Today’s post is at The Stream: Why Gmarriage is Worse than You Think: The government can only reinvent marriage when we believe that men can be gods.
Before we begin, it’s gmarriage to indicate government-defined-marriage, which is not actual marriage. The neologism allows us to save the language, a precious thing, while avoiding the exhausting process of using scare quotes around locutions like same-sex “marriage”. The g is silent, as in gnostic.
Now we all know that gmarriage is bad, and we know why. So let’s don’t bother discussing what is already understood. Let’s instead discover why it’s not just bad, but awful.
What happened was that, in these once United States, as has already occurred in several other post-Christian societies, and not un-coincidentally every country which has mandated gmarriage was once Christian, man declared himself to be God.
Hyperbole? Not in the least. Here’s why.
Incidentally, as many of you know, writers rarely get to write their own headline. Mostly because we’re bad at it. Headline writing is a skill entirely different than prose writing, and the majority of my attempts are workmanlike at best. This one, but the not the sub, is mine. It’s okay. Kind of Internety.
The prose is largely mine, though somewhat simplified (one of the editors worried about some of my larger words).
One of my key arguments is where? Turns out gmarriage is supported in only post-Christian countries, because why? Because of two philosophical errors catalyzed by the corruption of Christianity called Egalitarianism.