Homosexuality Will Destroy the World

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In their book The Lessons of History, historians Will and Ariel Durant

caution that, "No man, however brilliant or well-informed, can come in

one lifetime to such fullness of understanding as to safely judge and

dismiss the customs or institutions of his society, for these are the

wisdom of generations after centuries of experiment in the laboratory

of history. A youth boiling with hormones will wonder why he should

not give full freedom to his sexual desires; and if he is unchecked by

custom, morals or laws, he may ruin his life before he matures

sufficiently to understand that sex is a river of fire that must be

banked and cooled by a hundred restraints if it is not to consume in

chaos both the individual and the group." (Durant 43) The rebellion and

sexual revolution against the alleged "archaic" and "outdated"

traditions and customs of the ancients plays a significant role in the

modern acceptance of licentious behavior between men and women, and

most especially in upholding homosexuality as well. To lightly dismiss

such lessons from history in favor of this "enlightened" worldview is

short-sighted, foolish and self-defeating. Homosexuality is a mental

and cultural aberration that must be seen as the disease it is instead

of being condoned, if not praised.

Literary critic, novelist, Christian apologist and philosopher C. S.

Lewis, on the subject of adherence to tradition, writes in The

Abolition of Man that, "In the older systems both the kind of man the

teachers wished to produce and their motives for producing him were

prescribed by the Tao - a norm to which the teachers themselves were

subject and from which they had claimed no liberty to depart. They did

not cut men to some pattern they had chosen. They handed down what

they had received: they initiated the young neophyte into the mystery

of humanity which over-arched him and them alike. It was but old birds

teaching young birds to fly." (Lewis 451) The ancient world, with few

exceptions, universally condemned homosexual practices. Although it

was most severely censured with the advent of Christianity, it was

thoroughly denounced by the ancient Hebrews (i.e. Genesis 19:1-12;

Leviticus 18:22, 20:13) as well as in the long-lived pagan societies

such as the ancient Greeks and amongst Roman, Frankish and Teutonic

tribal cultures (Flaceliére 62-4). Christianity by no means instigated
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