ST wrote:Fair enough. To the trashcan with it, I say.
I partly sympathize with this sentiment. But on further reflection, a couple brief observations.
In one sense, it is a bit marvelous to behold three rather different folk (Pasta
--I will assume you and the readers understand at least some of the magnitude of our differences) argue largely the same position in our own ways. You may be quick to attribute this to an infectious, mentally debilitating, judeo-christian, monotheistic virus. (Which I heartily commend to you, BTW.
But consider this alternate possibility. We're all old
--at least compared to your demographic.
At a minimum Pasta
& I (sorry, at my advanced age I forget if Michael
has revealed details of his domestic situation) have been married over 25 years (not to each other--mind you--I think that should inspire an Amen!
) and have raised kidlets. I think I speak for all that with respect to our own marriages, we don't give a southern exposure of a northbound rat with respect to state sanction of them. We do, however, deeply care about the domestic conditions of future generations, including but not limited to, our grandchildren (or grand-kidlets to be, thankfully, in at least my case).
I say all this to ask you to consider deferring your judgment above a bit. Again, I understand your position. But a pillar (albeit tattered and beaten) of society should not be hastily discarded IMHO. Please put a few more miles on your odometer before seriously considering such a drastic solution.
I do wish that ti
might drop in on this discussion on this point. For while he lacks that viral infection, he yet shares many of our other demographic characteristics.