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16-05-2013, 04:51 PM
RE: Pat Robertson's Marriage advice
(16-05-2013 03:39 PM)AlaskaMom Wrote:  my advice woulda been "Forgive him and shut the hell up or walk way and shut the hell up"

Agreed and well said. Anyone who seeks marital or other types of advice from Pat Robertson would have to be seriously cognitively impaired.
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16-05-2013, 05:02 PM
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Stop talking about cheating! (1) Pack your bags and leave! (2) Get yourself a good divorce lawyer (3) Ensure that you use your lawyer to absolutely destroy him. (5) Drinks are on your friends!

Seems like a reasonable course of action. I mean, if you really want to forgive somebody, you would probably have done it by now.

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16-05-2013, 05:15 PM
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^I admit I didn't pay attention to what Patty was saying to the person, but it could also be that some religious folks dislike separation and divorce.

Like my religious cousins talking shit about my aunt, who left my uncle because he's been abusive to her for the past 35 years. They think women should put up with all manner of abuse and cheating just because God apparently doesn't like divorce. The cousins actually said women should stay in abusive relationships because that's better than divorce and separation. =\
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16-05-2013, 05:18 PM
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That's sad about your cousins,amyb. I guess you are tasked with being the voice of reason, compassion and morality, and it's ironic that they think atheists cannot be so.

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16-05-2013, 05:29 PM
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(16-05-2013 05:15 PM)amyb Wrote:  ^I admit I didn't pay attention to what Patty was saying to the person, but it could also be that some religious folks dislike separation and divorce.

Like my religious cousins talking shit about my aunt, who left my uncle because he's been abusive to her for the past 35 years. They think women should put up with all manner of abuse and cheating just because God apparently doesn't like divorce. The cousins actually said women should stay in abusive relationships because that's better than divorce and separation. =\

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16-05-2013, 05:41 PM
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Yeah, it sucks they said those things, but I am glad my aunt left him and got an apartment. Now they are on good terms, since they don't live together, but they aren't getting back together. Also, ones of their sons is gay and all the religious relatives say things like "___ is a good guy, but I don't agree with his lifestyle choices." Then they talk about god not wanting men to lie with men, etc., like people want to hear their opinion... Same ones that protest against gay marriage, because they think their god's rules apply to everyone and that it's their place to sit in judgment of everybody, christians and nonchristians.

But yeah, that's basically their argument: God doesn't agree with divorce so don't get one, no matter what. This is one of the reasons I am not very fond of religion: because that is actively dangerous, telling people to remain in abusive relationships because their skydaddy says divorce is bad. Sometimes a couple cannot work things out (even if no abuse takes place), and sometimes divorce is the best choice. But religion can blind people to that fact, and then they refuse to weigh the pros and cons.
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16-05-2013, 08:02 PM
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Yeah I hear a lot of gay bashing here in Bible Belt central. I've heard more than one Christian gay-hater say being gay is a choice and that gay folks should turn or burn. I don't know and don't care, but I have to ask the gay haters in reply, why would anyone choose that here? Where I live you can still legally be fired for being gay or worse. No thought, science, or reason needed, just cos sky daddy said so. Funny, however, that these same good Christian men have no Leviticus-inspired objection to watching girl-on-girl porn. I've pointed out this hypocritical wrinkle to them, but amazingly, they have no intelligent rebuttal. Imagine that...

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16-05-2013, 08:50 PM (This post was last modified: 16-05-2013 09:22 PM by TheGulegon.)
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I don't expect anybody to agree with this, but unless you have a child to whom you'd like to give a "stable environment" to live in, marraige is frickin useless!! Obviously, if you love someone, you can choose to make love to them, and them only (and maybe I'm biased), but marraige comes across, to me, as nothing more than an Alpha Male / (yes) Alpha Female .....display? I don't know the word. "your junk is now MINE, you belong to ME, no one else, MINE MINE MINE". Damn, I sound like a free-love / sex hippie, but come on. Why limit yourself, or your lover? IF you truly care about their well being!!
But with no "contract" that woman could tell Pat to fuck himself, and kick that worthless husband to the curb!!! Am I correct in assuming there is still someplace in the U.S. that would require her husband to sign the papers for her to get a divorce? That advice Pat gave is fucking caustic!!!

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16-05-2013, 09:29 PM
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The only useful thing about marriage is legal benefits, I think, otherwise it's symbolic and totally useless. As for a "stable environment," there is no reason a marriage is needed for that, either.

I don't like marriage or the cult of virginity because it all just makes me think of the olden days when women were property and of no use besides giving the man a way to carry on the family name, that is, to be his baby cannon. I know most people now don't think that way, but I mean, I find the idea of a father "giving away" his daughter to be sort of disgusting, but that's just me. I think the whole concept is outdated, and you shouldn't need societal approval to fuck someone. I also very much dislike marriage ceremonies. I have nothing against married people, I just don't see the point and don't ever plan on getting married, myself. The whole idea of 'holy matrimony' is that people want god's approval so they are allowed to fuck. And marriage, even if nto religious, still mostly seems based on women being property and seems like a business transaction. The man asking "for her hand," the dad "giving her away," etc.
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16-05-2013, 10:19 PM
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(16-05-2013 01:09 PM)kingschosen Wrote:  
(16-05-2013 12:07 PM)nach_in Wrote:  The sexism actually hurts!! D:

Well, in his defense, he was addressing a woman that asked how she could forgive her husband for cheating. These were instructions for her and ways to help alleviate the pain that came from cheating.

In context, it's not sexist. I'm assuming the woman wanted to better her marriage and needed ways she could do that. He gave proactive ways to help.

Just sayin'.

Why should anyone listen to an uninformed, arrogant, misogynist who talks to his imaginary sky buddy for inspiration? How dare he presume to give advice on a personal matter to someone who he doesn't even know, and in public!

Stupid woman for asking his help. She, and her husband, need to see a qualified counsellor.

These preachers promote the ridiculous idea they have generic answers to complex interpersonal problems only because they're stupid enough to be arrogant.
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