Legalizing Gay Marriage: Progress or Regress?

Kragar5/13/2012 4:13:33 am PDT

re: #26 Cosmic X

I have to admit that I did not read his book. The link I provided listed both moral decay (“loss of civic virtue”) and the “comparitive pacifism” of Christianity:

You’re equating civic virtue with morality. They’re not the same at all. Civic virtue in this context simply means doing ones duty as a citizen thru participation. Gibbon’s theory was that Christian morality undermined these civic virtues.

Using Gibbon’s context, the vigorous debate and attempts to bring this about legislatively points to a high degree of civic virtue, completely the opposite of the point you were attempting to make.