Even the death penalty would be too kind to them for what they have caused. Civilisation is dead where fornication is given a special pass.
“Even the death penalty would be too kind to them for what they have caused. Civilization is dead where fornication is given a special pass.”
Not quite, we have thou out our history dealt with “fornication” even where it is successful. Institutions like marriage have mitigated its damage by both sweeping it under the rug and tying the man’s obligation, and resources to his lawful wife.(to exclude his ‘illegitimate’ mistress, whore, or prostitute’s child)
Indeed our literature & cultural history is replete examples of this kind of conflict & vice. All of which was recognized as such and generally looked down upon & condemned.
It is not the fornicatiers that has undermined our civilization in themselves, but the embracing and accepting of their practice that has perhaps contributed.
In reality however i suspect the key change was the liberalization of divorce law, both religious & otherwise.
My daughter works in a nursing home with a lot of residents who have dementia of one type or another. She was telling me last night that one woman keeps saying she is going to call the law on her daughter because she is living with a guy she isn’t married to. I told my daughter that it used to be against the law to cohabit with someone of the opposite sex if you weren’t married. She thought that was pretty funny.
We’ve come a long way, baby.