Originally Posted by visionary
Lots of replays already and lots of emotion. Obviously this topic strikes a nerve. I would think a company of Apple's size would do best to shy away from this controversy. Not good for business at all.
That being said, I am amazed how many people do not understand why we have marriage in the first place. While there are minor reasons, the main reason, the big elephant in the room, is children. Marriage is important because a man and woman can make babies. Since they make them, they own them. This is their privilege and their responsibility.
The reason why gay marriage doesn't make sense is they cannot produce babies. There are many other reasons but this is the big one. Nobody talks about this elephant in the room. They will debate the small reasons and overlook this main one.
The reason for this is probably because this issue is not just about gay marriage but also divorce and sex outside marriage. Since so many in our country are guilty of these things, nobody wants to bring them up.
It is in the state's best interest to protect its future generations. The state need to know who is married to whom and which children belong to which parents. It should do things to help protect its greatest natural reasource. Special treatment for married couples is the result.
Our court system is in shambles because we allow people to mess up their lives with adultery and easy divorce. Millions of children suffer. Everybody else suffers indirectly too. Everybody knows our country is way out of line on this issue.
Until we get back to this base for marriage, we will never solve the gay marriage debate. We also need to fix all the other marriage/divorce issues too. With half of our adults in the US with some form of VD, we need to wake up and see the moral codes of old were not there just to deny us some fun. They were there for health reasons and the sake of our children.
For Apple or any other large corporation to get involved with this controversial issue shows their foolishness. It is a very bad business decision. If someone wants to support one side or the other, they should do so out of their private money, not a corporation's money. This is not just for Apple, but also for all other corporations.
I would think Apple users would also understand the argument of how important it is to look at this issue as a whole. Just as Apple tries to create a good complete solution by integrating hardware, software, and services, so too should we view marriage as one important piece of a much larger civilization solution.
Most people approach the marriage issue like a PC user - they grab at one issue and have no idea how it fits into the whole. Thus they hack together a society and wonder why it has bugs and crashes frequently. They then look at the five to ten percent of people who have a system that works and declare them some cult of fanatics, or something like that.
Now no person is perfect just like no computer, operating system, or application is perfect. But just like we Mac users know how much better working on a Mac is over Windows, so too people who follow the main moral code know their experience is so much better. We follow a system that is of superior design.
While someone might scoff at the phrase " the main moral code", everybody knows basically what it is and that we should follow it. We all have this inner gut feeling when we do the wrong thing. We just want to make one exception for ourself.
Of course most people do this and we end up with a society that has standardized on an inferior moral platform. Everybody then goes along with this view just because it is the most popular. Then all these issues become like apps where one doesn't play nice with others. They fight for system resources and the whole system crashes. Every app blames the other app and nobody ever realizes the whole platform is at fault.
One should throw out their faulty Windows moral foundation and switch to one that is "Mac-like". Then problems like the gay marriage issue disappear. I know this whole analogy goes against popular opinion that most Mac users are liberals, but many of us are not. Regardless, I firmly think the analogy still stands.
Unfortunately there are many people who claim to follow some religious or moral code and they introduce their own distorted faulty system. Of such systems there are many. But I am not talking about those burdensome ones when I refer to this main moral code. The good trees produce good apples. The bad trees have fruit filled with bugs. That is how we can separate the good ideas from the bad ideas. After all, that is how we can tell the good computer systems from the bad systems.