Saturday, February 11, 2012

This Is Why We Never Discuss Social Issues....



Gay Marriage and Abortion Funding Bring Out the Worst in Political Discourse This Week..........


In case you have not noticed by this point, the main purpose of our blog is to find reasonable answers to what ails America. We don't spend or waste our time by trying to change people's minds, but to acknowledge this view, and find the best possible realistic solution to our problems.  After hearing the top issues and the comments posted by various groups, we could use a drink.....


We are political realists here: we don't bother inventing solutions like ending any branch of government or a major program, but by trying to use actual numbers and data to support our case.  This is very effective for the financial issues that cross our path. However, when you're dicsussing things like Gay Marriage and Birth Control for Catholic Hospitals, logic goes out the window - and statistics, which is why we never get involved in them...


It's not that we don't have vested interests or better than average knowledge about these topics.  I have a gay sister, and I was raised Catholic, so I kind of have first hand experience with both of them.  Yeah, I have my own opinion about these things, none of which are more important than yours, which is why we don't attempt to try and change your mind..


That doesn't stop people from trying, unfortunately.. They try to use various statistics and data to back up their point, in an attempt to sway you, and say gotcha!  Well, gotchas don't apply to social issues, becuase no one changes their minds by facts. They are decisions that are not made on facts, but feeling...  And those feelings change over time. My sister felt 5 years ago that civil unions were fine, but now she is planning to be married next year in Vermont.  No idea why it changed, but it did.  Still, there are tons of people trying to supply data whether children fare better or worse under a gay marriage. Please....



As far as birth control mandates for Catholics, we have a simple rule - don't EVER argue about religion, because it is based solely on one word: Faith. Faith doesn't believe in statistics or data. It is believed because it JUST IS.... But even after the Obama Administration backed off on it's original stance, all I read on the comments section is everyone arguing about abortion, and stats about increases in breast cancer since birth control began.  Useless, all of it useless hot air for no reason ...



It wouldn't surprise us to get comments on this doing just that. It happens whenever a contraversial subject involving issues like that come up.  We'll tell you now - we don't care what your opinion on either topic is, and no one else does either. You will not change anyone's mind.  It's generally a good idea that these issues are determined by the states, but even they seem too malleable to set a long-term, solid standard.   It's a bit ironic, but our advice is when it comes to social issues, rather than waste your breath, remember the Serenity Prayer....



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3 comments:

earlcapps said...

I steer clear of social issues as well. It just draws in too many of the wing nuts on both ends and runs off the good and decent folks in the middle.

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