Tuesday, November 07, 2006

A Conclusion --well, sort of :S

This blog ought to be called “While I’m ‘finishing’ homework :S” Alas, the subject is more interesting to me than my current term paper.
Once again, thanks all for your input! It’s amazing how all that you’ve said aligns so closely with what I’ve seen in the past few days, Coincidence? Rather, Divine Irony. I’m struck with God’s wisdom, timing and recurring humor :)... A few prime examples:
  • A continuing-long-past-closing-time conversation with a co-worker regarding Greg Koukle’s “Feet Firmly Planted in Mid-Air” –love the title, watch the presentation
  • A (relativist) friend of mine’s inability to declare murder immoral while remaining consistent with his personal beliefs
  • My professor’s admission that there is no liberal basis on which to prohibit polygamy (and consequently, other sexual sins including pedophilia!)
This is appalling! They’ve removed every ultimate standard (or possibility of such), have opened the floodgates of unrestrained immorality, while simultaneously acknowledging the consequences of such! One can see the results of this already within Canada:
So, with your help, I’ve tried to dig up some rebuttals, as well as reputable backing for them.

Firstly, homosexuality is “natural”; as natural as sin is:
  • “Homosexuality… is not innate… Such an object choice is acquired behavior; there is no inevitable genetically inborn propensity toward the choice of a partner of either the same or opposite sex." (Charles Socarides, Homosexuality: Basic Concepts and Psychodynamics, International Journal of Psychiatry 10, 1972: 118-25) and more scientific proof
Homosexual marriage will harm Canada (as seen in “Marriage Under Fire” by Dr. Dobson):
1. The legalization of homosexual marriage will quickly destroy the traditional family.
  • Destruction of the sanctity of marriage
  • The ultimate goal of homosexual lobbyists IS to destroy marriage ie. “Abolish Marriage: Let’s Really Get the Government Out of Our Bedrooms.” Michael Kinsley
2. Children will suffer most
  • Instability; studies assert that homosexuals cycle through anywhere from 300-1000 partners in a lifetime
  • One dad and one mom is still the best –confirmed by more than 10,000 studies
3. The practical ramifications: indoctrinating schools, collapse of health care and social security, the end of religious freedom

Bible Believers offers a clear, blunt synopsis on the Bible’s condemnation of homosexuality.
But this post is becoming horrendously long... :S As Ralph, Ethan, Mark, and others have clearly shown; same-sex marriage is only a symptom of the greater plague –relativism, and ultimately the wholesale rejection of God. The onus is on relativists to provide a “replacement” for the standard they’ve discarded that they may limit the evil they’ve occasioned, the onus is on them to provide a foundation for “rights” when they acknowledge no wrongs. What is left for us to prove? God’s terrifying justice and His complete forgiveness.

3 comments:

Crystal said...

Looks like you got some good evidence Ruth. I have friends in Creston and am very familier with the whole Bountiful issue because they trade child brides back and forth with some towns in Utah and Arizona. The whole thing is tragic not only for the girls but also for the boys that get forced out with nothing when they are late teens because of the fear that they might become competition and take some of the girls from the older men who are in control. On a side note about our culture, one of them major TV networks has or had a sitcom on it called Big Love which was about a guy with 3 wives. I watched it a few times to see what they were portraying and as expected it was a forum to propogate poligamist ideology. I haven't seen it advertised in a whlie so maybe it din't get the viewership that they hoped but regardless it shows how much some in society are willing to push aside moral values.

My argument has long been if we can't moral absolutes or at the very least things that are upheld by the govnerment like same sex marriage, one spouse, etc. then who's to say that pedophilia and other crimes are really crimes???? But one interesting point about that is that within the prison system sex criminals, especially those guilty for crimes against children have to be kept locked away in a different part of the prison because if they are out amongst the general population they are often very quickly killed by the other criminals. Interesting isn't that even within a group of people like that there is something that they know is wrong and very wrong and yet our law makers are questioning it.
But then again we should expect it because we know it will get like the earth before the flood before the Lord comes again and things have to get worse before that happens. These things shouldn't surprise us but should definetly send us to our knees.

Lacey said...

Wow...your philo class sounds intense. Makes me wish i was there. You know the prof I saw today? You would love to have him as a teacher, he subtley preaches the gospel in the most amazing way DURING lecture! There is this one kid that always sits at the front and asks questions like "what does the devil look like?" "what is the afterlife?" and so manny awesome questions and he always answers them so tactfiflly. Oh feminism. What does it mean to be a woman as opposed to a man? I know in peace studies they always taught there was no differnce, except physically. I don't buy that. But yah! I'm just rambling incase you didnt notice.

Lacey said...

Okay, I'm posting again to give you the links and articles I was talkig about today. Here they are:

Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood
A Response to Evangelical Feminism
Male-Female Equality and Male Headship

http://www.leaderu.com/orgs/cbmw/rbmw/chapter3.html

The Essence of Femininity
A Personal Perspective
Elisabeth Elliot

http://www.leaderu.com/orgs/cbmw/rbmw/chapter25.html

A VISION OF BIBLICAL COMPLEMENTARITY
Manhood and Womanhood Defined According to the Bible
John Piper

http://www.leaderu.com/orgs/cbmw/rbmw/chapter1.html

Principles to Use in Establishing women in Ministry*
http://www.leaderu.com/orgs/cbmw/rbmw/chapter21.html

Head Coverings, Prophecies and the Trinity
http://www.leaderu.com/orgs/cbmw/rbmw/chapter5.html

"Silent in the Churches":
http://www.leaderu.com/orgs/cbmw/rbmw/chapter6.html

The Valuable Ministries of Women in the Context of
Male Leadership
http://www.leaderu.com/orgs/cbmw/rbmw/chapter11.html

What Does It Mean Not to Teach or Have Authority Over Men
http://www.leaderu.com/orgs/cbmw/rbmw/chapter9.html

as if you didnt have enough to read! there is some more~!