31 October 2008

Happy Hallowe'en!

I apologize greatly for my undue absence.
There were a lot of factors involved, including lack of internet, lack of motivation, lack of sanity, and too much guilt over having not updated in so long to be able to even look at my blog.

But here I am, and the reason I'm here is because of Facebook.
I have decided that I can no longer bad-mouth Facebook, as I am now talking to two very good friends of mine that I had completely lost touch with and despaired of ever talking to again, because of Facebook.
I am also getting bombarded by people I don't feel a need to be in constant contact with, but such is the way of the internet. Anyway. Through a variety of people from my conservative upbringing, I was introduced to the Facebook application Causes, and in particular, the (something like) Protect the Sanctity of Marriage and Family (insert rude gesture on my part here) Cause.
For some reason, someone who evidently did NOT notice the flashing red lights screaming Pagan on my information page thought I would be interested.
Since I have been having these thoughts for quite some time (ever since I learned what the issue ostensibly was in this debate), I thought I would share them here:
The position of this fine organization is:

1. That marriage is not a contract between two entities, rather it is a covenant between a man, a woman, and God.
2. The family consists of a mother, father and children, and that the family is the basic and most important unit of society.
3. Tolerance of those who believe differently is important, but we must not abandon our standards or our beliefs.

What I wrote on Facebook:

1. That marriage is not a contract between two entities, rather it is a covenant between a man, a woman, and God.

If marriage is a covenant between a man, a woman, and God, then why are you allowing the U.S. Government (an entity, and certainly not God, nor even verifiably backed by God) to mess with it?
Why is marriage too sacred to be considered a contract between two human beings, but is not too sacred to become a contract between two individuals and the U.S. Government, as well as God?
If marriage is between me and God, as stated above, then why can't you let it be between me and God? Why do you have to try to get the Goverment involved? Why do you have to get involved?
To be quite honest, I respect religion and God and the sacred union between two people too much to want the Goverment to have anything to do with any of it. Or anyone else. Because what's between me and God is between me and God, and not anyone else.

It's rather short, and I don't address all three issues, but I was also interested in just writing something concise and non-offensive. I will perhaps return to the issue (on Facebook, because I'm definitely going to return to the issue in my own thoughts, which might mean here, since I seem to be returning to my blog) at a later date.
For now, I am going to buy ingredients to make baked apples to share with my friends at an All Hallow's Eve feast and seance.
I might even throw together a costume.

Happy Hallowe'en, everyone!