Ya, the numbers game. BT asserted that homosexuality has been around alot longer than Christianity as if that actually means something.
Belief in a deity of some form has been around since the beginning of recorded history, as if that actually means something. (be careful here, you can't have your cake and eat it too!)
You know I've asked the same question of the homosexualists. Why don't homosexualists leave over 2,000 years of God's Marriage alone?
Why is it God's Marriage?
Does he have propitiatory ownership of all matrimonial events? For thousands of years marriage had no religious connotations. It was only the Romans, the architects of Christianity, that deemed a marriage be approved by a bishop.
Why is it that you felt the need to say "god's marriage" Is it simply indoctrination?
Again, everything is subjective according to your own point of view. Many millions of people around the world do not consider matrimony to have any need of being in accordance to a deity.
The act of marriage is not God's to own. I am legally married as recognized by law, and there is not one mention of religion or a divine being anywhere in my marriage certificate, or was there at the ceremony.
It has always been my belief that in order to get married, you need unconditional love for your partner.
Unconditional love. Nothing else required. No qualifying chromosomes or beliefs in the afterlife.
Your assertion of marriage being god's marriage only works within the constructs of the church. For those that do not follow your beliefs, it is simply marriage.
Would it interest you to know that in many legal structures around the world, that marriage is not defined as a man and a women.
What i do find curious is that you take offense (by your posts i assume offence is taken, though i am late to the thread and may be incorrect) to two gay people getting married. I ask you, how does a gay couple publicly affirming their love for one and other and committing themselves to each other affect you or your faith in your chosen religion?
I'd like to ask another question, but i understand if you'd rather not answer. Are you homophobic, and if so, is it for any other reason other than the bible or religion teaches you it's wrong?
I can never fathom the unwavering steadfast belief in many Christians eyes, that they are right, with no exception. I mean, wasn't God wrong once?
In any case, this few posts show clearly why i seldom take part in these debates. None of us will change your, or anybody elses mind when it comes to religion or God, and the reverse is also true, and you know what, that's fine.
My wife my kids and myself could care less that you would deem us to be destined for hell. My gay married mates could care less that their union is not a real marriage, since that is deemed by God to be the exclusivity of men and women. And since none of our lives interacts with yours, you could care less too........Oh wait, doesn't work like that...
I don't want to change your perceptions and beliefs, your entitled to them. What does bother me is that folks with such a focused, intolerance, for anything or anyone that lives outside the rules and laws that you deem to be right, and the only right, end up making the laws and starting the wars.
Thats a cold hard fact that will never be changed.