Re: Affirmations - marriage?
|From:||Gerald Koenig <jlk@...>|
|Date:||Friday, January 29, 1999, 18:08|
>From: Brian Betty" <bbetty@...>"
>Subject: Affirmations - marriage?
>On 1-28-99, you wrote: "What is an essential property? It is a property
>that an object has to have in order to retain its identity. [snip] Now
>consider the word marriage: In English which is our current basis it
>requires a husband and wife as essential properties. Therefore, "nexci" can
>only mean that a man and a woman are involved. The word nexci necessarily
>pulls the man and the woman into its definition because they are essential
>properties of the definition of the basis verb or other root. Without the
>man and woman, the marriage ceases to exist under the essentialist view."
>What about same-sex marriages? I'm not poking fun at you. In English for
>many people "marriage" requires a man and a woman, but for many other
>people it just requires 2 people (of any gender) ... I hold that the
>essential properties of marriage are (at least?) 2 participants who wish to
>form a legal relationship together that parallels the trust and love they
>feel for each other ...
Brian: _Please_ read the whole post, especially the end, before you jump
to any conclusions about where I am coming from. Then, I would
appreciate your feedback.
>a fly in the ointment,
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