“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.
Agreed. No-fault divorce law effectively negated the marriage contract transforming it into a meaningless piece of paper -this while as well giving government free reign over what was at one time individual rights government could not infringe upon unless there was proven some higher necessity.
Now all one has to do is file some papers and the courts step in and start making decisions that in effect cut the matrimonial baby in half before the baby is even declared dead. No-fault divorce is akin to marriage abortion where only one party has a 'choice' and all others must simply bend to the will of that imposed by the force of government.