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I had along-overdue visit with the eye doctor yesterday, though it turns out my glasses prescription hasn't changed (I'm nearsighted), so the delay was of no consequence. I forgot, however, to try to satisfy my curiosity when he asked me if I had any questions, because I wanted to ask him his thoughts on that LASER eye surgery (I'm guessing he gets that a lot). I will follow-up with him on this directly soon enough, but I decided to lay some groundwork on the web... searching for "LASER eye surgery problems" (naturally the aspect of this I am most curious about) turned up enough of an abundance of results to turn anyone off to the prospect. A more refined search for "Custom LASIK problems" was much less pessimistic, though, with the majority of hits from eye doctor sites discussing potential complications. Along the way I learned that the Custom LASIK is also capable of coping with astigmatisms too (though mine is considered quite mild to start with), so it's possible I'm a candidate for this. At this point I admit to still being a bit doubtful about all this... I'm not much of a gambler, and I'm reluctant to risk my vision in order to take the chance on improving it, but I am still tugged by curiosity, so if anyone has any links or information about the pros and cons of this procedure, I'd be very interested.

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100. Re: ... Apr 11, 2004, 02:19 JediLuke
 
I wasn't trying to say that heterosexual marriage/homosexual "marriage" were as opposite as war/hate friend/enemy. Analogies are imperfect, this is sort of written into the nature of analogies.

Except you're making that the basis of your argument. Your analogies are not imperfect, they're wrong.

Redefining marriage to include same sex unions essentially nullifies the current (and from time immemorial) nature of marriage.

Hm, no, it doesn't. You make it sound like allowing gays to marry will prevent straights from marrying. Samesex marriage doesn't "nullify" anything.

Should we just start legislating into effect every idea that isn't a bad one?

Allowing samesex marriage shouldn't require legislation just as allowing freedom for blacks shouldn't require legislation, but if unconstitutional legislation is enacted it must be repealed. Besides, you're the one who wants to amend the constitution.

As for not being good enough, well, I can say the same for the arguments in favor of homosexual "marriage."

No, you can't. They claim personal freedom, you claim "I see no reason for you to be married." You lose.

~Steve

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