Robert P. George, Princeton University professor of jurisprudence is this country’s most influential conservative Christian thinker. In his essay, "After Same-Sex Marriage: Is Polyamory Next?" George states that if Obergefell stands the question of legal recognition of polygamous and other polyamorous partnerships cannot be avoided. The arguments of 'gays' and lesbians who want to retain the idea of same-sex marriage while denying legal recognition of polyamorous marriages will sound weaker and weaker, more and more like mere rationalizations for stigmatizing what many people (for now, at least) still find icky. But under the pressure of the natural human desire for rational consistency,
" the liberal movement and the Democratic Party will gradually come to embrace the polyamorists’ cause. And liberal jurists, though they may swat away on procedural grounds the first few constitutional challenges to marriage laws excluding polyamorists’ romantic bonds from recognition, will eventually have to say B (logically embrace polyamory)."
Will there be a C? Sure:
" That will likely be the abolition of laws against consensual adult incest (parent-child or sibling) and, correspondingly, the elimination of consanguinity laws forbidding marriage between a parent and his or her adult child and between adult siblings. Western Europe was a bit ahead of the U.S. on same-sex marriage, and is now pointing the way forward for sexual liberals on incest as well. Germany’s National Ethics Council this year issued a report urging parliament to revoke legal prohibitions of incest involving consenting adults, arguing that these prohibitions violate “fundamental freedoms” and “force people into secrecy or to deny their love.”
If one grants the premises of sexual liberalism—that consenting adults have a right to enter into whatever types of sexual relationships they like without state interference—and embraces the revisionist conception of same-sex marriage as committed sexual-romantic companionship,
"then what the German Ethics Council says has to be correct. Its logic is impeccable. If there is a flaw, it must be in the premises. And yet the premises are precisely the ones that have been adopted by the liberal movement and the Democratic Party in our time. So C will come in due course, unless A is abandoned." ("After Same-Sex Marriage: Is Polyamory Next?" Robert. P. George, The American Interest, Aug. 25, 2015)
While Prof. George is correct in his assessment that the logic behind same-sex marriage justifies a right to polyamory followed logically by incest, the reach of his logic falls much too short. It needs to extend all the way back to the ultimate questions, particularly, "where did everything come from?" and "what is man?"
With respect to "where did everything come from?" the answer for Western civilization is the Revealed Word of God:
"In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth." (Gen. 1:1) "...God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them." (Gen. 1:27)
"You alone are the LORD. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship you." (Nehemiah 9:6) "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning." (John 1:1-2) "You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being." (Rev. 4:11)
The supernatural One God in three Persons created two sexes, male and female, each one an individual person consisting of body and soul/spirit. The term 'person' originated in Christian theologies developmental struggle to comprehend the nature and experience of the transcendent, personal Triune God:
"The derivative concept of human personhood is a gift of the Christian faith to culture…” (Stephen P. Stratton, Chapter 14, p. 247, The Self, Paul Vitz & Susan M. Felch, Editors)
Building off of this historically unique concept, St. Augustine (AD 354-430) affirmed that as all men are the spiritual image-bearers of the transcendent, personal One God in three Persons then it logically follows that each person is a trinity of being — of soul/spirit and body (physical matter).
In Christian thought, a person is a soul/spirit and personality is the total individuality of the soul/spirit. Without spirit (mind, will, and conscience) there is no person. It is on this historically unique Christian definition of person that America’s Constitutional Republic is grounded, making America’s founding documents great spiritual documents delineating the God-given spiritual property and temporal rights of “we the people.”
Ultimately, same-sex marriage, LGBTQ, polyamory and incest followed eventually and logically by bestiality are the fruit of the antithesis of the Revealed Word: modern evolutionary pagan monism and its two-in-one (androgyny) ideal. The antithesis changes the truth of God into a lie so that the creature can worship and serve "him, her, or itself." (Romans 1:25)
Modern Western monism is the fruit of a great cosmological shift that occurred in the seventeenth century. What the shift yielded was both an anti-supernatural Holy Creator God and wholly naturalistic or pagan understanding of the universe (monism), philosophy and scientific method and a secular-pagan understanding of man and politics:
“The two occur as part of one revolution because the shift in the meaning of nature includes human nature as well.” (“Politicizing the Bible,” Scott Hahn and Benjamin Wiker, p. 257)
In the classic work “Earth’s Earliest Ages” (1876), G.H. Pember (1837-1910) provides affirmation of Wiker and Hahn’s conclusions. Pember, an English theologian, said today we see men “of this nineteenth century” returning to the evolutionary and monistic occult wisdom traditions of “long past, and modern thought sustaining its flight upon the wings of ancient lore.” Almost every characteristic,
“…. of antiquity seems to be returning. Open intercourse with demons is being renewed on a vast scale in the very heart of Christendom….numerous circles are carrying on magical practices (and the) ancient Mysteries (are being restored together with) mesmeric healings….astrology….and other practices….And, impossible as it would have seemed a few years ago, all these ‘superstitions’ are floating back….upon the tide of ‘modern thought.” They come no longer veiled in mystery, “but in accordance with the spirit of the age, present themselves as the fruit of science…progress….and evolutionary philosophy.” (Earth’s Earliest Ages, G.H. Pember, pp. 243, 245)
Today anti-creation evolution, anti-supernatural monism, anti-two-created-sexes pagan ideal, and the ancient occult pagan lore undergirding all of it is promoted by its Gnostic pagan practitioners as more than mere science. Evolution is promulgated as an ideology, a secular religion,
“…a full-fledged alternative to Christianity, with meaning and morality. I am an ardent evolutionist and an ex-Christian, but I must admit that in this one complaint – and Mr [sic] Gish is but one of many to make it – the literalists are absolutely right. Evolution is a religion. This was true of evolution in the beginning, and it is true of evolution still today…. Evolution therefore came into being as a kind of secular ideology, an explicit substitute for Christianity.” (Michael Ruse, Professor of Philosophy and Zoology at the Univ. of Guelph, Canada)
Modern Gnostic pagans claim scientific neutrality as a general operating assumption. Two applications of modern pagan thought are deconstructionism and evolution, an anti-creation account predicated upon the idea of relentless change. Evolution is an inverted exegesis that deconstructs and reduces man in the spiritual image of the One God in three Persons to a genderless aspect of the evolving universe of matter and energy, thus it is a species of deconstructionism (destructive criticism/critical theory) and relativism.
