04-17-2009, 04:37 PM
I used a definition supplied by UCLA Law, you used on supplied by Wikipedia...:eek:Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level then beat you with experience.
04-17-2009, 05:03 PM
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- May 2008
What do you hope to accomplish by belaboring on about definitions of slippery slopes? You cannot salvage your arguments regarding either hate crimes or same-sex marriage by doing so.
Last edited by wilbur; 04-17-2009 at 05:06 PM.
04-17-2009, 05:25 PM
Believe it or not, I do respect your opinion on things outside of Christianity and that is because you don't understand it as well as you would have some believe.
GaryNever argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level then beat you with experience.
04-17-2009, 06:21 PM
Once again, you confuse cause with effect. Same-sex marriage isn't the cause of the collapse of marriage, it's a symptom of it, but one which accelerates the collapse. By redefining marriage away from traditional norms, we lose sight of what marriage is and isn't. Consequently, we end up with all sorts of variants which may work individually, for a while, but which ultimately destroy the basic security of the institution. For example, same-sex marriages, like secular polygamous marriages and arranged marriages, treat marriage strictly as a contractual obligation, to be terminated when the partners find it unsatisfying to their needs. This ignores the most vulnerable parties to the casual dissolution of marriages, children, who are utterly dependent on their parents. Rather than treating marriage as a means to form stable families whose main purpose is to provide the necessary conditions to raise healthy, emotionally stable children, marriage becomes as casual as dating, which becomes a series of hookups. The lack of stability and structure makes raising children much more difficult, while exposing them to dangers not normally found in traditional marriages.
In fact, the erosion of marriage norms, of which same-sex marriage is a symptom, does lead to chattel slavery, or wouldn't you consider a forced marriage involving a minor to be a form of sexual slavery?
- South Africa
South Africa has a huge polygamous population. Belgium, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain and Sweden have de facto polygamy in their Moslem enclaves and recognize those marriages in their welfare and legal systems. In addition, these countries also have serious problems with arranged marriages involving child brides in those same quarters. The exception, so far, is Canada, but their legalization of same-sex marriage is extremely recent and the demographic fallout has yet to be observed. Amsterdam has a massive human trafficking problem, as does Norway and Belgium. Sexual crimes such as rape are epidemic in South Africa. Again, this is not a causal relationship between same-sex marriage and polygamy or underage marriage, but evidence that the same dissolution of traditional marriage mores that permits same-sex marriage also creates a more permissive attitude towards polygamy, underage marriage and the objectification and sexual abuse of all people.
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