Come back asking him if he agrees with Polygamy and marriage to animals. If he says no, ask him why he would deny those who were in love with two people, or a goat, the chance to be truly happy.
Always works for me when shutting up “marriage equality” fanatics.
Marriage is NOT a right.
Be sure to tell him you love him every chance you get.
Ask him what he thinks of Palestine.....and “Big Islam”. Have him ‘splain that.
The queers and atheists seem to just LOVE the “Pallies”.
Ask him what he thinks of SHARIA.
If your brother is an atheist, why does the religious definition bother him so?
What problem does he have with civil unions if they afford rights?
Seems he just wants to punish people who have the faith he lacks.
And that seems a destructive angle to take in the argument—for what reason? To make himself feel better about being without faith.
Just reword his last line back to him...
Anyone who believes that big government is too intrusive on their personal lives, but also believes that it should be used to redefine an institution older than civilization, needs to look in the mirror... for there they will most definitely find the definition of "cognitive dissonance".
The things you send me are in opposition to God’s Word.
Here is God’s word on the subject:
**Jesus’s comments on marriage**
You should not reject God’s word. There is still hope for you. Repent.
Use the above as a framework for every response to every screed.
Either he will repent; or, he’ll hate hearing the Bible and leave you alone.
God’s word is the powerful thing and gets to the heart of the matter. And that is what is wrong; his heart.
The state recognizes it for the purposes of property transfer.
They have no right redefining someone's religious beliefs.
He is correct and it has happened in the form of Democrats and The Church of Global Warming.
Takes a lot of faith to be an atheist. Likely he has issues with his earthly father. Undermining the family is central to the destruction of the US.
Hit the fool on his illiteracy and grammar and ignore everything else, that'll learn 'im!
“Government married to religion = Shariah today. And they are killing people today to spread their religion. Why do you consider me a threat? I want government out of both our lives.”
“Socialist and communist nations have generally imploded horrifically or descended into Hell on Earth, from socialist Zimbabwe to Communist North Korea to Argentina’s economic implosion to the Weimar republic. None of those places had Christianity at the helm, but many of them were atheist. And none of us, of any religion, wants to live through a social and economic collapse like that today.”
Send him a card this Christmas to demonstrate your tolerance. I think it started with Kinky Friedman, and it says, “May the god of your choice bless you in this holiday season.”
Ha! It's not "many", it's a majority. Gay marriage has gone down to defeat in every state that has voted on it.
Your brother doesn't believe in democracy. Consequently, he doesn't believe in true liberty but rather anarchy.
Atheists use the term “hypocrite” exactly as liberals use the term “racist.”
Any association they can imagine between their opponent’s behavior and “magic word,” no matter how contrived, is an instant “checkmate” as far as they are concerned. At that point, they no longer have to pay any attention to what the opposition asserts.
At bottom, it is the tool they use to give themselves permission to reject opposing viewpoints without giving the benefit of a fair hearing.
He is absolutely right in my minority opinion on this subject.
Marriage is a sacrament of traditional Faith, and I object to the state’s perversion of it.
Statism is not intrinsically a good thing.
Are you conflating atheism and libertarianism?
Maybe you’re lucky. Listen to this. My sister is a regular churchgoer (RC), I’m not, and while I’m sorta goody-goody, she’s the devil in disguise.
It’s really very simple: marriage already has a definition and a function that has been observed, nurtured and promoted in every nation and/or culture on planet Earth throughout time and that definitely isn’t coincidence. Of what other custom or institution can anyone make that claim?
The definition is the key here because it provides the most unassailable base of logic, namely A is not transformed into B simply because someone says it is or wants it to be so.
The same goes for the rather bizarre argument that because problems such as divorce exist in marriage that married people are somehow ‘unworthy’ of its stewardship and that only gays can ‘rescue’ marriage. I hate cliches and motherly nagging but in this case two wrongs definitely don’t make a right.
Making a religious argument about marriage with an atheist is probably futile since they will be happy to attack religion all day in an attempt to redefine marriage. Ditto for religious objections to homosexuality, however justified.
For a nice head-spinner, ask him why he spends so much time attempting to disprove that which he is convinced is false already.
First amendment :
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion. . .
Marriage is an establishment of religion
Gay marriage is a government ruling regarding the religious establishment of marriage
American civics allows massive freedoms to transgress almost all known Christian ethic. To pretend we are close to or on the verge of theocracy is absurd and betrays gross ignorance of such governance would look like. That ignorance is further betrayed by the abundance of such odious governments around the world that are rightly opposed by America.