog Rundown. It is the Darwin Award of the Week. this award goes to the one individual who was caught being stupid. This week will be the first awarding. Keep reading to find out who the first recipient is.

Song of the DayAmen Omen – Ben Harper

Hero of the Day – Lindz for IMing me drunk last night, making me smile.

The Darwin Award – For the week of February 14, 2004, The first weekly Darwin Award goes to Tariq Kahn. I don’t think any explanation is needed on this one…

Quote of the Day – “All truth goes through three steps: First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Finally, it is accepted as self-evident.” -One of my philosophies in life.

Beatles Trivia, Question 4
The answer to question three is in the previous post. This question is the same as the last.

Today’s Question:
Please Please Me was the first album produced by The Beatles. There are some unique things about this album that everyone should know. Here are the questions:

  1. How long did it take to record the album? (1pt.)
  2. In what order were the songs recorded? (1pt. total)
  3. John Lennon’s voice was almost completely gone during the recording of which track? (1pt.)
  • BONUS QUESTION: Which tracks were one take recordings? (1pt. ea.)

Current Mood: Exhausted

Take it easy yo!

The Weekend Update
This weekend was awesome! It all started Friday night. Erin, Ashleigh, Steve and I watched Lost in Translation. It was hilarious!

Saturday started off as usual with four hours of work (8am – noon). It was less than exciting to say the least. I was able to get some java homework done and just some good old fassioned web surfing.

After work, Erin and I headed home to the ‘ville for the night. This is probably not the place for this, but I always enjoy spending time with her. We watched IU lose AGAIN then headed up to Indy to watch The Butterfly Effect. Definitely the best movie I’ve seen in a long time. I love a movie that lets you totally escape reality and live in a made up world for two hours.

When we got done with the movie, I showed Erin some of the “Urban Legends” of Shelby County. We went to the old KKK house, the Electric Bridge, Werewolf Hollow, and the Jack Wolfe House. When we rolled around the corner to the Jack Wolfe house, there was nothing. The house was gone, the barn was gone, no trace of it anywhere. It was really disappointing. So we drove on past, turned around in the driveway I always turn around in and headed back. When we came around the corner the second time, there was the house and there was a man sitting on the front porch. I couldn’t see what he was doing because I was too freaked out to even think straight. We drove out of there as fast as we could. Definitely the freakiest thing that’s ever happened to me out there. If you don’t believe me, you can ask Erin, she’ll verify the story because she saw it too.

Sunday was Sunday and that brings me to where I am now.

That’s all for now, peace.

5 thoughts on “Marriage Debate

  1. Well, I really never talk about marriage just because it is a very confusing topic. I kind of agree with you but with marriage I really have no idea where I stand. Have a wonderful day!

  2. It’s funny when you write something in your blog that you are sure will cause a stir, and you even mention in your blog that you anticipate lots of comments and opinions. But then no one comments. I’ve done the same thing too!

  3. good, tom, very good. agreed across the board. sadly, that line of thinking isn’t wholly accepted in small-town high schools yet… *gnashes teeth*

  4. We can learn a lot about the republican party’s beliefs by listening to what small town high schools teach their students… president bush today made a statement to Congress to have them pass the 28th ammendment to make marraige a union between men and women only… total bullshit if you ask me… complete, total bullshit.

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