Thursday, August 26, 2010

Pope Benedict - "Ordain Women"

So says an add on 15 buses that will be driving around London for a month.  But all in all in good fairness what else can we tell Benedict to do which he has no authority to do.

Feel free to add your own absurdities in the annotation box.

H/T to the Curt Jester

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Fake Virgins

This story over at the Washington Post sheds light on a recent phemomana happening in China.  Women are having surgeries to fool their soon to be husbands into thinking their soon to be wives are indeed virgin.

Favorite line from the article:
"Does she [the woman helping with the procedure] worry that she is helping young women begin their marriages with a lie?  'It's just a white lie,' Zhou said."
The foolish logic of this is that virginity is not exclusive to a piece of flesh; yet, this is the logical conclusion when the world stops realizing that sex has a metaphysical dimension associated with it.

I'd comment more on this, but haven't the time.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Elevator Troubles

Oh this is too funny.  This is a good metaphor for a number of things in life.  

Monday, August 09, 2010

Monday's Music: 500 Miles

The musical styling of the Proclaimers to help you get the beginning of the work week off to a good start.

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Is Marriage a Right?

The thing that interested me the most in recent Prop 8 appeal decision is that the Judge likened the Prop 8 law as being unconstitutional because it went against the Equal Protection clause in the 14th Amendment.  His decision on the matter, and his appeal to the 14th amanedment, relate homosexual marriage to other civil issues such as segregation, accesses to education, and denial of voting based on race or gender, as well as denying marriage based race.  Is it right to compare homosexual marriage to  Jim Crow laws?  It is not as if (un)married homosexuals were being forced to sit in the back of the bus.  It is not as if (un)married homosexuals were being denied an education.

In Loving v. Virginia (LvV), the court ruled that marriage cannot be denied to people based on race.  In some cases it would seem that the case has nothing to do with Prop 8, as homosexuality is not a race like African, Asian, White, or Hispanic.  However, it is important in the issues of rights.  The presiding Supreme Court Judge of LvV stated in his decision, "Marriage is one of the "basic civil rights of man," fundamental to our very existence and survival."  Keeping in mind that with every right there is also a responsibility associated with the right, in this case in order for marriage to be a basic civil right it appears that it needs, in some way, to fundamentally aid in the continual existence and survival of not only the country but also the human species.

Understanding marriage as a right and it being fundamental to existence and survival of humanity, the question becomes, "If marriage looses the fundamental responsibilities that the supreme court gave it in Loving v. Virginia (prolonging existence and survival) through a willful denial due not to medical reason or health problems does marriage stop being a right?"

Gay Judge, Prop 8, and Conflict of Interest

It turns out that the Judge presiding over the Prop 8 ruling in California, you know the who guy just repealed the proposition in California which was voted into ruling by a majority is a homosexual himself.  This is clearly an obvious and blatant conflict of interest.  There was a big outcry of conflict of interest, though be it short, over the Louisiana Judge who struck down the oil drilling moratorium because he owned and sold energy stocks.  I wonder if we will be hearing anything about this on the national media?
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