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  • EricaF
    Thanks for your kind words. I m pretty fascinated by the comments. Many of them don t understand the Quora Q&A thing and they don t get that my post is a
    Message 1 of 8 , Apr 29, 2013
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      Thanks for your kind words.

      I'm pretty fascinated by the comments. Many of them don't understand the Quora Q&A thing and they don't get that my post is a response to, not a defense of the title. ^_^;

      Cheers,

      Erica


      --- In Yuricon@yahoogroups.com, "yoni-1@..." <yoni-1@...> wrote:
      >
      > I tried to send this this morning and it didn't seem to go through. So, I'm
      > trying again.
      >
      >
      >
      > My apologies if it shows up twice.
      >
      >
      >
      > Charuko
      >
      >
      > On April 26, 2013 at 10:45 AM "yoni-1@..."
      > <yoni-1@...> wrote:
      >
      >
      > >
      > > If you're willing to wade through it, I believe the most brilliant arguments
      > > in favor of marriage equality come from the Brief of Amici Curiae Kenneth B.
      > > Mehlman Et Al. Supporting Respondents filed with the Supreme Court
      > > http://www.afer.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/12-144-bsac-Kenneth-B.-Mehlman-et-al.pdf
      > > <http://www.afer.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/12-144-bsac-Kenneth-B.-Mehlman-et-al.pdf>
      > > . The respondents are all Republicans, by the way.
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Erica, you simply summed up the Amicus Brief in your article in Slate. We
      > > need more people, like you, speaking out.
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > In the legal sense, facts trump beliefs. Rationale must be supportable with
      > > significant evidence. A religious belief is simply that, a belief, even with
      > > a book like the Bible supporting it (which is itself a series of beliefs with
      > > very little physical evidence to back it up). It's fine to believe something.
      > > I'm Shinto and I believe in the existence of kami, but I'm also a scientist,
      > > and as such, I may believe that I have the guidance of Okamisama, but in a
      > > scientific study the physical evidence alone influences my findings, and I
      > > don't give reference to Okamisama when reporting those findings.
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > The law is supposed to (and most often does) work in just the same informed
      > > way. When it doesn't, then we have to look at the flaws in the system and the
      > > people operating within it to see where it failed. Even science has it flawed
      > > studies with erroneous interpretation of the data. The difference is that
      > > science and the law admit their mistakes. Beliefs are harder to change.
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Erica, thank you for your wonderful article.
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Charuko
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > On April 26, 2013 at 9:43 AM EricaF <anilesbocon01@...> wrote:
      > >
      > >
      > > > >
      > > >
      > > > Yeah, the folks with no "skin in the game" always seem to be the loudest.
      > > > ^_^ This is true for everything. Gaming, civil rights, money, health. "I
      > > > don't need it, so STFU about it" is always the majority opinion.
      > > >
      > > > Cheers,
      > > >
      > > > Erica
      > > >
      > > > --- In Yuricon@yahoogroups.com <mailto:Yuricon%40yahoogroups.com> , Rinu
      > > > Cz <rinucz@> wrote:
      > > > >
      > > > > Hi,
      > > > >
      > > > > Ouch, reading these comments feels almost like reading any discussion
      > > > > about
      > > > > games and how to portray non-objectified women in them. In the end, I
      > > > > always feel good because a percentage of rational and vocal people is
      > > > > rapidly increasing in recent years. Just compare year 2013 and 2005.
      > > > >
      > > > > Cheers,
      > > > > Rinu
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > > 2013/4/26 mara_papimer <in_the_name_of_union7@>
      > > > >
      > > > > > I saw that article this morning as was impressed and agreed with the
      > > > > > content so much I decided not to comment because I thought I would
      > > > > > just be
      > > > > > adding to the multitude of excessive agreement.
      > > > > >
      > > > > > Apparently I was wrong so I'll just add it here:
      > > > > >
      > > > > > Read your article, very much agree. Congratulations on being published
      > > > > > in
      > > > > > Slate Magazine. This is a direct reflection of the effort and wisdom
      > > > > > that
      > > > > > went into the articles creation.
      > > > > >
      > > > > > --- In Yuricon@yahoogroups.com <mailto:Yuricon%40yahoogroups.com> ,
      > > > > > "EricaF" <anilesbocon01@> wrote:
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > Tangential to our interests, I was published in Slate Magazine
      > > > > > yesterday. This is my response to the question "Why Is Having a
      > > > > > Rational
      > > > > > Opinion Against Gay Marriage Considered "Homophobia"?
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > http://www.slate.com/blogs/quora/2013/04/25/can_you_have_a_rational_opinion_against_gay_marriage_and_not_be_homophobic.html
      > > > > > <http://www.slate.com/blogs/quora/2013/04/25/can_you_have_a_rational_opinion_against_gay_marriage_and_not_be_homophobic.html>
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > 2100+ comments so far and about 2000 of them are crazyballs. ^_^
      > > > > > > Don't
      > > > > > read the comments, it'll only make you sad.
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > Cheers,
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > Erica
      > > > > > >
      > > > > >
      > > > > >
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