not just for Christians

By Diogenes ( articles ) | Dec 07, 2006

For Christians, sex is anything but trivial.

Thus the Catholic bishops of Ireland, in their statement opposing a lower age of consent for sexual activity.

Your excellencies, would you accept a friendly amendment? Let's strike those first two words: "For Christians."

Sex is anything but trivial. This is a reality for all human persons. Christians may recognize that reality, and others may ignore it, but ignoring reality doesn't change it.

Or to put it in practical terms: The moral laws against fornication and adultery are not sectarian rules, which apply only to the members of certain specified religious organizations. They are universal rules, applicable to everyone, based on a natural law that is engraved in every human heart. When those laws are violated, it doesn't just bring more work for confessors; it also brings misery to those involved and to society at large.

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