I know. It's one of my (many) failings, and I really need help with working on that.Sstavix, I'm very seriously challenging you to challenge these biases and preconceptions. It doesn't work either as a value or truth proposition.
It means a lot that you think that. Sometimes I have trouble feeling that way. Thank you.I think you're good because you're a good person.
That is how I feel right now. But I have a tendency to get into self-loathing, cynical depressions, and I'm clearly in one of those phases right now. You see....Like ArchAngel, I'm tired of the cynical, defeatist idea that everyone just sucks and there's nothing we can do about it.
It seems odd to me that some people would want to go through the hassle of marriage just because of tradition. And I don't think anyone is talking about banning marriage outside of religious institutions - they're just not fond of the idea of giving government the authority to recognize it. So if other companies or institutions wanted to perform marriage ceremonies, I wouldn't have a problem with it. After all, you can get married by Elvis or Darth Vader if you want to have a ceremony you and your guests will really remember!Is there any reason to abolish civil marriage aside from the fact that some religious people don't want it extended to same sex couples? That seems kind of petty to me.
Brother, thanks for opening up to us. Seriously, I've struggled with depression and self-loathing myself most of my life, and I've also been through the ringer lately (lately meaning almost nonstop for the past four years). I was diagnosed with PTSD even, and went through about a year when I thought about killing myself just about every day, and at my worst was staging ways to go through with it.*Sstavix's spoiler tag*
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