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Essay talk:Of homosexuality and shellfish

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I skimmed to the closing paragraph, after gloating over my being name-checked. I like the perspective and analysis. Actually I think it's hilarious. Let "civil unions" be unto Caesar and the world we live in, and "marriage" be a religious word with no worldly meaning... PS, we got ourselves some civility to our unions here in NH 1/1/2008!!! Yea!!! humanUser talk:Human 06:40, 13 January 2008 (EST)

While I think it is a wonderful idea, I unfortunately can't take credit for coming up with it. The exact same process is follow in Germany. People who are marrying legally as well as spiritually, end up having two marriages. The religious marriage is the big todo, but the civil marriage is held more like having a justice of the peace marrying the two people. I certainly would find it more comforting than the current system is in the US. No religious authority should have the right to legally consecrate a marriage. Just shouldn't happen, it's separation of church and state, not "when there is a legal aspect to something that is traditionally seen as religious then we'll grant temporal authority to a spiritual authority." That just doesn't make sense to me. --Eira omtg! The Goat be praised. 19:24, 14 January 2008 (EST)
I always remember the photos of Paul marrying Linda (if you have to ask...) - coming out of an office door. No church, no ceremony, no sweat. Just sign the papers. I know the idea was not "original" to you, but I liked your essay on it. humanUser talk:Human 19:37, 14 January 2008 (EST)