Wednesday, June 10, 2015

When Principle Trumps Common Sense and Reason...

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A Christian couple with children in Australia have decided to divorce should Australia vote to allow marriage equality, aka same sex marriage. Their decision for divorcing after 10 years of marital bliss would be their way of protesting what amounts to in their minds a redefining of marriage. Believing that marriage equality will destroy the "sacred bond" that exists between mother, father, and child in the traditional marriage they then believe marriage becomes meaningless and therefore just an empty contract they would no longer wish to be in.

While the Jensen's logic thread when analyzed in the narrowest confines of Christianity and the Church is non contradictory (to a point) and therefor seemingly rational, it certainly seems less than logical and rational to divorce, thereby denying their children the sanctity of the marriage contract that was originally blessed by the Church and one the state would have no interest in changing.

What this amounts to is a fundamentalist Christian couple that has merely found a new way to protest the fact they disapprove of changing attitudes. In this instance it is indeed principle trumping common sense and there is no value or substance to e gained other that to make them feel good in having stood for their religious principles. And life will continue to go on for the rest of the world.

The Sydney Morning Herald - "My wife and I, as a matter of conscience, refuse to recognise the government's regulation of marriage if its definition includes the solemnisation of same sex couples,"

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Jensen told Fairfax Media that he and his wife entered into their marriage "as a fundamental order of creation, part of God's intimate story for human history, man and woman, for the sake of children, faithful and for life".

"And so, if later on in the year the state does go ahead and changes the definition of marriage and changes the terms of that contract then we can no longer partake in that new definition unfortunately,"

Legalising same-sex marriage would undermine "our most sacred institution, and have serious consequences for children who would grow up without a mother or father,"

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"Once you say that marriage is detached from children, [that it's] just about love, then when three people come to the state and say 'well we're all in love', then the state has no grounds, except unjust discrimination, to say why they can't get married,"

"When it becomes detached to the child's right to a mother and a father and the sacred institution that it is, then suddenly it becomes meaningless and those boundaries can't be put back in place
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AUDIO and more of the story BELOW THE FOLD.

Via: Memeorandum

8 comments:

  1. There was a booth at a local biker rally a couple of weeks ago and the sign said ARMY OF THE LORD. There was a time I might have asked why God needs one if he's God, but I've learned not to piss off big guys in leather and chains with face tattoos.

    I do wish I could ask these Ozzies why Jesus' prohibition of divorce is trumped by fuzzy bronze age mention about men "lying" together, but from a distance. There's no telling what a crazy person will do, all juiced up on being God's right hand.

    I'd also like to ask where democracy and freedom fit into their concept of a "Christain" nation? And honesty, for that matter.

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    1. It has always puzzled me too Captain why God needs an army, first for the reason you mention and because his Son preached when struck on the check to turn the other cheek, I mean how big an army is needed to turn the other cheek and God could smite all he/sh disapproved of with one lightning bolt.

      I just don't get it.

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    2. It's a metaphor. Every religion needs an "army" to spread the word. If not it will die off. Does this resolve your puzzlement?

      The couple that is divorcing is not acting rationally. They are idiots.

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    3. I realize it's a metaphor Dervish, I was being sarcastic. Something you engage in incessantly. And, I'll save you the trouble of responding, I really don't give a sh*t if you disagree with my statement or n ot.

      BTW, a lot of people might think you're an idiot as well.

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  2. Well, I guess if gay marriage isn't going to destroy the institution then straight married people will just have to destroy it for them.

    The morons.

    JMJ

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    1. Destroy marriage to save marriage, Jersey. Lol.

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  3. Let them stew - apart - in their own petulant spittle. This is the reductio ad absurdum that the fundamentalist right is forced to engage in, to maintain what little steam they have remaining within their own circle jerks.

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