The above cartoon by Tom Scott was published in the Dominion Post on the Thursday morning last week following the final vote in Parliament to re(un)define marriage.
Tom Scott's bias is obvious. He refers to the bill as the "Marriage Equality Bill" rather than the Marriage Amendment Bill, and those 44 MPs who stood firm against the forces of imaged progress are drawn as dinosaurs, ie, of the type that will soon become extinct.
Except, societies that don't restrict sexual activity to marriage (real marriage between a man and a woman) are the ones that will die out. Really, Tom Scott's cartoon should have also shown the supposed "champions of progress" as barbarians, people who have inherited civilisation but don't really understand it and so will destroy it without even knowing they are doing so.
From Judaism's Sexual Revolution: Why Judaism Rejected Homosexuality:
Societies that did not place boundaries around sexuality were stymied in their development. The subsequent dominance of the Western world can largely be attributed to the sexual revolution initiated by Judaism and later carried forward by Christianity.
This revolution consisted of forcing the sexual genie into the marital bottle. It ensured that sex no longer dominated society, heightened male-female love and sexuality (and thereby almost alone created the possibility of love and eroticism within marriage), and began the arduous task of elevating the status of women.
It is probably impossible for us, who live thousands of years after Judaism began this process, to perceive the extent to which undisciplined sex can dominate man's life and the life of society. Throughout the ancient world, and up to the recent past in many parts of the world, sexuality infused virtually all of society.
The above article needs to be read and memorised and assimilated by every single person who cares about real marriage. He who forgets the past is doomed to repeat it. Real marriage acts as constraint on mens' nature and protects women and children. Without that understanding, the barbarians can mock and jeer and redefine words, but they can't destroy real marriage if we don't let them.
We have entered a dark age.
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