Thursday, July 15, 2004

Defining Deviancy Down

One of my commentors made an excellent observation about Same Sex Marriage and the dissolution of the institution of marriage.

He pointed out that "redefinition is the first step to destroying an institution."

The history of that redefinition:

Original Definition of Marriage: The permanent and exclusive union of one man and one woman for the begetting and raising of children.

Enter Contraception, and marriage = permanent exclusive union between one man and one woman.

Enter No Fault Divorce, and marriage = exclusive union between one man and one woman.

Enter Same Sex Marriage, and marriage = exclusive union of two people.

Enter "Open Marriage", and marriage = union of people.

With every step, marriage means less and less, with the result that it will soon become completely meaningless. The result of that is already being seen in Sweden and The Netherlands, where, increasingly, people aren't bothering to get married at all.

That's "progress", all right...