emsparks, on Feb 29 2004, 07:34 PM, said:
But here is a few words and concept that turn that diatribe to the garbage it is
In fact they do no such thing, and some are so far "out there" that I can't even see how you thought they possibly could...
Practically non-existent, but what does it have to do with anything anyway? Nothing at all.
2. Multiple wives sanctioned by the bible.
It is unfortunate for the case against Humptydumptyism to be so tied in with the Bible by many Christians; this just taints the case of their own allies with a stain not of their making, which is nevertheless a big target for their opponents. The Bible is full of nonsense, along with some good ideas. I can even think of a possible justification for this one anyway depending on the circumstances (it's better than nothing if and when the population happens to be short on males), but it doesn't matter. The real question isn't who advocates an idea or how long ago the idea was first written down, but how good the idea's effects would be.
What in the world is this supposed to have to do with anything?
4. The divorce rate is now over 50%
Actually, the first-marriage divorce rate isn't; that stat, even if it were true (it's usually reported slightly less than that), would be greatly inflated by serial divorcers. And yet, it is true that the divorce rate, even the first-marriage divorce rate, is higher than it should be. But again, how is that supposed to reveal that the "diatribe" is "garbage"? He said himself in the article you seem to think you're refuting that family structure is under attack; this only shows that the attacks have had some degree of success. How does that justify attacking it even more, and how does a demonstration of one of the author's own main points go against his own article?
5. Honor killings, prisons in many countries...
Again, that has nothing to do with anything close to what we're talking about here. Why do you bring up irrelevancies that have no connection whatsoever to the subject at hand? Trying to confuse and distract the enemy?
5. In many countries all a man has to do to divorce his wife, is go out in public and say that he has divorced her.
Holy halibuts, see the first #5... and #3... and #2... and #1... Even if the wives didn't have the same right, that would still not matter at all to what we're talking about... AGAIN
Edited by Delvo, 01 March 2004 - 01:54 AM.