"I couldn't agree more !
The irony in the appreciation of anything enjoyable, lies in the knowledge that it's NOT going to last forever (and/or that it's in limited supply).
Take away the 'threat' of 'losing…"
"I think this is a similar conundrum to spending time with a religious family/family member.
Do you disown your brother/mother/sister because they're a believer and say grace at the dinner table ... etc. , or do just ignore it ?
"Marriage, in a nation-state sense, is simply the creation of the basic economic unit of a society, which is independent of religion. It may be monogamous, polygynous, or of other form. It allows a government to deal with those people in the marriage…"
"Currently I have made the decision to not get married, but meeting the right Man could change my mind. I may want to try it only once, see what its like, get a new name. But after a very painful failed relationship with a theist, I dont think…"
"EEh, I'm not sure educating girls "like boys" will help any. It just maybe will make them worse mothers...
Also at fault is our ever expanding economic system. Take Canada, it doesn't really matter how much Canadians stop having…"
"I think the only fair, humane, just way to achieve population control is to make it part of our social norm. The biggest offender: Christianity railing against birth control, sex ed and abortion, promoting children as trophies that make you revered…"
"I have so been in that situation. Once at work I was having this conversation with a girl I didn't know had been trying desperately to get pregnant for the last two years. Needless to say that crashed that budding relationship."
"Not at all clueless that the real problem is overpopulation.
I'm doing my part there as well by never having had children (by choice), and having had my uterus removed just to be sure.
Since it's not legal for me to exterminate any of…"
""Single" ends where "relationship" begins, I believe. Marriages are a subset of these, so the idea that you present falls on its face right out of the gate.
It is a human thing to do to pair-bond and all that stuff. We did that…"
"I am from a Jewish family, and observant Jews have the so called family purity laws; this has to do with womens cycles and not having sex for 12 + days a month and then only after going to a ritual bath called a mikva which is only in the basement…"
""something that is even seen in some other animals"
Actually, monogamy is more common in the animal world than you might think, although it is very often unstable (cheating is also common).
90 percent of bird species are monogamous,…"
""sex is really the main or only purpose of a relationship".
Sorry, but have to comment on this.
When you are single at your age, it can sure seem that way.
But if you manage to sustain a relationship with a woman over any number of years,…"
"Is the human race really that clueless to the overwhelming fact that the real root of all the problems on this planet is that there's just simply too many of us ?
While population is a significant factor, the unsustainable overconsumption of…"
Hi Trevor and welcome to this great meeting place
where religion is recognised for the superstition and people-control fraud that it is and for its inexcusable 2000 years of oppressing women
--- and that God and gods are merely fictions inside human heads.