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Old 06-28-2013, 02:05 PM   #141
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Originally Posted by Texas Proud View Post
See the definition below... you will see that there are obligations that are NOT required by law
I respectfully refer you to your own definition.

Originally Posted by Texas Proud View Post
I have an obligation to not cheat on my wife... I feel it is my duty not to... but if I did, the police are not going to be breaking down my door to arrest me
Your example shows the fallacy of your argument. Your choice ("feeling") doesn't constitute an obligation or duty; unless you are suggesting that you have the unilateral power to impose your subjective standards on the rest of the world, which I trust you're not.

Many couples live quite happily in 'open' relationships. That is not my personal choice but it doesn't make it cause for censure, let alone the equivalent of spitting in a customer's food (which some people here seem to think is just fine).

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Old 06-28-2013, 02:19 PM   #142
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Thanks for an interesting discussion that has now run its course.


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