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JCC Gay Adoption

Discussion in 'Community' started by Diggy, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. wannasee

    wannasee Jedi Master star 4

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    It's wrong to give offense to anyone because it's ungentlemanly- if it's necessary to punch someone, then do that, but don't be rude.
     
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  2. harpua

    harpua Chosen One star 9

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    Wow... pretty sure that this is the first time I've been guilty of derailing a thread into an atheist/christian talk... sorry, guys.
     
  3. Emperor_Billy_Bob

    Emperor_Billy_Bob Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    It was really inevitable given the subject matter.
     
  4. Lord Vivec

    Lord Vivec Chosen One star 8

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    EBB you're 10 ron pauls brave.
     
  5. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

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    to be fair, i think the christian right are pretty much the only group who would argue against gay adoption so it's at least tangentially on topic.
     
  6. Emperor_Billy_Bob

    Emperor_Billy_Bob Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Until I start publishing a racist newsletter in my name and pretend to know nothing about its contents, I don't have 1/1,000,000th the juevos Ron Paul does.
     
  7. V-2

    V-2 Jedi Master star 5

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    It's essentially doing no such thing. You're the one defining all Christians as sharing one point of view, judging religion by fundamentalist standards, exemplifying all the things that the 'New Atheists' are so often falsely criticised for.

    You're chastising imaginary Christians for their imaginary private thoughts. It seems so hypocritical it leads me to suspect that you're having a laugh at atheism's expense. Good on you if that's the case.
     
  8. Emperor_Billy_Bob

    Emperor_Billy_Bob Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    First of all, u mad?

    Second of all, no, I am explicitly not saying Christians have only one point of view. I am saying that people who believe what the small o orthodox churches teach have one viewpoint regarding damnation of souls. I don't see how you can argue against that. Your post comes out to only so much emotionalism.

    It may be many things, but not hypocritical.
     
  9. V-2

    V-2 Jedi Master star 5

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    I expect it's one of those many things then.
     
  10. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 7

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    I can't believe I've been derailed. Me! **** you, JC, **** you!
     
  11. harpua

    harpua Chosen One star 9

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    By me, no less... bizarro day.
     
  12. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 7

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    Dead. To. Me.

    Enjoy hell for eternity.
     
  13. Bale

    Bale Jedi Master star 4

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    Did we decide if gay kids should be allowed to adopt hetero parents?
     
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  14. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    "Then I'll see you in hell!"

    [​IMG]
     
  15. harpua

    harpua Chosen One star 9

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    Heaven sounds like an incredibly boring place, so I'm fine with hanging out with the junkies and sodomites.
     
  16. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 7

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    There's a DP joke in there.
     
  17. harpua

    harpua Chosen One star 9

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    There's probably a few.
     
  18. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Guise, sorry for being homophobic and trolling in this thread. I should be more accepting of gays...
     
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  19. harpua

    harpua Chosen One star 9

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    You should be ashamed of yourself.
     
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  20. V-2

    V-2 Jedi Master star 5

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    I misread what he said and took back my comment 2 minutes later (before anyone had replied aamof).
     
  21. epic

    epic Ex Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    i agree one shouldn't tar all christians by the actions and thoughts of their fundamentalists. most of my family are religious, but still great people, etc.

    however you could argue that the "normal" christians, by maintaining a belief in god, inevitably lends credence to this thing (religion) that can, and is abused by others.

    my girlfriends mother is a lovely person. she's catholic, but certainly not a "nutjob", nothing like it. she attends church, she prays, she gives money to the church. thus, in doing so, despite her being normal and friendly and someone i get along with, in some small way she justifies the church and helps to maintain its relevance/power in the modern world. and through that power is the promotion of policies that direcly or indirectly result in blatant sexism, homophobia, child abuse, and aids in africa, among many others.

    that's not to say i hold that against her. it's just that it's possible for someone to be both normal yet in some way, perhaps not even willingly, a part of the problem. i guess this is kinda where EBB is coming from.
     
  22. Jabba-wocky

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 9

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    Why would I avoid "admitting" something everyone is quite well aware of? I have never believed or suggested that homosexuality is compatible with Christian ethical codes. Nor have I ever pretended that has any impact on how we make laws in a decidedly non-Christian nation state. I've been pretty avowedly uninterested in this entire sprawling debate, except when it triggers odd observations like the one from yesterday.

    How would one ever tell that, given the insufficiently large pool of gay parents with adopt-tees from which to draw conclusions either way in an outcomes study? Especially since there are never likely to be large enough numbers until after a broad legalization, which you would suppose to predicate on the evidence of these selfsame studies. Outside speculation, it only really exists as a moral issue.
     
  23. Emperor_Billy_Bob

    Emperor_Billy_Bob Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Do you really think that "everyone is well aware of it?"


    It is possible that after legalization, a series of problems could arise after several years. That would be grounds for de-legalizing it.
     
  24. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 7

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    And you shouldn't. She's a
    Parishioner, not a priest.
     
  25. Jabba-wocky

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 9

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    I only mean to say that I've never been bashful about it. Everyone who has been a part of these threads or has asked me directly about it has received the same answer.

    Yes, of course. I should have specified that it can only be a moral issue "right now."