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June 28, 2013

Born to Cheat

I am, therefore I cheat? For the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point.

Writing for CNN, Meghan Laslocky argues that humans aren’t biologically wired for monogamy. Taking her cues from observing the animal kingdom, Laslocky says some humans just don’t have the brain wiring to stay with one sexual partner for a lifetime

“For most of human history,” she writes, “marriage was primarily a socioeconomic transaction. Spending the rest of your life with someone was more about the protection of property and the sharing of labor than it was about romance.”

She’s right that marriage wasn’t about romance, but she misses that it’s always been primarily about procreating and raising children. When we hear these arguments, we need to ask what is she assuming of human beings? First, that we are economically determined. Marx thought that too. And, that we can judge our behavior by the animals. Darwin thought that. Both saw human beings as far less than image of God, and we see the bad consequences of their ideas still today. For,  I’m John Stonestreet.

Further Reading

Face it: monogamy is unnatural” | Meghan Laslocky | | June 21, 2013

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