posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 01:30 PM
Originally posted by Myendica
It shouldn't matter since "we" today believe we are "smarter" than those in the past, we should obey the laws of today.
Ped is wrong.
We could argue your point about being "SMARTER" now than in the Past, but you would need to create a Topic theme inwhich that premise was the Topic.
The Arguement you present is not really valid, since the LAWS of the ENLIGHTENED Society which knows all for the Greater Good, are the Same that have
Destroyed the Family Unit and replaced it with the Disposable Age.
As for the Biblical aspect, the Age of Consent is part of a twofold scenario.
The Age of Consent follows the Age of Accountablity.
Once you reach a point in your life when you understand and comprehend the implications which revolve around the premise of Accountablity for ones
actions, then the Age of Consent becomes a matter you are able to decide for oneself.
Looking back a few 100 years ago, the U.S. was created with many family units that involved 16 Year Old Men and 12 Year Old Women as the Parents of a
family unit that in many cases exceeded 8 Children.
So, the arguement it is wrong due to the Ideals of Society, is not one which holds much sway. Societies main desire is to eliminate the Family and
replace it with the "Village" as Hillary and Oprah tend to think.
But I would say today, because we are held back from being educated, and not ever taught about being accountable for anything, we are not as prepared
for the roles of Manhood and Womanhood as we have been in the Past.
[edit on 4-7-2010 by Shane]