reply to post by OpinionatedB
Take this as constructive advice OB. Call me biased, but since I like you I'll go easy on you.
The reason you're not understanding why gays are doing what they're doing is because you're looking at this through a religious perspective
. Gays are not. Say you get married one day at a church. It's a religious ceremony and that's the way you see it. A union before God.
That's your perogative. But then one day your husband goes to work, gets plowed down by a semi and never comes back home. It happens to people every
day. God understands because God took him, so the marriage before the eyes of God is over. But you're still going to have to go downtown and take
care of the financials. You're going to have to take care of business. Something tells me OB that then and only then will you understand that
marriage is not a religious thing only. It's also a business arrangement. Many people choose not to see it this way because it sounds so impersonal
and un-romantic. Un-religious I guess too.
What the gays are trying to do is take care of business with religion taking a very distant back seat and that's why you're not understanding it. I
can understand you being dedicated to your religion, or your belief, but there's a difference between dedication and tunnel vision. Tunnel vision
means that your religion is all you see and nothing else matters. Sorry, but there is more to life than just religion. Dedication to something is
making it the top priority in your life. You can do that with your religion, see other facets of life for what they are, and still be dedicated 100%
to your religion of choice. If you have no doubts whatsoever that your religion is truly the right thing for you, then making it a top priority over
everything else you understand shouldn't be an issue. Right?
Trust me, what you're doing people all over the world are doing in their own way with their own priority. Take the word religion and replace it with
the word belief, hobby, political affiliation, job, pastime, whatever, and you'll get what I'm trying to say. You can't be so focused on one thing
that nothing else matters. Humans just aren't wired that way. Let's just say that God didn't make us to have tunnel vision. He isn't the only
thing he created and he isn't the only thing he expects you to be focused on and place importance on. If God is what you want to believe in, fine,
but there's more to life then just him. If you don't believe me, ask him yourself.
I'm not going to say who it is OB, a family acquaintance in the Ozarks, but I know someone who has focused on God her entire life. That's all she's
seen, focused on and placed importance on her entire life. I've seen this with my own eyes and it's not a pretty sight. Believe me when I tell you
that she's not nearly the complete woman she could've been had she just stepped out of her shell of religion and placed imporatnce on other things
as well. When you do that you learn about other things. You learn about life. She hasn't and her days are numbered. How can you learn about life when
you close it off for the sake of focusing on religion only?
My point is, don't blame gay people for you not understanding them. You're putting yourself in that boat by not allowing