Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Isn't It Ironic

Sadly, for purposes of my blog, I wasn't able to capture this image before it disappeared into oblivion, but...all day yesterday at my work computer, where MSN is the default home page, I was subjected to a photograph of an anti-gay protester holding in one hand a "MARRIAGE = 1 MAN + 1 WOMAN" placard, the other hand clutching a crucifix bearing the image of a particularly anguished Christ gazing toward the viewer. The crucifix looked poised for smashing into the skull of some nearby sinner.

Ironic.

And I won't even go into the timing of the Adminstration's sudden renewed interest in the issue of gay marriage.

Ironic.

Meanwhile, on the Ship of Fools , the subject of celibate marriage -- committed relationships where partners for, whatever reason, choose not to consummate that relationship -- is causing Koncerned Konservative Kristian handwringing: you know, is that household arrangement really a marriage, is there something baaaaad about a couple choosing that way of life, etc.

Ironic.

3 comments:

P.S. (an after-thought) said...

Can you post the sub link for the Ship of Fools article. I didn't know which link to click on the page. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

p. softly:

Try this thread on "sex inside marriage":
http://forum.ship-of-fools.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=2;t=008403

which led to this thread on "marriage without sex":
http://forum.ship-of-fools.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=2;t=008407

Anonymous said...

ok sorry the thread links were too long.

Go to "Purgatory":
http://forum.ship-of-fools.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=forum;f=2

The threads I mentioned are on the 2nd page.