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I agree with your character analysis.
Question is, will kids like him always exist? Will there always be an overachieving kid desirous to prove the naysayers wrong???
The morality of this question should not be based on the feasibility of raising a good child with strong character. I know enough people whose parents
lived a completely hectic lifestyle, took things to the extreme, yet their children developed with a strong sense of character i.e. self. Morality,
being a side issue.
The question of gay marriage, for me anyways, is couched in a metaphysical conception of life. This argument is too often ignored (or not understood),
and swiped aside, as if it weren't the base argument of the Bibles prohibition of homosexuality to begin with.
Creation is composed of two opposite, and complementary forces. A Masculine, and a feminine energy. Everything in the universe is meant to unite and
relate in this context. Adam and Eve are the paradigm of this relationship. The feminine emerges from the Masculine, just as creation emerges from
non-existence. Or as plants and vegetation, emerges from the earth after being nourished by the rain. Or, as a man gives of his seed - the potential
for life, and growth, to the female, who takes that potentiality, and gives it expression in the birth of a child.
When there is too much left i.e. femininity, or too much right i.e. masculinity, disorder erupts. The disorder may not be immediately apparent, just
as living a life of excess will not yield its fruit until the very end.
A society which sanctions the union, and marriage, between two couples of the same sex, ratifies a paradigm of disorder and metaphysical chaos
(undifferentiation), where the union of the two opposite, balancing energies are neglected. Where the physicality of the two individuals, is ignored,
and the reality of the problem it will create, treated as non-existent.
This kid, and his family, is an expression of a desire to prove those who doubt the normality of gay marriage, wrong. Similarly, Charlie Sheen, out of
egotism, is able to prove others wrong. He can live life to the total extreme, and return to a relative calm. Is it balanced, normal, or
psychologically or spiritually healthy? Of course not. But his egotism pushes him forward.
Problem is, our society is secular, atheistic, and doesn't appreciate the ontological significance of metaphysics - even though it's system, as well
known by its sociologists, is based on a competing metaphysical model.