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To: dschapin
But isn’t having sex at 12 condemned in virtually all societies except for those societies (typically patriarchical and often polygamous) which marry off young girls at a very early age.

Yes, you're correct---societies, in an effort to modify normal human behavior, institute a variety of means of control, including laws and social disapproval. They wouldn't have to do that if human beings would just straighten up and behave "normally" would they?

33 posted on 04/16/2008 9:09:09 PM PDT by Rudder (Klinton-Kool-Aid FReepers prefer spectacle over victory.)
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To: Rudder

Normal is defined by the actions and beliefs of the group. For example, there will always be some serial killers in the human population. However, we don’t consider their behavior to be normal and society makes it clear that such behavior is wrong and will be punished. As to Margaret Mead and her study of the Samoans, Derek Freemans work seems to strongly suggest that she was either decieved by her sources or simply published a fraudulent work. http://www.stpt.usf.edu/~jsokolov/314mead1.htm


34 posted on 04/16/2008 9:23:21 PM PDT by dschapin
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To: Rudder
"They wouldn't have to do that if human beings would just straighten up and behave "normally" would they?"

Humanity as a whole can't just "straighten up" due to the existence of sin in the world. This will not change until our Savior comes again. That does not mean that there is no right and wrong.

36 posted on 04/16/2008 9:42:58 PM PDT by Irene Adler (')
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To: Rudder
Yes, you're correct---societies, in an effort to modify normal human behavior, institute a variety of means of control, including laws and social disapproval. They wouldn't have to do that if human beings would just straighten up and behave "normally" would they?

This rhetoric is a classic example of what the cultural marxists hoped to achieve by indoctrinating students with their relativist pablum. You have bought their notion that "normal" human behavior should be defined as "any" human behavior, no matter how sick or depraved.

Realize this: Most of what they taught you in school to arrive at this conclusion was not based on science. It was based on lies. Promoting it only promotes the lie.
72 posted on 04/17/2008 9:22:08 AM PDT by Antoninus (Tell us how you came to Barack?)
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