Tuesday, March 22, 2011

How do you feel about gay marriage?

In recent times, there has been a lot of emotionally-charged discourse over whether or not gay marriage should be allowed. Liberals clamor for it, and conservatives have heart attacks thinking about it.

So you probably wonder what the Gun-Toting Atheist's position is on this topic, since you saw the headline and are now reading this.

First of all, let me begin by taking a big step back and ask a really simple question, because I think a lot of people are completely oblivious to the obvious. Why would anyone ever want to get married in the first place?

Marriage is the primary cause of several horrible things:

- Expensive engagement rings
- Expensive wedding dresses
- Expensive weddings
- Divorce settlements
- Alimony payments
- Spousal abuse
- Spousal infidelity
- etc.

Marriage is not a civil right, it is a life sentence. Back when the tradition of marriage started, people only lived into their thirties and then croaked - and there were no dentists. In this day and age however, people routinely live into their seventies and eighties, with some lucky people actually reaching their nineties, and some ticking on even past the century mark. Now imagine you have good genes and a healthy lifestyle and are going to live to 97 years of age. Would you want to be tied at the hip with the same person for all that time?

Don't do it! 100% of divorced people wish they had never gotten married at all! Learn from their mistakes! If you are already married... well good luck to you, that's all I can say. I really hope for you things are going well.

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