As a kid, one of the first things I noticed about all the stories in the bible was: there wasn’t a single happy one in there. And the people who toted around this awful book; didn’t seem to be all that happy ether. They believed: their way of living, was the only true way in which to live. And that all others; should only be living like them as well. I believed, this was the main reason for their unhappiness. And the fact that they spent most of their time scrutinizing, and judging others. And because of the contemptible way in which, they viewed everyone else (It’s hard to live a contented life; when someone has so-much contempt for the way everyone else lives theirs).
Unfortunately, most of these miserably people, feel no admiration, for those, who are just living, their own little blissful lives. And are just doing the things; which they feel, are right for them.
Today, when Vermont State legislators overrode Governor James Douglas' veto of a proposed law, which requires the state to act as if, same-sex-couples-arrangements are equivalent to marriage. Christians almost immediately began making a comparison, of them, too the talking-snake, in the bible. Concerned Women for America's President, Wendy Wright, said:
"Vermont was the first state to create civil unions, an arrangement allowing same-sex couples all the government-bestowed benefits of marriage. But as pro-family leaders warned, and despite claims by homosexual activists, this debate is not about benefits. That was merely the wedge to demand more, to require that everyone in society accept what cannot -- by nature -- be, that marriage can be something other than one man and one woman.
"Marriage is the unique relationship between a man and a woman who together provide children with the benefits of the two sexes, male and female. A marriage cannot be complete without both sexes. While government officials may change definitions, they cannot change nature. The first human relationship was between one man and one woman, and it became the foundation of all society. Vermont legislators' futile attempt to replace God by vainly redefining marriage eerily follows how that first man and woman acted on the first temptation -- and the root of all temptations -- to act as if they were gods. That one decision by Adam and Eve to believe that they could 'be like God' separated them from God, destroyed the peace that they had experienced, and ushered in what some would call 'unintended consequences' of pain and destruction.
"The decision by Vermont legislators to attempt to redefine marriage creates an urgency for other states and officials to protect marriage."
These people may in fact base their lives around that awful book that they read. But, these type of asinine-sectarian agreements; don’t have a real place in a free and secular society. Not everyone chooses marriage for the same reasons, (and the fact is: there are many married couples today in our society; which have absolutely no plans of having their own children, and raising a family).
I believe hateful statements, like the one of Wendy Wright’s. Mostly come from unhappy, miserably and angered, antagonistic-people. Who never seem to understand; when they only lead by this type of example. Most of us will never follow their, “true” way of living.
But I think in this case, there’s only one true question we need to ask: what would the talking-snake, really do?
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