posted on Jun, 6 2012 @ 11:38 AM
Originally posted by ErgoTheConfusion
Originally posted by OpinionatedB
I am blaming the cart for the horse? How so? Permiscuity...
This is where you are missing it. You are so conditioned to go straight from non-monogamy to promiscuity, disease, and bastard children.
Just because a person isn't monogamous doesn't mean they are promiscuous, diseased, or having unwanted children. That is caused by people not being
responsible. The same thing as if they were irresponsible with hazardous waste.
Originally posted by OpinionatedB
In your society what is best for society is not taken into consideration, I do get that, but you also cannot knock those societies who do take what is
best for all into consideration, rather than only what you percieve as best for you as an individual.
So if you as a monogamous person lived in a culture which required you to have 3 wives because the balance of men to women is 1/3... you would do this
even if it caused you emotional distress and discomfort and ultimately led to you resenting two of the wives and leaving them broken and shattered?
I'm absolutely taking what is best for society into consideration, though I understand why you can't see it yet.
You are making an *assumption* about what is best for society based on a very limited data set. You aren't looking at the bigger picture and thinking
about this from the perspective of if YOU were the one trapped in a society with taboos that don't work for you how you would feel.
edit on 2012/6/6 by ErgoTheConfusion because: (no reason given)
My 'limited date set" is from these countries which see sexual promiscuity as being permissable, and even a good thing. As I said before, not all
will have these same results, not every women who has sex outside of marriage will give birth to 5 children fathered by 5 men, none of whom are
willing to claim said children nor provide their needs, (etc) but laws are in place because very few in all actuality have anything close to
resembling common sense.
It is common sense in your mind not to commit murder, yet, not everyone is blessed by self same common sense as yourself therefore the country in
which you live has a law in place telling you this is bad and that this is an illegal act. This is in place for those not as blessed with common sense
The same goes with religious laws, certain laws are in place to tell people that some things can have horrible and far reaching consequences to those
involved parties as well as to society at large. I make the concious decision that some of these consequences can possibly effect me, using my
rational mind, even if I do not want them to, and that these potential consequences to self and society are injurous enough to make the decision to
follow the laws regarding.
Kind of like speeding, it is illegal to speed, you may think to yourself speeding is not in and of itself harmful, therefore will use common sense
when speeding. But someday you may find out those laws against speeding were in place for a very good reason, (reaction time to unknowns ahead etc)
and may accidently kill someone as a result of thinking you know best what the laws should be, or that the laws should not pertain to you because of
what you percieve as a higher intelligence.
In the end, it is to each his own, and religious people do not come to your door telling you not to have sex with whomever you please. But at the same
time it would be wrong of you to think that religious laws have no purpose, because they do. Not everyone has common sense, most do not know all the
possibles of each and every act nor the intelligence to think every single possible through before they make a decision, and then be the only one to
carry the affect of the consequence to bear.