Wednesday, March 4, 2015

New Evangelizers Post: Secular Arguments for Traditional Marriage

I have a new article up at

That religion should be relegated to solitude in such an age is, then, paradoxical. But it is also dangerous for two reasons. In the first place, when the modern world says to us aloud, ‘You may be religious when you are alone’, it adds under its breath, ‘and I will see to it that you never are alone.”  - CS Lewis, The Business of Heaven
As of this writing, it is looking more and more likely that the Supreme Court of the United States will order all of the states to issue marriage licenses to people of the same sex.  I am not trying to be pessimistic, but I think that I am realistic.  But who knows, God can still do anything, so I will be praying for His Wisdom to be at work.

I am sure the debate will rage until then.  And in that debate we are often told that we cannot impose our Catholic religious beliefs on others.  We are not a theocracy, but a democratic republic (which will probably decree “gay marriage” through judicial edict rather than legislation). 

We are told that by bringing the Bible or Divine Revelation, we are imposing a religious standard on a secular government.  While I do not agree with this idea, let us concede the point.

If we are making an argument for traditional marriage as a standard, not just for Catholics, but for all people, then it should be able to stand solidly on human reason alone.

So let us look at some secular arguments of traditional marriage.

You can read the entire article here.

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