Brilliant videos. This one is particularly poignant. Our opponents like to talk about tradition. The surprising part is, what we call traditional marriage is somewhat of a meandering process.
Sure there are the proscriptions in Leviticus and like books of the Bible. But the Romans had a very peculiar system of marriage. Whatever was in a mans house was his. That was the Roman idea.
Early Christians didn’t even want to recognize marriage, it was felt you couldn’t follow Jesus if you were married. It took the reformation and the Protestant adoption of marriage before the now Roman Catholic church got off it’s big ass and did something to sanctify marriage.
Those are just a couple of examples. Do a little bit of research and I’m sure you’ll find more. Just look at Mormonism (Moronism?) and their little sordid history.
The chastity belt was great, but the stoning. That made me laugh. I’m reminded of this clip from Monty Python’s “Life of Brian”
Well, first a little detour:
Perhaps we did get it a little wrong. But to a stoning we go:
And just for some levity at the end of a grueling lesson on tradition, stoning and the like, always, just always look on the bright side of life.
BTB, Life of Brian is a brilliant movie.