Quote# 73099

The invisible hand of marriage is unseen force of productivity that results from the marriage of a man and woman.[1]

The invisible hand of marriage is more powerful and influential than the "invisible hand" identified by Adam Smith in economics. Indeed, the source of productivity from Smith's invisible hand has been erroneously attributed to purely economic considerations, without properly factoring in the productive force of marriage. Self-interest and greed are not the primary driving forces of the invisible hand, but marriage is.

Key elements of the invisible hand of marriage include:

* the powerful incentive to work for the benefit of someone else who needs your efforts, such as a spouse or child
* the motivation to work for a future that will likely extend beyond one's own life
* the checks and balances against unproductive activity, anxiety, depression and addiction, from the very different perspectives of a man and a woman
* the insights and wisdom that result from complementary outlooks by a man and woman in marriage
* the pushing and prodding, analogous to what a supervisor, coach or sergeant does, that encourages and compels people in marriage to achieve their best
* a division of labor that enables each spouse to work on what he or she does best

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Same-sex marriage

There is no invisible hand of marriage if the spouses have the same gender. Virtually none of the above elements exist in same-sex marriage. Same-sex marriage is a recipe for unproductive activity, anxiety, depression and addition, with the enormously beneficial checks and balances provided by traditional marriage.

References

1. ? This concept was first discovered and developed on Conservapedia. When this entry was generated here, a Google search on "invisible hand of marriage" did not find a single reference on the internet: "No results found for 'invisible hand of marriage.'"

Andy Schlafly, Conservapedia, Essay:The Invisible Hand of Marriage 115 Comments [5/23/2010 6:07:10 PM]
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Doctor Whom

This concept was first discovered and developed on Conservapedia.

This tells you everything you need to know about it.

5/23/2010 6:19:19 PM

JSS

Let me guess... Conservapedia.
*scrolls down*
Geez what do you know, I'm psychic.

It is pretty funny the sheer nonsense and concepts pulled out of thin air people will come up with just to decry same-sex marriage.

5/23/2010 6:26:03 PM

The Jamo

Yeah, it's a "concept" alright, but unfortunately nothing about it was discovered or developed, or researched for that matter. Come out of the closet already, Andy. There's fresh air out there and you obviously need it.

5/23/2010 6:26:41 PM

Elia

Marriage is an invisible appendage? Thanks, now I have images of a ghostly, enormous hand reaching through the bedrooms walls and hovering over a couple as they sleep. Must you make marriage sound like a nightmare?

5/23/2010 6:28:43 PM

Patches

When this entry was generated here, a Google search on "invisible hand of marriage" did not find a single reference on the internet

The Conservapedia Information Purity Principle: The fewer citations and sources an article contains, the more untainted its information. The ass is the most pristine source of facts in the universe.

5/23/2010 6:30:51 PM

pete

Poor Andy. He must be eternally terrified about all those billions of people who exist without the benefit of a Christian marriage ceremony. WHo am I kidding? He probably doesn't Believe in them.

5/23/2010 6:31:16 PM

Saladin

You can't justify your opposition to same-sex marriages by making up an imaginary concept and saying that it agrees with you.

5/23/2010 6:31:24 PM

Papabear

"the powerful incentive to work for the benefit of someone else who needs your efforts, such as a spouse or child"

Swing, and a miss! One doesn't have to be married to have a powerful incentive to work for the benefit of someone else. Plus, one could be in a homosexual marriage and have such an incentive.

"the motivation to work for a future that will likely extend beyond one's own life"

Oh, another miss. I don't have kids, but I work for the long-term benefit of society -recycling and other environmentally positive actions, and my work enriching the lives of teenagers at the school where I work.

"the checks and balances against unproductive activity, anxiety, depression and addiction, from the very different perspectives of a man and a woman"

Bzzzt! Each of us brings a different perspective to whatever s/he does. It is not necessarily related to ones gender.

