I have previously written about the issue of homosexuality from my perspective as a Christian regarding that behavior, so instead of rehashing whether the behavior is right or wrong from a Biblical perspective, I thought I would look at it from a different, maybe logical point of view.

I suppose the title of this piece might give an indication of my thinking, but before I get to that, I thought a look at the history of marriage would be helpful. It is not surprising to note that in all societies in all times marriage has been recognized in one form or another, but the common denominator has been an almost exclusive recognition that marriage was between a man and a woman. Sometimes the marriages were arranged, sometimes there were exchange marriages where two clans would come together and exchange young people in arranged marriages,  sometimes group marriage, sometimes polygamy, sometimes marriage was restricted to within the family or clan, sometimes marriage was chosen by the partners themselves based on mutual attraction, but once again almost exclusively the union was of men and women in order to order society and to raise children. Marriages have only recently been redefined in some Western (Christian) countries as between members of the same sex. Kind of weird that.

Societies always regulate human relations in order to organize and perpetuate the culture. It is in the interest of society to regulate relations among themselves and they do so, not for the interests of the individuals but for the perpetuation and benefits of society as a whole. If that is the case then is there a reason that some relations are encouraged and others are not?

Well, my wife has written on her blog about the benefits to society of married families, so I refer you to her space. Suffice it to say, there is a very strong interest in society regulating interpersonal behaviour to preserve, perpetuate and prosper their culture.

That gets me to the part about  passing laws. It is laughable to me that we would think that we could pass a law to change the intrinsic nature of a thing. If we passed a law stating that the oceans were filled with fresh water, would it make it so, would we be able to drink it safely? Ridiculous question, of course, but for some reason we think we can pass a law to say that two men or two women can constitute a marriage. We can pass the law, but that does not make it so.

This reminds me of a passage in Psalms 2:

The kings of the earth rise up
    and the rulers band together
    against the Lord and against his anointed, saying,
“Let us break their chains
    and throw off their shackles.”

The One enthroned in heaven laughs;
    the Lord scoffs at them.”

So, I reckon God is still in His heaven and is looking at us trying to break His “chains”  and throw off His “shackles” and just laughing at our inept attempts to change the very nature of human relations by passing laws. From His point of view it is pathetically funny, unfortunately, we may have to live through the effects of misguided and ignorant law. It would be similar to passing a law that the  seas were filled with fresh water and then trying to use that water to drink and irrigate our gardens and crops. We would all surely die.

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