It’s also at the heart of the very best of humanity. No progress has ever been made by people who said “Eh… that’s goood enough I guess.” Conversely, great wrongs, like prejudice, aren’t stopped by people who don’t strive to make them better.
>I like who I am; there’s no reason for me to want to be who you are. If we are different, that’s great. Diversity is a strength, not a weakness. The drive to force me to live my life as you live your life is born of egoism and abuse of power. Nothing more.
Poor Silas. He wants to share some thoughtful discussion on an important topic and right of the gate, he’s accused of furthering some oppresive agenda. This is why I have all but closed my ears to leftist rhetoric. They so rarely follow their own pleas for tolerance. They sneer at Bush but then take his same “If you’re not with us, you’re against us” stance.
Diversity is not only astrength. Diversity is also a weakness. “United we stand, divided we fall.” Don’t forget Nebachadnezzer’s dream statue, the one with the gold head, bronze torso, and feet made of an amalagam of clay and other metals. With no iternal cohesiveness, the feet are easily smashed.]]>
And gay marriage isn’t just a natural extension of two people’s love for one another, either. It’s way more complex than that.
I’ve tried to describe gay marriage in a way that helps make it a very real, graspable social phenomenon. My thoughts are too long to post here; see What gay marriage is if you’re interested.
Since you have said that marriage is the natural extension of love of two people, do you not believe that love exists between people of the same sex? Is same sex only an unnatural lust, or can there be real love there?]]>
But, let me just state this: idealism is at the heart of the very worst of humanity.
I like who I am; there’s no reason for me to want to be who you are. If we are different, that’s great. Diversity is a strength, not a weakness. The drive to force me to live my life as you live your life is born of egoism and abuse of power. Nothing more.]]>
So there you go.]]>