kurtw,Since you want to reprise walter's argument, I will republish my response to his post @#119.
If procreation is the EXPRESSED PURPOSE for marriage, then one would have expected that would have been a condition for the issuance of a marriage license.
If a childless marriage were contrary to "the founder's vision", they would not have countenanced marriage between adults beyond childbearing age.
Similarily, infertile couples should not be able to marry because it their marriage would violate what many have SPECULATED was "the founder's vision"
February 23, 2014 at 3:16 p.m.
My point is that if procreation is the EXPRESSED PURPOSE for marriage, then I would have expected that would have been a condition for the issuance of a marriage license.
February 20, 2014 at 3:39 p.m.
@walter,"express purpose of advancing mankind and the human species via a natural process" - walter
If propagation of mankind were the express purpose, I would have thought that I would find some reference to that purpose in my marriage license application, or my marriage certificate, or perhaps even in wedding vows.
Nope, not there.
So maybe you could show me where I agreed to make babies - so I could have a "legal" marriage.
February 20, 2014 at 2:34 p.m.
"Now, as Christians, we don’t judge those outside the church because God will judge them"
Interesting statement, suggests that we can judge others, provided they are inside the "church".
I don't recall any such qualification attached in the admonition "judge not".
February 3, 2014 at 9:59 a.m.
DJIA:October 9 2007 14.164 (peak) March 9 2009 6,547 (trough)March 5 2013 14,253 (recovered peak)Dec 30 2013 16,504 (current)
POST recovery the DJIA has gained 2340 points or 16.4%.
December 31, 2013 at 12:59 p.m.
Any investor ?????My personal experience over the Obama administration has been a 112% return on investment.
I am not a daytrader, I parked my rolled my 401K into an IRA invested in an index fund and just let it sit.
No need to spin; you are just plain flat out wrong.
December 27, 2013 at 11:37 p.m.
Any investor? My personal experience this year has been a 27% return on investment.
December 27, 2013 at 11:16 p.m.
And object to making making any progress in the Middle East.Negativism must be a life-style for some. How sad.
December 24, 2013 at 11:05 a.m.