As society’s morals become more lax, we will see an increase in sexual aberrations.
For a twenty-eight year old, I am really good at sighing and saying “Kids these days! I was going to make an analogy to desegregation here, how white people thought having black kids in their schools would be a disaster, and then it happened, and the world didn’t collapse into a hell dimension or anything, and after a few years it just seemed like the normal order.
” in a despairing tone, and that was about my response to the whole polyamory concept. But that metaphor is too weak: there’s still racism, a black kid in an all white school district probably feels really out of place, there are still even fights over segregated proms. Imagine a space-time rift brings a 19th-century Know-Nothing to your doorstep.
But more than that, I sympathize with his response.
I sympathize with it because it was exactly my response when Alicorn told me about polyamory two years ago or so (I can’t remember if I got it from IM conversations with her or from reading her essay).
And now seven months after moving to Berkeley I’m dating three people. He starts debating you on the relative merits and costs of allowing Irish people to mix with the rest of American society.
And you have a hard time even getting the energy to debate him.Advocates of polyamory warn against the tendency towards jealousy. It does not matter if a spouse gives permission or even participates in the polyamorous relationships. We are infected with a desire for all things ungodly and immoral.We do not get to redefine what the Bible says is sin. "The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery" (Galatians ). It should not surprise us that polyamory is increasingly being accepted in our society. Some may scoff and claim those perversions will never be accepted, but I hear the same claims coming out of those groups.Polyamory has long been common in dating relationships.Recently, the idea has expanded into "open marriages." An open marriage is a marriage in which one or both spouses are allowed to have extra-marital affairs. Polyamory is absolutely incompatible with what the Bible says about marital love.The word "polyamory" is a compound of two words: "poly," which is Greek for "many," and "amor," which is Latin for "love." It refers to a relationship in which a person has multiple sexual partners (not necessarily at the same time, i.e., threesomes).