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Old 03-15-2004, 04:16 AM   #1
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Default definition of a word

Marriage, Okay I have a question for you all.

If they are calling it same-sex marriages, then they are conceeding the fact that a marriage is only between a man and a woman. I mean why use an additional word to describe what you are already trying to define. A marriage is thus a union between a man and a woman a same-sex marriage is only one between women and women or men and men.

See I solved the problem and I dont make nearly as much as a senator/congressman
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Old 03-15-2004, 05:05 AM   #2
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I mean why use an additional word to describe what you are already trying to define.
You mean like "Compassionate Conservative"?

Oh by the way, people who are not against it don't care about the semantics of it. They just aren't worried about messing around with people's lives as it is nobody's business.
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Old 03-15-2004, 06:36 AM   #3
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You mean like "Compassionate Conservative"?
Or Educated Liberal.
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Old 03-15-2004, 08:07 AM   #4
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Gee Trith, did you just make up that term, because I don't hear anyone touting it as a term to describe liberals. I don't hear liberals saying "I am an educated liberal". Probably because of some humility because on the whole liberals have more education than conservatives and that has already been shown on these boards.
Your God- Bushiepoo is the one who coined the phrase "Compassionate Conservative" so if he feels he needs to redefine conservatives because they lack compassion than it is his right to try that.
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Old 03-15-2004, 08:40 AM   #5
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No more made up than the term you guys spew forth "Compassionate Conservative". Oh wait..it was your media that coined that one wasn't it.
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Old 03-15-2004, 08:58 AM   #6
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How about "bleeding idiot"? I can see several instances here where the term would be appropriate.
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Old 03-15-2004, 09:35 AM   #7
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If that's the same as bleeding heart liberal then I agree with ya.
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Old 03-15-2004, 09:50 AM   #8
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Trith you keep trying to make these terms up which aren't known terms. The term is bleeding heart, not bleeding heart liberal. If liberals are already bleeding hearts or pacifists why would they need to define themselves as such? Trith you can take all the adjectives in the world you want to label liberals with, but they just don't stick because there aren't any common adjectives to them. No liberals have a need to redefine their name. When you call someone something you are making the definition. Bush called himself compassionate because the "conservative" label denoted not caring for others. Liberals don't have a need to say they care for others or aren't war-mongerers.
The closest term that liberals can use is Deficit-Hawk Liberals and I don't see any of them trying to use that term as a label.
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Old 03-15-2004, 12:54 PM   #9
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I view it as people in a hurry dropping 5 letters and 2 spaces and changing tense a little for the sake of convience.

"allowing homosexuals to get married"
becomes
"allowing homosexual marriage"

It's much the same as
"can you buff me please"
becomes
"can u buff plz"
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Old 03-15-2004, 01:35 PM   #10
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Drop the word marriage and I think you have a lovely idea. Marriage should not be redefined simply to accomodate a life style choice or sexual preference.

I would concede for legal purposes the use the term Same Sex Union. Even that is a bit too specific. Perhaps Commonlaw Union would be broad enough to cover the arrangement. I am not opposed to having the term applied to any couple (male/female, same sex) not married in a religious ceremony.

Marriage in the traditional sense should be maintained for those that choose to honor each other in that way. It should not be part of a legal process used to deny others equal rights and protections under the law.
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Old 03-15-2004, 06:27 PM   #11
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It's too late for that however... believe me there would be a shitstorm of unprecedented proportions if you tried to convince people married in a non-religeous ceremony that they weren't "really" married. The person suggesting it would be lynched... the fact is that we've been using the term "married" to describe a stable commited relationship for so long that anything OTHER than that term implies a less commited relationship.
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Old 03-15-2004, 06:42 PM   #12
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If they let 2 guys get married does the gerbil become their child or do they have to adopt it?
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Old 03-15-2004, 07:16 PM   #13
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LOL Chuk! And if the gerbil gets lost would that be "child abandonment"
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Old 03-16-2004, 04:37 AM   #14
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Oh sorry, I thought I was discussing things with mature adults, I see now I was wrong.
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Old 03-16-2004, 04:43 AM   #15
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LOL Chuk! And if the gerbil gets lost would that be "child abandonment"
No dear, that would be felching.
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