Friday, March 25, 2011

Have you ever noticed that prejudice is only logical in the absence of logic?

noticed this in my wanderings today... A conversation about marriage (with some classmates) Classmate #1: Like, I'm okay with gay people wanting to be with each other. But marriage should be between a guy and a girl. Classmate #2: I don't even want to see it. Like, it's nasty. Me: Oh my god! I know! My neighbor was talking about how he and his Jewish girlfriend wanna get married and I was like "Why should you two be allowed to get married?" in my head. I mean, why would they think it was okay for a Christian and a Jew to get married. Disgusting. Classmates: .... Me: And let me tell you about this other couple I saw making out at the mall. It was nasty. The boy was white and the girl was black. Can you believe that? Two people of different races being together? That's just wrong. Classmate #2: What the hell is wrong with you? So what if they want to be together? Classmate #1: Yeah, there isn't anything wrong with it. Me: Are you kidding me? It's completely wrong.There is only one kind of marriage that is okay. And that is between a man and a woman of the same race, religious background, with the same income level and from the same place. We wouldn't want kids to think that diversity is okay. God wouldn't appreciate these people ruining the sanctity of marriage. Classmate #1: Why are you even in this conversation? God loves everyone. Me: What? So you're telling me that God doesn't care who you marry, because he loves everyone? Classmate #1: Yeah... Me: Does he love animals, too? Classmate #1: He loves human and animals and living creatures all around. Me: Whoa. That just blew my mind. Well it is a good thing that gay people can't get married then. Because everyone knows that gay people aren't human, or living for that matter. Haha. Classmate #1: .... Me: Go choke on a dick you stupid prick. I got in trouble, but it was worth it ;)


Sammy B said...

Hello Randy
'We hold these truths to be self-evident....' - unless, of course our prejudices say otherwise. Some, it seems, are always more equal than others.

Love & best wishes
Sammy B

Anonymous said...

I just watched a perspective Republican presidential candidate call for a nation of religious warriors...yet at the same time there are republican legislators are pushing bills against any kind of foreign religious laws being used other words we are fighting against religious states at the same time we are trying to become one????????

Did I miss something in the old logic school? Hugs for all.

randy said...

Hi Scottie;

There's a bumper sticker I saw some time ago...I think Palin was running, so that may have some impact. Anyway, it said: "Why think, vote Republican".
I thought they were being funny. I was wrong.

randy said...

Hi Sammy;
If we look back on the history of the U.S., we find that there have been numerous examples of that violation to logic. "Indians", Blacks, Italians, Polish, Irish, Jewish, and I guess there will be more. We seem to repeat our mistakes in various forms until God, the Universe, Karma, Simple Common Sense...whatever the higher power may be...decides we are ready to move on. Scary, really.