Mick Fisch wrote:Would it make sense to say, 'well, your culture says that you can beat your wife, so I guess we need to allow that, but we'll throw this other guy in jail for beating his'. No matter how much you loosen up the rules, there will always be someone standing on the outside yelling, "Hey my behavior is only a little worse, I should be accepted also." The logical endpoint of that is that everything including mass murder and caniballism is accepted. You're probably thinking "Oh, that would never happen, cause I know right where the rule should go." Well, I am seeing things now that 40 or 50 years ago would have been inconceivable. Just cause you get accepted doesn't mean the next guy is going to stop pushing for his acceptance, and the next, and the next. There will always be people who push the edge and people who go way out of bounds. Society, as a group of people, has a right to protect itself. In a democratic republic, the majority generally gets to make the rules.
Ryan Hobbs wrote:Yup. Speaking of which, I'm planning to start saying Blessed Solstice to people since many of the holidays land on or near the Winter Solstice. It's a little more understanding without being Hyperinclusive. Most cultures around the world celebrate the Winter Solstice. Hopefully, it will be a bridge for people of different faiths.