She pieced together information taken from articles to come up with an opinion piece. It's the same as every high school student who has been assigned to write a term paper. Their work isn't "science". It's an argument (at best).KiMare wrote:
Rare exceptions don't invalidate the vast majority.
Marriage does in fact legally establish responsibilities for parents.
Are you asserting that religion doesn't expect parental responsibility???
The fact remains that the primary purpose of marriage is to promote and support family.
My 'definition' is simply a concise scientific statement as the article explains and you admitted.
The only thing obliterated is your character.
Another shift to avoid facing the facts.
It was hardly an 'opinion piece'. Every position was referenced by exactly the qualifications you stated. I simply used her article as a concise explanation. You are welcome to check her references for validation.
However, notice how far we've gone from your claim that the essence of marriage was nonsensical?
And once again, I am completely puzzled as to what the last paragraph you wrote means. "...notice how far we've gone from your claim that the essence of marriage was nonsensical."
What does that mean? Did I claim that marriage is nonsensical? Why am I here day after day arguing in favor of same-sex marriage if I think it's nonsensical?
YOU'RE the one who believes that the basic essence of marriage is to ensnare a man by a defenseless woman so that she can have a better chance to have her offspring cared for.
In your definition, men are a bunch of irresponsible, horny, jerks who MUST be tied to a woman via a legal contract so that he doesn't run off and impregnate half the state; leaving his families to fend for themselves.
Is that how you see your marriage?
To me, marriage is about love and commitment--monogamy--promisin g to be with one another for life regardless of what is thrown your way. It's about mutual respect. It's about attraction--physical and emotional.
That's my own personal definition of marriage.
But I'm realistic enough to understand that people get married for a variety of reasons.
You go right ahead and cling to your definition of marriage. My condolences to your wife...