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The Next Sexual Revolution Has Arrived

dstiefel Wrote: Jul 16, 2012 2:00 PM
Marriage was designed 1. to make the union the most meaningful, 2. to be a model of the relationship between Christ and the church, 3. to be a cement mortar for intimacy, to keep things simple, and to 4. provide a stable relationship both for the adults 5. and a safe environment for children to be reared in the way they should go. The reward comes from wanting God to bless the exclusive union; and from being selfless in one's pursuit of the marriage covenant and its requirements. [to be continued...]
Jay Wye Wrote: Jul 16, 2012 3:35 PM
except that marriage PREDATES religion. Prehistoric,pagan tribes had marriage.
Religions merely ADOPTED marriage,recognizing it's worth,reinforcing it with uniformity and better record keeping.
Spikeygrrl Wrote: Jul 17, 2012 9:57 PM
If indeed "Prehistoric, pagan tribes" had marriage, that says nothing about marriage predating religion -- because paganism IS a religion! (If you want to nitpick, "paganism" is a whole category of religions, some of which are still practiced today)
dstiefel Wrote: Jul 16, 2012 2:03 PM
Also, declaring it a sin to have sex outside the exclusive marital covenant prevented overpopulation in the most humane possible way. No unreliable contraceptives, no death panels, no state-controlled healthcare necessary, and no genocide or euthanasia.

The instant the culture threw away the purpose of marriage and made it all about selfish desire, every protection afforded by marriage was lost. And every reason to marry at all was also lost. Making a farce of marriage in promiscuity-by-any-other-name is merely the logical conclusion of all this.
dstiefel Wrote: Jul 16, 2012 2:05 PM
There is no real "love," in these relationships, for love respects roles. And if virtuous roles cease to exist, there is nothing left to honor. There is only lust. A lust which is condemned for valid reasons over and over again.

However, once one has crossed the line into lust being confused for love, the arrogant assumption that one should have the right to lust after anyone they please is merely characteristic of being ruled by lust in the first place. It arrogantly assumes itself entitled to anything that arouses it.
Phineas T. Bluster Wrote: Jul 16, 2012 2:15 PM
Tell you w\hat - dogs had best start guarding against this.
Jay Wye Wrote: Jul 16, 2012 3:39 PM
sex outside of marriage means there are women with children and no husband for support.
that is the source of paternity suits and child support laws. To secure support for raising the children that men father and abandon.
Unfortunately,that removed the responsibility of women to abstain from sex until they are married(or to use birth control),because now they can have recreational sex,have a child,and get support from the sucker they entrapped.

In July, 2009, Newsweek ran a feature article on “relationships with multiple, mutually consenting partners,” entitled, “Polyamory: The Next Sexual Revolution.” Last week, Showtime launched a reality TV show called “Polyamory: Married and Dating.” To quote from Newsweek’s 2009 article, it’s “enough to make any monogamist’s head spin.” And all this, of course, is being touted as a great thing, a celebration of love and freedom, a deliverance from the monotony and constraints of monogamy.

The Showtime promo pulls no punches and makes no excuses:

Narrator: The polyamorous lifestyle may shock some. But with American divorce...