"the insights and wisdom that result from complementary outlooks by a man and woman in marriage"

Nope. Here again you are assuming that every man thinks in a particular way and every woman thinks in a way which compliments the thinking of men. How black & white, how very shallow you must be.

"the pushing and prodding, analogous to what a supervisor, coach or sergeant does, that encourages and compels people in marriage to achieve their best"

And no one but a marriage partner of the opposite sex can do such pushing and prodding?

"a division of labor that enables each spouse to work on what he or she does best"

Two unmarried persons living together can't divide their labor by what each of them does best?


You're an idiot.

5/23/2010 6:35:54 PM

Berny

Another nugget of wisdom plucked from the fetid recesses of Andy Schlafly's colon.

5/23/2010 6:38:19 PM

TGRwulf

That's one majorly faulty "concept" there... And I use even that term VERY loosely.

5/23/2010 6:56:30 PM

Matante

I once mocked a right wing extremist saying: "All my facts are authentic, I made them up myself!"
Looks like some people actually think that's a good thing.

5/23/2010 7:04:04 PM

clockworkgirl21

My three-year-old sister makes more sense than that when she babbles in her sleep.

5/23/2010 7:04:12 PM

Old Viking

This is hilarious.

5/23/2010 7:23:20 PM

CrazyHappyNinja

Wait up. You mean you can reference yourself? All that time researching at school and university wasted when I could have just referred to myself.

They lied to me.

5/23/2010 7:41:35 PM

Alencon

Gee, I hadn't seen any idiocy from Andy in a couple of weeks and I was hoping he'd been hit on the head by a falling flowerpot and had some sense knocked into him.

No such luck I see. He just continues to make shit up which have no factual basis whatsoever. What an ass.

5/23/2010 7:47:23 PM

Eden

Oftentimes things that are invisible
are invisible because they don´t exist

;)

5/23/2010 7:50:31 PM



What the fuck is this shit? Andy, fire yourself.

5/23/2010 7:57:27 PM

Sasha

"No results found for 'invisible hand of marriage.'"

The most likely explanation being that most humans don't waste their time dreaming up fantasies to support their phobias; they focus more on getting on with their own lives. Doesn't mean that bigots don't exist, just that they're too busy getting by to invent elaborate absurdities.

Only closet cases put so much energy in denial, Andy.

5/23/2010 8:05:29 PM

Nowonmai

So you invented some garbled hokum to defend your bigotry? How so very fundie.

5/23/2010 8:08:07 PM

Rumpshaker Slim

I'm shocked that this stupid concept they just made up doesn't apply to people they don't agree with.

Those poor gay people will never know the simple joy of being guided by something Andy Schlafly probably made up while high.

5/23/2010 8:14:47 PM

The L

Of all the stupid shit they've made up, this is the stupidest.

5/23/2010 8:18:04 PM

Horsefeathers

This is laughable even for Conservapedia.

Also, stop stealing shit. The "Invisible Hand" comes from economics. Specifically from Adam Smith's The Theory of Moral Sentiments. Just because most of your religion is a stolen mish-mash of other religions doesn't mean you can try the same shit with your "encyclopedia" you jackass.

5/23/2010 8:20:32 PM

Pule Thamex

More fabulous news from the arse mines of Conservapedia.

We can conclude from this latest discovery by the dedicated arse miners and anal tunnelers of Conservapedia that the absence of invisibility, especially that of deities and hands of marriage, is a prime ingredient in homosexuality.

When you combine the invisible marriage hands from the Conservapedia arse mines with Jesus's blood from the airways of the sky hoverers, you no doubt have the ultimate invisible mind fart.

5/23/2010 8:39:24 PM



Marriage is capitalist?

5/23/2010 8:43:52 PM



I only had to read the first five words to know that this was a Schlafly quote, what with his obsession with the so-called "invisible hand" and "biblical marriage".

5/23/2010 8:44:07 PM

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