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So men NEED nagging, but not women?
Weddings are one thing. Marriage is quite another. As we're increasingly seeing, religious marriage and state licensing of "marriage" are becoming two completely different things. If we conservative Christians want to foster intimacy, then perhaps it is time to avoid the state involvement in the first place, especially in states that no longer honor brides and grooms, husbands or wives, only "spouses", and that punish the earning spouse (alimony) in the event of a divorce, while not holding anyone accountable for breaking vows (no-fault). Worse than welfare's attack on independence, "community property" and alimony as set by no-fault states is an attack on intimacy, especially when one spouse realizes they will have their bills paid, married or not, and no matter what they do to hurt intimacy within the marriage. A plain-worded example: some women, who have been supported for years in their desire to be SAHMs, encouraged by their friends and culture, abandon marital obligations, perhaps even committing adultery. Adultery is not punishable in most states even by civil lawsuit ("alienation of affection") and getting a divorce is not shamed (and he'll have to pay for her lawyer anyway), so some take the easy path and collect lifetime alimony. As long as they don't remarry (shacking up? no problem!) they can force their (ex) husband to pay their way through life, without having to listen to him complain about the lack of emotional support, the physical rejection, the overspending, the overeating, the lack of domestic accomplishment, etc. If you're a woman and you can't fathom doing that, that's because you're not one of those women. But they exist. (And before anyone tries it... yes, I'm married. I've never been divorced. I am not blind to what goes on around me and the sufferings of others.)
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Ken the Playful Walrus Wrote: May 08, 2014 12:05 PM
I propose that any convicted murderer who objects to lethal injection as "cruel and unusual": be executed by methods employed by the men who wrote and adopted those words into our Constitution.
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Ken the Playful Walrus Wrote: May 08, 2014 12:04 PM
"and not return violence with violence" To which verses do you refer? Remember, you must consider context and think about details. Turning the other cheek is about insults. Do not insult someone in return for their insulting you. "Live by the sword, die by the sword" was a very specific context. Jesus also told His disciples to sell extra clothing for swords. Defense is appropriate. Executing murderers is defense.
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Ken the Playful Walrus Wrote: May 08, 2014 12:02 PM
Not all homicide is murder. It is not murder to execute a justly convicted murderer. The people who wrote "cruel and unusual" into our Constitution would laugh at you. Do you know what they did with murderers?
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Ken the Playful Walrus Wrote: May 08, 2014 11:59 AM
Actually, TV can be punishment these days.
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Ken the Playful Walrus Wrote: May 08, 2014 11:58 AM
Leftists love to cause problems then offer "solutions" to the problems they created in the first place.
Leftists must minimize the differences between the sexes so as to break down the family and increase dependence on Central Government. Devaluing both masculinity and femininity is one of the things that has allowed them to make so much progress on neutering state marriage licenses. Leftist feminist misandrists will can then claim that being masculine is entirely a chosen, and inferior, way of life. Look at how many boys we drug now simply because they are BEING BOYS!
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Ken the Playful Walrus Wrote: Apr 07, 2014 10:45 AM
Leftists need to destroy marriage, family, and parental authority any way they can, because that will make more people dependent on big government. I used to scoff at the "bestiality is next" statements... until Leftists started demanding other species get "human" rights and that members of those species be recognized as persons. It is already happening. Unless somehow thwarted, they literally will not stop until there are mandatory public orgies in broad daylight on public land, complete with children, animals, and sadism. I doubt this is what most self-identified LGBT people want, but it is what the Leftist hedonist activists want, and to end to which they are actively working.
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Ken the Playful Walrus Wrote: Apr 07, 2014 10:44 AM
I used to scoff at the "bestiality is next" statements... until Leftists started demanding other species get "human" rights and that members of those species be recognized as persons. It is already happening. Unless somehow thwarted, they literally will not stop until there are mandatory public orgies in broad daylight on public land, complete with children, animals, and sadism. I doubt this is what most self-identified LGBT people want, but it is what the Leftist hedonist activists want, and to end to which they are actively working.
Many women have figured out that Big Government will provide. It will take from men the women have never met and pay for programs for women and their children. It will tag men who didn't get them pregnant and force them to pay child support. It will force a man they divorced to pay them alimony for life, regardless of how lousy a wife they were.
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