Deconstructionism is itself a form of relativism or nihilism (meaninglessness). For more than eighty years deconstructionism has been spilling into and contaminating our moral and culture sustaining institutions from seminaries and Biblical scholarship to academia, law, media, arts, and politics, thence our minds, individually and collectively.
Bill Cooper, author of The Authenticity of the Book of Genesis notes that for modern evolutionary pagans to choose to not believe the Word of God on an individual level is one thing. But in the past few hundred years the world has been witnessing a strange yet consistent phenomenon: institutionalized Biblical deconstructionism issuing in a concerted drive,
“…on an institutional level to rubbish the Scriptures altogether. It is nothing new of course. It’s just the scale of the enterprise which takes the breath away. And it’s not just international. It’s global.” (The Authenticity of the Book of Genesis, Bill Cooper, p. 7)
Evolutionary thinking, whether Gnostic pagan or theological (i.e., Teilhard de Chardin, Hugh Ross) rejects miraculous Special Creation (the six-day Genesis account ex nihilo) together with the Fall and teaches instead an inverted exegesis positing billions of years of evolutionary process eventuating in life arising from primordial matter, man from lower creatures and an eternally expanding cosmos.
This upside-down view leads to a philosophy of moral relativism because if men were once something else, a genderless blob of matter and then later on lizards and even later still some kind of ape-like creature, then not only are we going to become something else–maybe divine supermen, god-men, super robots or cosmic beings—-but nothing can be said about transgender, ‘gay,’ and lesbianism since all life forms ascended from a genderless blob of matter generated by a Big Bang which may or may not involve an impotent deistic or pantheist god shaped and limited by the theologians who are its creators.
With regard to soul/spirit, if life arose from chemicalsor a blob of matter and then billions of years later man evolved from lower life-forms, then his rational nature, his soul, differs not qualitatively but only quantitatively from the beasts. Like beasts, man is not a person but a creature of the earth. Like them he has no spirit—free will, higher mental faculties, and conscience. He is a fleshy androgynous robot or hominid whose brain is organized by the genome and the genome shaped by natural selection.
Worse, all evolutionary monist conceptions, whether secular atheist or theological, ultimately lack a source for life, consciousness, soul, and personhood as all are merely different expressions of anti-human nihilism which makes man equal to or lower than the nonhuman.
This serves as a license for all manner of crimes against humanity, especially the weakest, the hated, envied, despised and inconvenient. For example, in paganized America tens of millions of unborn humans have already been liquidated, our youth and now our military sexually perverted and mind-conditioned, and our Constitutional rights trashed while during the 20th century in excess of 160,000,000 human weeds, useless eaters, and unevolved dinosaurs were brutally murdered in one way or another by two evolutionary pagan regimes: the Godless pagan Soviet Union under Lenin, Trotsky and Stalin and the occult pagan National Socialist Germany under Hitler.
Today, the neutrality principle and evolutionary thinking are taken for granted throughout the college curriculum, just as they are in all aspects of modern thought and experience, especially within the progressive liberal community. Evolution not only undergirds biological and earth sciences, but also Freudian and Jungian psychology, anthropology, law, sociology, politics, economics, the media, arts, medicine, and all other academic disciplines as well as occult New Age spirituality and 'Christian' theological permutations such as evolutionary theism and the progressive creationism popularized by astronomer Hugh Ross.
Modernist theology and its’ primary doctrine evolution has stripped the Bible of its miraculous, historical and literal elements, thereby allowing it to be considered as one book of myths among many. No longer is it generally believed that the Bible, especially the Genesis account is the objective revelation of God, thus man is not a sinner, neither is he a person because he is not the spiritual image bearer of God. In the end, theological modernism is nothing more than nihilistic humanism in theological dress.
