Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Stupid! It Burns! (mawwaige edition)

the stupid! it burns! Atheists Have No Business Suing over Marriage (or Anything)
An atheist organization has sued the Indiana state government over its marriage statute. The atheists are arguing that the law forbids them from having their own non-religious official perform a marriage ceremony.

This is where I start asking a few questions. Here’s the first one: Where in the atheistic evolutionary worldview is marriage necessary or even an ethical norm? Marriage is a creation ordinance ordained by God. If it’s an invention of man, then it is a convention that shouldn’t have any legal or cultural standing. . . .

Let's just repeat that last line: "If [marriage is] an invention of man, then it is a convention that shouldn’t have any legal or cultural standing."

3 comments:

  1. Marriage is a creation ordinance ordained by God....Yes religious folks are really that ignorant, that arrogant,that self-centered, that stupid that they think marriage is all about their gawd.
    If it’s an invention of man, then it is a convention that shouldn’t have any legal or cultural standing. . . . Its ONLY standing is cultural and legal!
    But I think that it is time for the state to give marriage to the religious and allow ordinary folk to get civil contracts/powers-of-attorney to do the legal protections of having a family together.
    The civil contracts would be recognized by the state legal system and have the protection we now have. Remove ALL benefits & protections from 'marriage', give it to the religious so they can be free to abuse and take advantage of the women as they use to do pre-1700's.
    If the religious women don't really trust the gawd blessed men then they can still get the hard won legal protections by also getting a civil contract. If this is done I bet a lot of religious women will clearly demonstrate the 'faith' they have in their gawd blessed men.

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  2. I'm just guessing here, but I think Larry's point in highlighting that particular quote is that it entails any human invention that is not ordained by "god". So basically, nothing should have cultural or legal standing, from taxes to education to toilets and drapery. I mean really it's about the stupidest thing I've ever heard.

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  3. I mean really it's about the stupidest thing I've ever heard.

    You should read the rest of the TSIB series.

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