by Dr. D ~ March 2nd, 2013
(Symbol of Polyamory: Wikipedia)
We are just now getting used to Ellen referring to her ‘wife’ and homosexuals demanding state sponsored recognition for their monogamous relationships.
Now evolutionists are telling us that monogamy itself is ‘unnatural’ after all. Our supposed monkey ancestors enjoyed uninhibited sexual relationships with multiple partners and so should we?
The implication is that somehow our misguided culture and religion have messed us all up. Already introspective intellectual articles are starting to show up and question the whole basis of monogamous relationships and marriage in particular. The reasoning around this issue is that if we really were descended from monkeys, why should we be restricted by outdated religious beliefs and made-up conventions of the past when we should be free ‘to evolve’ into what ever type of relationships we may want in the future?
Response: Many Christian leaders were made fun of by the main stream media when they warned that re-defining marriage to include same-sex relationships could open the door to the regularization of other types of relationships like polygamy, polyamory, various kinds of ‘group’ marriages and who knows what else.
Now that same-sex marriage seems to be winning in America and elsewhere in the West, our fears are beginning to be realized. Now monogamy itself is in the ‘cross hairs’ and the drumbeat has already begun. Already the definition of a ‘family’ has been changed to include a number of different possibilities and relationships. What is next?
In final analysis it really is a battle over religion and culture. If the majority in the dominant culture come to accept a godless evolution as the best explanation for our origins than there is really no reason to be limited by religious traditions that define relationships. However, if the majority continue to believe in a Creator than it follows that the divine being would naturally have some ideas about what is best for his own creation which would include humans and their relationships.
Western civilization is at the crossroads.
The real danger from my perspective lies in the third alternative which is a popular prevailing attitude even among believers to let go and let others live what ever way they want. It sounds enlightened and Christians are supposed to love their neighbors regardless. But it is my contention that these different types of ‘family’ relationships are not all equal when it comes to raising children and when it comes to the future of our nation.
While we should always be tolerant of different life-style choices, not all forms of relationships should be encouraged and some (like sexual relations between children and adults) should continue to be illegal. *Top