On this day when we remember and honor those who have lost their lives in defense of our ideals/country....wouldn't it be a wonderful tribute if we,and every other nation in the world,decided that warfare was not only a terrible waste of lives but of resources? that each country decided that it would be better served by investing that energy to improving the lives of its citizens rather than sending them off to be killed.....and wouldn't the Gods of all people be more honored if their followers respected each others religions and actually followed their teachings? This should also be a day of repenting the wastefulness of mankind.
here's another thought on Prop.8.....marriage was originally a social contract,written by men,that conveyed property/chattel to one party from another, often times for a price (women were considered as chattel) Religions stepped in,(eventually) and created ceremonies to sanctify those transactions.That church in California that fostered Prop.8, that organized the campaign to get it on the ballot went far beyond the "separation of church and state"...it became a public,political entity,forcing it's agenda on those who are having their civil rights denied them....for that they(church) should have their tax free status revoked for now they are clearly a political party, not just a religious organization!
~ Comments by Skazski