Our values, the way we live are mold by personal circumstances or there are more bigger structures which are beyond us that is why we are, the way we are?
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As late as the 1970s gays were arrested and thrown in jail for being gay. Hence you are right in saying that gay marriage would not have been on the cards in even earlier times. During WW2 gays were in German death camps for being gay.
I did not realise that was happening as late as the 70s. The movement has certainly made tremendous strides in a short period of time.
You could be right about communism. It was the fear that communism would take over Germany that made the Nazis so appealing to the Germans in the 1930s. That fear may no longer be around.
Careful when it comes to absolutes. Hell is said to be paved with good intentions. I've seen this hell in action with political correctness.
That's 'The road to Hell is paved...' etc., Rod. You're right, though. You can't ram your personal morals down the throats of others. It can get messy!
It can get very messy. You create rules and regulations then it is up to others to interprete those rules. Prohibition in the USA for example got very messy.
Winston Churchill used to consume alcohol at breakfast which is not what I would call a social occasion. Sure, social drinking no doubt sent him down that path but, all up, in his later years, he did drink too much.
Lady Asquith told Churchill, "You're drunk!" His answer, "You, my lady are ugly. Tomorrow I'll be sober, you will still be ugly" or words to that effect. The man could think on his feet. He had to, he had a war to run. He was a product of his time.
Yes, there was a lot of heavy drinking among men and even women of all classes in the 20th Century. Even so, Churchurchill was heavily into drinkling. Yes, smaller families nowadays which is good for the environment.
We used to have a wireless (radio) programme called 'The Flying Doctor' in the fifties, giving us Brits a look-in on a small slice of Outback life in Oz. A benighted uncle of mine (ex-Navy) told me there was no such thing as two-way radio.
Well there was two way radio. Education in the outback worked that way and so did the Flying Doctors. Two-way radio wasn't in every home though there were ham radio operators around.
I agree with all you have said. I would add though that after the Black plague first struck Britain there were so few priests in some areas that mass had to be said in English because no one understood the Latin. Hence a significant change.
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That's the 'chameleon factor', Diane. It could lead to some interesting effects around this part of the world, with Sikhs, Moslems, Hindus, Caribbean Evangelists, Catholics and plain old sinners abounding.
Or, they could be writing a term paper for a class and need us to give our opinions as part of their research.
Oh Lupine, While I see your point, I hope and pray that both you and your parents, if they are financially involved, see how terribly awful this would be!
Yes, I see your point too. Thanks!
Remember the end of 'The Life of Brian'? 'Always look on the bright side of life, da-da da-da...' Eric Idle's finishing song at the end of 'The Meaning of Life' was more succinct (good word that, 'succinct', eh?) Buy the dvd, Larry, have a ball!
Lita, 'It ain't all black, is it?' (as an England rugby player said in Wellington). Some changes make life easy for some, but they mess up others. Trouble is, if we keep to the middle of the road we'll get run over at some time.