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Tuckerscreator
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07:52:04 PM Nov 12th 2011
Anyone up for replacing the current main image with this one?

Herok1ller
07:47:17 PM Dec 28th 2011
I'm game.
MAI742
10:34:19 PM Dec 28th 2011
Nope, I love the current one. Carlos II ftw!
Nathanoraptor
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08:29:12 AM Nov 30th 2010
Ben's got good taste, I'll give him that.
Nathanoraptor
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08:29:12 AM Nov 30th 2010
Ben's got good taste, I'll give him that.
214.13.141.100
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06:28:32 AM Oct 5th 2010
"It should be noted that the actual term "kissing cousins" means almost the opposite. It means they are distantly related, but there's enough distance to make a romantic relationship acceptable."

Thank you, thank you, thank you. Most people miss that. However.

It traditionally refers to people who are cousins by marriage but not blood, so are completely free to date, marry, procreate, etc. (Step-cousins, if you will.) They are members of the family as a socio-political entity, but not truly related.

Jackattack
Dagobitus
12:51:33 PM Nov 21st 2010
America has a taboo against marrying 1st cousins, but permits 2nd and 3rd cousins to kiss.

Britain has no such taboo, 1st cousins may kiss. The distinction only applies in some countries.

There are Knight Templar mad, religious nutters who insist on cousin marriage again and again and again. This does produce geneticq defects. Likewise Egyptian dynasties on average lasted 4 generations. Incest over and over again produces defects.

Thesis: USA has big taboo on Cousin marriage, UK does not because UK is more of a Protestant nation and USA is more of a Roman Catholic nation.

1) Bible forbids sister marriage, aunt marriage and grandma marriage.

2) Bible does NOT forbid cousin marriage.

3) Britain, being a Protestant nation applies Biblical rules.

4) Bible should have forbidden LOTS of cousin marriage because TOO much cousin marriage leads to defex. But it didn't because they did not know about genetix in those days.

5) USA is priest-ridden.
Byarru
12:45:24 PM Jan 11th 2011
Actually, it doesn't lead to many defex. Only 4%. You can not forbid woman over 40 years to marry cause they've got the same 4%
JJames
09:42:27 PM Jul 14th 2011
This troper's American and I just have to say EEEEEEEUUUGHHHH!! That's NASTY! Here you might as well have twincest than be kissing cousins. The first instance I've seen of it was in the bloody anime "Elfen Lied", and it disgusts me more than the insanely gratuitous Gorn, and this troper's even an Atheist(therefore lacking the religious stick-up-the-ass). Is the United States more-or-less unique in that regard, or do the Japanese just not have a problem with it? Or is it both?
mythmonster2
01:08:29 AM Aug 11th 2011
This image sums it up nicely. Blue is first-cousin allowed, Orange (India) depends on religion, Bright Red is banned (but not illegal), dark red it illegal, and pink is banned with exceptions, whatever those are. So it seems like it is indeed more of a US thing. And China and Korea and the Philippines. I'm actually a product of cousinal incest, so I don't have much of a problem with it.
BarbaraS
07:49:28 AM Dec 24th 2011
This troper is the same as mythmonster2 above. My maternal grandparents are married second cousins with four children and seven grandchildren, all perfectly healthy with no birth defects. We're from Brazil, of Portuguese/Spanish ancestry and Roman Catholic. I've never met anyone that has a problem with it. I actually find it hilarious that I'm my own cousin.
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