This blog was pretty much abandoned, and will continue to be as it no longer has any use, but I’d just like to say that it was fun, Ricksantorum-2012. Enjoy four more years of your favorite president.
AHHH, sorry again for not posting like at all recently.
This blog’s not /dead/, but I’m currently too preoccupied to log onto it too much. Been arting it up— running a Tumblr ask blog— and typing a lot more. x)
So sorry for being absent x’D
I will never not reblog this.
In 2007, a 17-year-old girl called Cora Fletcher was charged with retail theft. Over a year later, after she missed a court date, she was sent to the Cook County jail, in Illinois. She was eight months pregnant at the time.
During a pre-natal check-up at the facility, her baby appeared to have no heartbeat, so she was sent to the county hospital. As the medical team tried to induce her, Fletcher claims that both her hands and both her feet were shackled to either side of the bed. Only when she finally went into labor, three days later, was one hand and one foot released. It’s hard to imagine a more crucifying way to force a woman to try to give birth.
Sadly for Fletcher, there was no payoff for the trauma and humiliation she was forced to endure, as her baby was born dead.
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How can they possibly justify this?
What the actual hell
I really like this flowchart, it succinctly summarizes two opposing views that this debate reduces to. Hopefully it will help others understand the issues more, even if they disagree with the conjugal view, because too many do not understand what is involved here. It’s easier to demand rights of a certain lifestyle than it is to understand where those rights come from. How we understand metaphysics, ethics, and reality in general will determine how we look at these issues. Unfortunately, more often than not, most people let emotions control their reasons or are not interested in studying the opposing side. If you’re that kind of person, you’re at worst, acting immorally, and at best, ignorant or stupid.
This is a pretty good flowchart.
But this isn’t a good flowchart… It obviously favors one stance above the other with it’s neglect to show very common replies to the objections for the “Revisionist View” side of the chart.
Not to mention the arguments seem silly. There are many arguments used for both sides. The ones represented in this flowchart are very dumbed down, if you will.
I’m offended that someone would call this a proper annunciation and critique of the arguments. Good critique involves three things: articulation, argument, and analysis.
- Articulation: Putting ideas into clear, concise, and understandable forms. This includes defining terms and making important distinctions.
- Argument: Rational criticism of the beliefs/ideas in question (Critical); Supplying reasons for accepting some conclusion (Constructive). The combination of critical and constructive argument allows for deductions to be made.
- Analysis: More clarifications, distinctions, and arguments are made. Revisit any sticking points and reanalyze conclusions based on new information.
This can be an infinite loop. One example of an argument that has yet to reach a conclusion is “What is consciousness?”
Anyway, the flowchart does not do this effectively, thus my displeasure with it. Perhaps I’ll make one of my own — one that thoroughly presents and critiques the arguments for both sides in an unbiased manner.
EDIT: I think most of my frustration is coming from the fact that history is being completely neglected in this presentation of the arguments. And the fact that this isn’t a good presentation and critique of the arguments. But I already said the second one…
Terrible flowchart is terrible. All of the final points of this against gay marriage can be easily outdone by better arguments, and further discussion.
A 50- something year old white woman arrived at her seat on a crowded flight and immediately didn’t want the seat. The seat was next to a black man. Disgusted, the woman immediately summoned the flight attendant and demanded a new seat. The woman said “I cannot sit here next to this black man.” The fight attendant said “Let me see if I can find another seat.” After checking, the flight attendant r…eturned and stated “Ma’am, there are no more seats in economy, but I will check with the captain and see if there is something in first class.” About 10 minutes went by and the flight attendant returned and stated “The captain has confirmed that there are no more seats in economy, but there is one in first class. It is our company policy to never move a person from economy to first class, but being that it would be some sort of scandal to force a person to sit next to an UNPLEASANT person, the captain agreed to make the switch to first class.” Before the woman could say anything, the attendant gestured to the black man and said, “Therefore sir, if you would so kindly retrieve your personal items, we would like to move you to the comfort of first class as the captain doesn’t want you to sit next to an unpleasant person.” Passengers in the seats nearby began to applause while some gave a standing ovation.
I already used this gif today but it needed to be used again.
FTT AHAHA xD
That sort of person that has to find a use for EVERY single container they have, even once their cabinets are overflowing with them and they’re never used?