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Nine Moons : 2006 : January » 2006 » January

Marriage is for Breeders, Part III: Shooting the Messenger

D Christian Harrison - January 29, 2006

The entire debate about gay marriage isn’t so much a debate as it is a list of talking points being contemporaneously aired… there’s no discussion to be had, well, at least not that I’ve seen.

What I’ve seen isn’t encouraging.

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The Homosexual’s Biggest Obstacle

Rusty - January 24, 2006

This is not a part of Silus’ series but a personal musing within the topic.

Wanna know why so many people loathe homosexual behavior? It’s not because God has forbidden it (we can list scores of sins that don’t get the airtime this does). It’s not because it’s destroying our economies, our environment, or even our own families (because it’s not).

It’s because it’s gross.
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Marriage is for Breeders, Part II: Marriage in the Social Contract

D Christian Harrison -

I love the concept (and reality — abstract as it is) of a social contract, and its implication: that society makes rational, deliberate decisions in crafting policy to balance the needs of a society and the individual. It’s the way things should be done.

But that’s not what happens.
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Marriage is for Breeders, Part I: Defining Marriage

D Christian Harrison - January 20, 2006

The first hurdle anyone faces when discussing gay marriage is the messy state that straight marriage is in. And not just messy in the sense that so many fail to live-up to their potential — not to mention fail altogether… but in the sense that when we talk about marriage, we’re talking about a few different things cohabiting in an inelegant arrangement.

… Marriage as Love

… Marriage as Institution

Which breaks-down nicely into:

… Marriage as Religious Ceremony

… Marriage as Social Contract

And then there’s the whole issue of what a “traditional” marriage really is… is it a man and a woman until death parts them, is it a man and 27 women, or is it something altogether different.
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Intro: Marriage Is For Breeders

Rusty - January 18, 2006

Silus is trying to get his TypePad account to work so in the meantime I will post the intro to his series.

I was at a dinner party a few years back, when one of the other guests there — a gay man not much older than me — said something I’ll never forget:

“Marriage is for breeders.”
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God Stole Satan’s Plan!

Don -

I like going thru the checkout stand at the grocery store and reading all the outrageous headlines on the weekly magazines.  This headline was written that way but with an inkling of truth.

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Another Series From Silus Grok

Rusty - January 16, 2006

Well, it’s been a little slow around here… So in my inestimable wisdom, I’ve decided to invite Silus Grok back to guest-blog. If you were asleep or incarcerated, you may have missed his well-received series back in August on being gay and an active Mormon (Intro, I, II, III, IV), which generated a great discussion here and elsewhere in the ‘nacle. Well, he’s back… so please welcome Silus Grok!

Funniest Segue This Year

Rusty - January 15, 2006

Today’s Sacrament meeting:

“I grew up in Westchester, you know, north of the Bronx. That means I’m a huge fan of the Yankees. And you know what else I’m a huge fan of? The Ensign and the Friend magazines.”

I couldn’t stop giggling for the rest of the talk.

Why the topic was Church publications is beyond me. Please don’t ask.

How Many Worlds Did Christ Really Create?

Don - January 12, 2006

The answer that usually comes to mind is infinite.  If that really is the answer then I have a real problem with that.  If it’s not, then I also have a problem with that.  Here’s why.

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Screwed up Hollywood and Why It Won’t Get Better.

Don - January 10, 2006

I love movies. I hate seeing what’s going on in Hollywood. Here’s some interesting statistics and my personal take on why things are bad and getting worse.

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Who Has The More Difficult Task, BoM Skeptic or Apologist?

Rusty - January 8, 2006

Catching the tail end of this conversation it made me wonder who has the more difficult task, the Book of Mormon Skeptic or Apologist? The more I read the Book of Mormon, the more I learn about Joseph’s early life and the more I read skeptic’s theories the more I lean toward the idea that the skeptic needs more planets to align to be right.
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The Obvious Next Step In Blogging: Product Placement!

Rusty - January 5, 2006

You knew it was coming. The writing has been on the cyber-wall for months now. TV shows and movies have been doing it for years. It’s inevitable.
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What Am I Missing Here?

Don - January 4, 2006

Just finishing the BOM I noticed a verse that caused me to think…again.

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