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Comment: Re:This is how organized religion dies (Score 1) 620

by loonycyborg (#49762647) Attached to: Ireland Votes Yes To Same-Sex Marriage
But you still failed to establish that poly-marriage is inherently more problematic than homosexual marriage. I remain unconvinced. Polygyny at least is widespread in Muslim countries and Africa and is part of local law there. So it's not unimplementable. I say just take advantage of inventor's paradox and legalize gender-independent group marriage. Both polygamy and homosexual marriage will be subsets of it.

Comment: Re:This is how organized religion dies (Score 1) 620

by loonycyborg (#49760421) Attached to: Ireland Votes Yes To Same-Sex Marriage
But where's the exact border between "lover" and "primary partner"? Also, homosexual marriage creates a lot of extra problems of its own. Marriage in many contexts is viewed as father, mother and their children yet it's a lot more complicated in case of homosexual marriage. Married homosexuals can still can have children, just not from each other.. If one homosexual will have a child from another homosexual of opposite gender and both of them have their own homosexual marriages then to whose family will the child belong? :P

Comment: Re:This is how organized religion dies (Score 1) 620

by loonycyborg (#49760183) Attached to: Ireland Votes Yes To Same-Sex Marriage
I disagree that freedom is involved here. I'd agree if it was about removing penalties for sodomy, but homosexual marriage is something different. It could be argued that recognizing it would map it better to actually existing relationships, but having multiple lovers is even more widespread than homosexuality yet nobody is in any hurry to generalize marriage to support both polyandry and polygyny. So I don't see what's the point even.

Comment: Re:Slashdot Poll?!? (Score 1) 866

by loonycyborg (#49689099) Attached to: Religious Affiliation Shrinking In the US
Stop contradicting yourself. They don't chose it because it's custom forced on them by parents. Most of them don't know much about god and only parrot it because they forced to repeat church's dogma by peer pressure. Some people might think there's something out there but don't agree with all of the church dogmas or don't know them and end up making up something of their own. The very notion of god is content-free. The real question here is are you affiliated with particular religious institution? And number of affiliated people is significantly less than that of those who could contemplate notion of god and redefine it according to their whims.

Comment: Re:Slashdot Poll?!? (Score 1) 866

by loonycyborg (#49681551) Attached to: Religious Affiliation Shrinking In the US
As an ignostic I can note that it doesn't mean much because everyone have different vision of this term, and ascribe different meaning to the statement. In fact one person can ascribe different meaning to God depending on context or his mood or point he wants to make thus making the term utterly meaningless.

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