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I've decided to start a blog once I couldn't post on the board because I'm being infracted for being off-topic.
This way I can't ever be off-topic since it is my blog.
My first topic in this blog will be about:
Religion and marriage, gay marriage, mixed religion marriage and interracial marriage
or
to paraphrase Tina:
What's love got to do with it?

Let me start with the history of my father's parents. Although they are both Christians my grandfather is not a Catholic while my grandmother is. Back in the days my grandfather had to write the pope a letter to find out it if he could marry my grandmother.
Even as a child when I 1st heard this story this seemed odd to me. Wasn't it enough that my grandfather was in love with my grandmother and wanted to marry her?
Why would God or the pope as His earthly representative be against this? Isn't being in love enough reason to be married?
My grandfather only converted to Catholicism because of his youngest son wanting to be a priest.
Luckily when my own Catholic father wanted to marry my Protestant mother he could do so without having to ask the pope for permission.
Nowadays an interracial marriage and mixed religion marriage are considered 'normal'.
The only thing that is still viewed as ‘abnormal’ is a same sex marriage.
If I’m not mistaken 40 years ago in 16 states in the US an interracial marriage would’ve been against the law.
If you go farther back in time we’ll see that typical marriages were strictly arranged by parents, typically for financial gain. Hopefully nowadays this will not be the case anymore.
So history tells us that marriage is in a constant state of change and gay marriage simply is the next step in its evolution...presuming that critics of gay marriage believe in evolution.
Hopefully over 40 years gay marriage will be as normal and accepted as interracial marriages are now.
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The Tao of (Tricky) D, a diary of a Budismojoist

Posted 07-05-2008 at 05:12 PM by Tricky D


I've decided to start a blog once I couldn't post on the board because I was being infracted for being off-topic.
This way I can't ever be off-topic since it is my blog.
My first topic in The Tao of D will be about:
Religion and marriage, gay marriage, mixed religion marriage and interracial marriage
or
to paraphrase Tina:
What's love got to do with it?

Let me start with the history of my father's parents. Although they are both Christians my grandfather is not a Catholic while my grandmother is. Back in the days my grandfather had to write the pope a letter to find out it if he could marry my grandmother.
Even as a child when I 1st heard this story this seemed odd to me. Wasn't it enough that my grandfather was in love with my grandmother and wanted to marry her?
Why would God or the pope as His earthly representative be against this? Isn't being in love enough reason to get married?
My grandfather only converted to Catholicism because of his youngest son who wanted to become a Catholic priest.
Luckily when my own Catholic father wanted to marry my Protestant mother he could do so without having to ask the pope for permission.
Nowadays an interracial marriage and mixed religion marriage are considered 'normal'.
The only thing that is still viewed as ‘abnormal’ is a same sex marriage.
If I’m not mistaken 40 years ago in 16 states in the US an interracial marriage would’ve been against the law.
If you go farther back in time we’ll see that typical marriages were strictly arranged by parents, typically for financial gain. Hopefully nowadays this will not be the case anymore.
So history tells us that marriage is in a constant state of change and gay marriage simply is the next step in its evolution...presuming that critics of gay marriage believe in evolution.
Hopefully over 40 years gay marriage will be as normal and accepted as interracial marriages are now.
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    Let's see now, my father was raised in a very strict Polish Roman Catholic family and my mother in a very strict Irish Roman Catholic family. I've studied Buddhism, was a Methodist for awhile, my daughter is a Buddhist and my son is agnostic. My ex-wife was Methodist. I really don't put much into religion having anything to do with marriage. It's up to the couple involved. I DON'T need the Pope's or anyone else's permission to marry a woman of a different religion, nationality, etc. Just my opinion.
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    Posted 07-11-2008 at 06:59 AM by njmike njmike is online now
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    I agree, a marriage without love is the same as being religious without having any faith.
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    Posted 07-18-2008 at 09:41 AM by Tricky D Tricky D is offline
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    Hey Trickster D!

    Good idea for you to have a blog.

    I like the way you mix it up and a lot of people get their bugers all tangled up over your in depth questioning.

    I was a very anti-organized religion- type person, and I still can't stand to hear certain people spew off on their own idiotic ideas. It gives the whole jesus trip a bad rap.

    I am now a Roman Catholic, and thank god I am still anti-human enough to see there are quacks in every world denomination.

    I have met maybe two or three human beings from all different worldviews, including non-believers, that I really respect, so I kind of feel
    it's in the human beings heart,
    and if his brain is wired correctly to his heart, as to what level of quack he will be!

    Does your blog take requests? Tell me your view on true blue hermits. Not hermits who get online and talk about being a hermit, but the true hermits who live far and away from the rest of society.
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    Posted 07-28-2008 at 06:54 PM by _redbird_ _redbird_ is offline
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    :) Only when the requests are interesting will I do them

    Originally Posted by Redbird
    Quote:
    Does your blog take requests? Tell me your view on true blue hermits. Not hermits who get online and talk about being a hermit, but the true hermits who live far and away from the rest of society.
    Okay, I'll make a blog about hermits.
    Or maybe it is more about 'isolating' yourself to better hear your inner voice.

    I can't promise when I'll post it but it should be within a week.
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    Posted 07-31-2008 at 12:17 AM by Tricky D Tricky D is offline
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    I don't think interracial and same-sex marriages can be compared.

    For one thing, there is no biological or scientific basis for "race". There is an obvious one for sex.

    And that makes all the difference, since one of the purposes of marriage is to create a union conducive to the formation of a family. Two men or two women cannot naturally create a family, but two people of differing "races" can.
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    Posted 10-13-2008 at 12:05 AM by tvdxer tvdxer is offline
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    True, but my point was that at a certain point in time an interracial marriage was considered 'not done' (illegal even), just like same-sex marriage is considered now in the US.

    Hopefully Americans will 1 day (hopefully sooner instead of later) treat same-sex marriage as they treat interracial marriage now.
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    Posted 12-17-2008 at 05:15 AM by Tricky D Tricky D is offline
 

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