Friday, July 16, 2010 5:18:29 PM
So...the rise and fall of Rome as a reflection of its attitudes towards homosexuality. A bizarre idea, but I'll run with it for a laugh.
During the period in which Rome gained hugely in wealth, power, size and civilisation, going from a simple little agrarian city-state to a multi-continental empire renowned for civilisation and technology, homosexual sex was legal, socially acceptable in many contexts and fairly common.
When homosexual sex was increasingly stigmatised and then outlawed, Rome declined and fell.
"obviously", homosexual sex is what causes societies to thrive. Outlawing it can bring down the strongest of civilisations!
Friday, July 16, 2010 4:44:51 PM
Besides which, marriage predates your religion. By several thousand years.
I'd argue that marriage predates his religion by far more than several thousand years.
It can`t be proven because written records no longer exist, but I think it would be bizarre if humanity existed for so long without any form of marriage. People were building cities at least 8500 years ago. Not just villages of wattle huts, but cities of stone buildings. Things were organised. Besides, marriage makes sense even in nomadic hunter-gatherer days. I wouldn`t be at all surprised if marriage predated homo sapiens, let alone Christianity.