HOWEVER!!!!! (see you got to read the whole thing)
If people want to get married let them! For goodness sakes people, marriage is a crap fest in its own right, and I think we should all suffer equally. I was married for seven years. I have been blissfully divorced for 11. I have been in a long term relationship for 10 and lived with said person for 8. We choose daily to stay together even though sometimes he does not deserve all this amazing awesomeness, but he is aware of that too and openly admits it.
I have gay friends, and they know that I do not agree with their lifestyle, but they are still my friends.
I think that in today's society we have enough troubles to face on a day to day basis. I respect the religious side of the argument, and I get the other side as well. Why would people who were told by Christ to be forgiving and loving to everyone be so violently argumentative towards others. You may be able to argue your point with scripture. I can argue that Abraham had a wife and multiple other baby mommas that Sarah knew about!
I can also bring to your attention that a 30 something year old bachelor in Jewish society in that era would have been an outcast and a disgrace to his family. Therefore it is highly likely that he was married, and that person is most agreed upon to be Mary Magdalene. She was considered to be a whore too! I love how the Christians have selective reading into their guidebook.
This is also why I have not been in a church on a regular basis for years! I practice my faith based on the teachings and philosophies of the Buddha, and make no apologies for not trusting the general religious right.
There are good Christians that are kind, loving, and accepting people. There are also sign waiving bible shaking religious fanatics that make everyone look like nut cases. There are good and bad people in every social group in society. The problem is that for the most part we seem to have all lost rational respectful debate as a method of communication. Politicians, religious people, even your normal everyday person seems to be lacking the ability to listen to other people's opinions as being just as valid as their own.
It is okay not to agree, but it is NEVER okay to shove your opinion down the throats of other as if it the only possible opinion. Well unless you don't agree with me, because we all know I have all the solutions and could solve the worlds problems really quickly!
Okay I know that usually my rant posts don't get a lot of action, but ugly girls got to go to the bar too! This is an ugly girl post and she is at the bar. If you are too ugly to her she may put visine in your beer!
Bring on the comments!