Wednesday, December 10, 2008
For better or for worst.
Gays are in the news again as they continue to protest against the ban on same-sex marriages in some cities in the US.
Oh well, homosexuality is as old as history - assuming, of course, you take the scholarly view that true history began with Herodotus, and not the conservative Christian view that history began with Adam and Eve.
But that’s actually where the problem lies!
The differences of opinion in this dispute is so deep that it is almost as if same-sex marriage is a secondary issue to these beliefs.
If you believe that God created the universe some six-thousand years ago, and laid down His absolute moral law in the pages of the Holy Bible, then you are probably pretty boring, and you regard marriage by definition as a sacred union between a man and a woman for the purpose of procreation.
If, on the other hand, you believe the universe is billions of years old and that human beings have an extremely intimate genetic relationship with chimpanzees, and that moral laws are constructed socially rather than supernaturally, then you probably smoked dope in college, and you don't care much what marriage is or who does it.
Either way, both doesn't give a pretty picture of you, hahaha.
Well picture this: The combatants in the same-sex marriage controversy are - in the left corner (in rainbow-striped boxers), gay and lesbian activists, and, in the right corner(mouthing a quick prayer), Christian right-wingers.
Now add to each side the supports they get from their respective end of the political spectrum.
Also toss in a few lawyers fascinated by the constitutional issues, and you have the makings of a tabloid fare.
Meanwhile the battle continues, and the future remain uncertain...