Thursday, February 17, 2005

What are family values?


At 6:20 PM, Jane said...

Properly, the values held by members of a family. In today's world, the it has become a code phrase for the values held by the most conservative members of society.

At 5:57 AM, Jill said...

The conventional meaning is tautological: Family values are those eithical and religious principles which are important to perpetuating families.

In current use, "Family Values" has become a rallying cry for confused conservatives.

At 1:39 PM, edawg611 said...

Oh, please. There is no one definition of family values, nor should there be. As long as you do not break any laws, I don't care what people do.

At 8:42 AM, Anonymous said...

My personal definition of family values includes caring for one's spouse, parents, children, siblings and various extended family members, as well as those friends who become like family because we love them. Sometimes, co-workers, fellow club members, and such people as members of the same church become like family.

It's up to each individual to decide who is part of their personal family, regardless of gender, race or blood relation.... or now that I think of it, even regardless of species. Some people have dogs and cats to who they feel so close as to be like family.

At 6:53 AM, Tam said...

Wasnt that a TV show in the 80's?

At 2:34 PM, Laura from Lowell said...

"Family Values" is currently an overused phrase to mean whatever politicians want it to mean in order to move their conservative agenda forward.

My personal values are that every single person is inherently worthy of being treated with dignity and love.


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