|The Mothership - 2012-07-17 |
wtf? 5 stars.
|The Great Hippo - 2012-07-17 |
Everyone who was involved in the production of this video needs to be sentenced to a year's worth of mandatory civics courses, including at least one course dedicated to explaining what 'in the eyes of the law' means
|Shoebox Joe - 2012-07-17 |
In a strange way, I agree with this in the terms that people will eventually stop going to said churches or deal with assholes. Their own freedom is their own worst enemy.
|cognitivedissonance - 2012-07-17 |
WHAT DOES IT EVEN MEAN
|Xenocide - 2012-07-17 |
Funny how the least persecuted people on Earth are also some of the whiniest.
|Aernaroth2 - 2012-07-17 |
I always struggle to figure out if videos like these are because of ignorance or deliberate misinterpretation.
They're deliberately misinterpreting it to mean something. They just couldn't think of anything plausible, so they just want us to trust them that whatever they're misinterpreting it to mean is bad.
Being pulled over but not given a ticket bad.
|Toenails - 2012-07-17 |
Hah! He got you, ya dirty Christian! Now go to Religion Jail!
|ADnova - 2012-07-17 |
I think I'm too dumb or Canadian to understand what this was supposed to make me afraid of.
|Caminante Nocturno - 2012-07-17 |
"It's already happening to real-life people, but I won't be giving you any evidence of this."
|PegLegPete - 2012-07-17 |
Well, no surprise it's a focus on the family "affiliate". Why don't they cite any legally binding documents or court cases? They could at least do that, but I guess it wouldn't be as persuasive. This is still getting more ridiculous. We need to decide if marriage falls under religion or state - funny thing is it didn't start out as either probably. I think we should just have civil unions in "the eyes of the law" and let people have "marriage" ceremonies and call it marriage if they want to and argue over the legitimacy in fucking private. By the way, christian businesses owners - any business owner in fact - can refuse service to my knowledge, it's just the public's opinion they can't control, and the rights of their employees (well, mostly anyway). It is a battle christians can't win.
marriage in the western European world - to answer your question - was originally neither religious or state - oriented. Marriage was arranged between families (large, kin-groups). In the Middle Ages Germanic, Roman and Christian marriage customs blended, but it was not until the 12th century that marriage was considered a religious institution, at least in Christianity. Nor was it part of the state, as there was no such thing as the 'Nation State' before the early modern world. So, 'traditional christian marriage' as they say, is a relatively new thing in terms of world history and christian history.
There's not a single instance in all of the Bible outside of the prophetic "Marriage of the Lamb" in Revelations of a single wedding ceremony, and even then, that's entirely metaphorical, since it's a giant lamb marrying a building.
|Jet Bin Fever - 2012-07-18 |
Hahaha. Oh man. I don't even know.
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