Uncle Roger's Notebooks of Daily Life
My life is, to me, ripe with frequent challenges, occasional successes, spontaneous laughter, adequate tears, and enough *life* to last me a lifetime. To you, however, it surely seems most pedestrian. And therefore, I recycle the name I used previously and call this my Notebooks of Daily Life. Daily, because it's everyday in nature, ordinary. These conglomeration of events that are my life are of interest to me because I live it, perhaps mildly so to those who are touched by it, and could only be of perverse, morbid curiosity to anyone else. Yet, I offer them here nonetheless. Make of them what you will, and perhaps you can learn from my mistakes.
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Friday, July 10, 2009
One of the common (and specious) arguments offered by opponents of marriage equality is that if you change the legal definition of marriage to allow two men or two women to marry, then, surely, people will start marrying dogs or horses or sheep, followed quickly by marriages to trucks, bicycles, etc.
I got a request, recently, to become "friends" with someone on Facebook. I didn't recognize the name right away, although it sounded familiar. A quick look at the "2 mutual friends" provided the context I needed to remember her as a friend-of-a-friend that I had met briefly once or twice.
Okay, so I pulled up her profile and gave it a quick once-over. There, at the bottom of her basic information, I read "Religious Views: Christian". And my incredulous thought was, "do people really still admit that in public these days?"
Sometimes, I have to remember that not everyone is as socially, culturally, and intellectually advanced as we are here in San Francisco.
So I've decided to befriend her. Perhaps she'll click on some of my links and learn something. At the very least, she'll become aware that there are those who do not share her superstitions and mythology. And if she gets offended by what I write, well, she's the one that asked me to be her friend.