It's not absurd at all (that's probably why tampa and I both agree on it). In fact, it's pretty well established that our species' natural state is not one sexual partner for life. Marriage (first polygamous marriage and later one on one marriage) is something that society (churches and governments) introduced and forced on people in order to preserve social order (which has worked relatively well, all things considered).KittieKop wrote:Just when I think you can't say anything more absurd, you outdo yourself.Bay Area Cat wrote:Very true. Life-long marriage is certainly "unnatural." But some people are able to make it work.tampa_griz wrote:The world would be a lot better if everyone were like me and just reject the idea of marriage in any capacity. Lifetime monogomy has never been natural in any human society.
I started a long diatribe, but frankly I just don't have the energy to bang my head against that wall/
This really isn't a controversial idea. I'm certainly not saying we shouldn't get married and be monogamous thereafter (if that's what you are reacting to, because that's certainly my plan for the rest of my life), but I'm merely stating that the fact is that we as human animals are not naturally inclined to do this. We overcome our "natural" tendancies to be in monogamous marriages by way of societal pressures.
If we were natually inclined to have one life-long sexual partner, I suspect our divorce rate would probably be a helluva lot lower and the numbers of people who have had sex with more than one person in their life would probably about 90% lower than it is right now.
Do you now understand what I am saying and agree that my post actually made perfect sense?
If you are interested in learning more about this particular topic, I highly recommend "The Moral Animal." Very interesting book. Not political, just interesting science and history.
By the way ... I presume that everyone on this thread that is outraged by those meanie gay people "chastizing" the beauty queen for her words are going to be perfectly consistent with their assertions and speak out against KittieKop for his chastizement of my post? We'll see how that plays out, shall we?