Polygamy- why try to make it illegal while avoiding the issue itself?:
edited 20th Feb '11 4:31:37 PM by willyolio
edited 20th Feb '11 6:03:25 PM by Signed
- I guess it's like how murder is illegal. Most religion opposes murder. But this sentiment is also held by non-religious people, and pretty much everyone as well. And there is a good reason why it is illegal. Murder is not illegal because everyone doesn't like it, but it's illegal because it is genuinely bad to have in society. Hence making murder illegal is a good law.
- An example of a bad law would be the ban on human hybrid research. Only religious fundamentalists have any serious issues with it. Most normal humans do not have much of a problem with the concept, and more importantly, there is no real logical reason for why it should be outlawed. But it's forced into law anyways since many financial backers happen to be religious.
edited 20th Feb '11 6:22:03 PM by Signed
edited 20th Feb '11 6:23:26 PM by breadloaf
edited 20th Feb '11 6:49:06 PM by joeyjojo
edited 20th Feb '11 7:05:40 PM by Pykrete
edited 20th Feb '11 7:28:59 PM by Pykrete
edited 17th Dec '11 10:30:51 PM by joeyjojo
edited 17th Dec '11 4:15:55 PM by TiggersAreGreat
- Sidebar: As for the religious vs. moral argument, I think that that's meaningless and the people who are saying "lol fundies" are just stroking themselves. "Marriage is between one man and one woman, and always will be forever, because God said so" is a values-level moral principle. You can disagree with it and mark the fundamentalists as enemies, but pretending that they don't exist is probably a bad practice.