Thursday, July 24, 2008

Founders' Daily Quote: 24 July 2008

"It is not necessary to enumerate the many advantages, that arise from this custom of early marriages. They comprehend all the society can receive from this source; from the preservation, and increase of the human race. Every thing useful and beneficial to man, seems to be connected with obedience to the laws of his nature, the inclinations, the duties, and the happiness of individuals, resolve themselves into customs and habits, favourable, in the highest degree, to society. In no case is this more apparent, than in the customs of nations respecting marriage."

--Samuel Williams (The Natural and Civil History of Vermont, 1794); Reference: American Political Writing during the Founding Era: 1760-1805, Hyneman and Lutz, ed., vol. 2 (952)

So if I am to read this properly, there are laws against homosexual behavior because it is NOT beneficial to the duties and customs and habits, nor is it favorable in the Highest degree, to society therefore banning it in such a way as they banned more than one wife for the Mormons. This is to be understood for a society to survive. When we all turn inward as to our own pleasures, consequences be damned, then that is a very selfish and intolerant person. Usually people of this nature are narcissistic. This is by no means of any benefit to any society except that society which has the inclination of disappearing in a few generation.

Cross-posted @ Rosemary's News and Ideas.

May you walk with the LORD always, and when you cannot take another step, may He carry you the rest of the way until you can walk along side Him again.

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