Today, Darwin’s theory touted as 'evolutionary fact' has finally reached saturation point in American government, law, media, education, healthcare, psychiatry, and increasingly within the whole body of the Church. This is why apostasy, atheism, agnosticism, occult paganism, suicide, lawlessness, pornography, drug use, mass murder, decadence, sodomy, abortion, and euthanasia have increased exponentially throughout America and the world.
It is also why America’s depraved, power-hungry, self-worshipping left-right ruling class has nearly succeeded in leveraging itself into the position of supreme law-givers and mind-and-conscience shapers.
America's Dying Soul
"No one needs to see films such as The Wolf of Wall Street or American Hustle to know that America is amputating its soul. Those who remember post-Christian Nazi Germany are grieving. They look at America’s demoralized church and ask: Can these bones live? (Ezekiel 37). (Vishal Mangalwadi, founder-president of BOMI/Revelation Movement, is an Indian philosopher and social reformer and author of The Book That Made Your World: How the Bible Created the Soul of Western Civilization)
The soul of America is being amputated under the onslaught of the neutrality principle, evolutionary thinking and Darwinism in particular and theological modernism with the following consequences:
1.The abandonment of our transcendent Triune God means abandonment of His Law together with the unique Christian definition of person and everything built upon it---spiritual property, unalienable rights, and morality---thereby turning our founding documents into useless pieces of paper.
2. Abandonment of immutable truth and absolute morality means that the morally unfettered criminal minds of men are the measure of all things. This is why our so-called political leadership, opinion and culture shapers, jurists, academics, bureaucracy, Planned Parenthood and increasing numbers of theologians are self-righteous hypocrites, liars, crazies, and murderous psychopaths. Many of them believe they are evolving into supermen, transcended masters and gods.
3. Abandonment of our exclusive Christian worldview has allowed our nation to disintegrate into moral and religious pluralism, otherwise known as multiculturalism. Historically, pluralism has been a sign that tectonic change is on the horizon. In this case, it presages America's transformation from its' Christian heritage to pagan and occult pantheist New Age, known politically as Agenda 21 but really totalitarian sociaism in a green dress.
4. Powerful, influential occult New Agers honeycombed within the UN, non-governmental agencies, and at every level of our government, academia, entertainment, media, and elsewhere, have been working towards this sea-change for a very long time now. In their eyes, the disintegration of America not only heralds the death of the hated Old Order grounded on the Genesis account but heralds the long-awaited quantum leap in evolution, the catastrophic chaos that will utterly destroy the old order and usher in the utopian 'golden age' of Aquarius.
The origin of the neutrality principle is the Garden of Eden. Its’ father is the Evil One who tempted Eve to approach the question of eating from the forbidden tree in a neutral, unbiased fashion. He slyly suggested that she adopt a neutral position in order to decide who was right, God or the snake. Like modern pagans of our own age Eve doubted and therefore rejected God’s Word as authoritative and conclusive. As a true neutralist she determined for herself which choice to take. (Gen. 3:4-6)
Tragically, todays’ Christian Church and Western culture have for so long been saturated with the worldview of the Evil One, meaning scientific neutrality and evolutionary monism paired with intellectual and moral autonomy, that the ungodly neutrality principle which deconstructs the Revealed Word and forbids the existence of the supernatural dimension, the fall, two sexes, immutable Truth and moral absolutes has been thoroughly ingrained in us. It is so constant and we are so accustomed to it that even within the church we fail to discern it.
Because of the triumph of the neutrality principle, millions ofspiritually darkened, morally debased Americans either do not know they are God’s spiritual image-bearers or because they have embraced evolutionary pagan or pantheism and reincarnation do not want to know. Either way, this is the real source of the spiritual cancer destroying our nation and freedoms that politics absolutely cannot fix.
The Way is still open however:
"Thou hast brought forth, O Lord, my soul from hell: thou hast saved me from them that go down into the pit." Psalm 30:3
Alexander Solzhenitsyn, who repented and returned to the Christian faith and his personhood (spiritual being) in the Gulag, sets out a spiritual way forward:
“…the primary key to our being or non-being resides in each individual heart, in (its) preference for specific good or evil…this (is) the most reliable key we have. The social theories that promised so much have demonstrated their bankruptcy, leaving us at a dead end. The free people of the West could reasonably have been expected to realize that they are beset by numerous freely nurtured falsehoods, and not to allow lies to be foisted upon them so easily. All attempts to find a way out of the plight of today’s world are fruitless unless we direct our consciousness, in repentance to the Creator of all. Without this, no exit will be illumined, and we shall seek it in vain….We must…recognize the horror perpetrated not by some outside force, not by class or national enemies, but within each of us individually, and within every society. This is especially true of a free and highly developed society, for here in particular we have surely brought everything upon ourselves, of our own free will. We ourselves, in our daily unthinking selfishness, are pulling tight the noose (and) we can propose only a determined quest for the warm hand of God, which we have so rashly and self-confidently spurned. Only in this way can our eyes be opened to the errors of this unfortunate twentieth century and our hands be directed to setting them right.” (Life Under the Lidless Eye, pp. 38-39, Lee Penn, SCP Journal, Vol. 37:1-37:2, 2013)