|Mercury Chaos (mercurychaos) wrote in queer_rage,|
@ 2008-01-22 12:46:00
Me: "[giving him a list of things that lead to divorce in areas where it is more common; i.e. the Bible Belt]
-"More couples in the South enter their first marriage at a younger age" and are less likely to be mature enough to choose a spouse.
- "Average household incomes are lower in the South", thus making it more difficult to maintain a household.
-Education levels are higher in northern states than they are in the south. "Massachusetts has about the highest rate of education in the country, with 85 percent completing high school. For Texas the rate is 76 percent. One third of Massachusetts residents have completed college, compared with 23 percent of Texans, and the other Northeast states are right behind Massachusetts." People with a college education are less likely to marry before they're ready (see first point) thus making them less likely to regret their decision and get a divorce.
(Quotations from here: Link)"
Guy: "Once again you have to take geographic facts into concern. The northeast is the metropolis of the country. Its a fact that more highly educated people are going to be there. Also, take a look at history. The north has always been richer/better educated than the south. Regardless of state averages, the national divorce rate has been on the rise, and im pretty sure something with our countries degrading moral values has something to do with that.
"Look at how premarital sex is encouraged today. Thats not healthy for marriages to have had multiple partners before.
Look at how many couples move in together before they are married or even engaged!! That can't be healthy.
Look at our countries rampant endorsement of homosexuality. That certainly can't be good for marriage or for teaching our kids growing up that its ok to be like that??? Its not natrual, and who would want to be in a relationship where upon when they get older they cannot contribute to society with kids?? That sucks!!!"
Me: "In my opinion premarital sex would not be such an issue if not for the sorry state of sex education in our public schools. Our kids ask us questions about sex and all they get is "Abistinance!!!" which is both ineffective and dangerous. Kids are underinformed and thus more likely to experiment without any kind of protection.
"And you wanna go look up some facts instead of just shooting off at the mouth? First of all, homosexuality is natural (both in humans and animal species.) Second, you're assuming that everyone wants to have kids when they get older. This may come as a shock to you, but it is not every woman's dream to have children of her own. Third, you can ask any non-heterosexual out there... no one wants to be gay. Some people deal with it better than others once they find out about it (that is, some people accept that it is who they are, while others go through long periods of denial and trying to change it) but it's not something that anyone asks for.
"Fact sheet on abstinence-only "sex ed": Link
"Information about sexual orentation: Link (Notice which position the human sexuality researchers fall under; that is the position that has been supported by the vast majority of research done on this topic.)"