[Turing 2013] Christian Entry #12

This is the twelfth and final entry in the Christian round of the 2013 Ideological Turing Test.  This year, atheists and Christians responded to questions about sex, death, and literature.    Polyamory Since the dawn of humanity, the divine model for intimate love has been simply one of paradise: the incomparable union between two people. Compelling and enduring, our legal system has taken this cue for intimacy, defining the structure for marital partnership as limited to two a … [Read more...]

[Turing 2013] Christian Entry #11

This is the eleventh entry in the Christian round of the 2013 Ideological Turing Test.  This year, atheists and Christians responded to questions about sex, death, and literature.    Polyamory I had a philosophy professor once who liked to say, "Always start by making distinctions," and that's where I'm going to begin on this issue. Polyamory is an intentionally general term, encompassing both what I'll call polygamy and what I'll call group marriage.Polygamy is found fairly c … [Read more...]

[Turing 2013] Christian Entry #10

This is the tenth entry in the Christian round of the 2013 Ideological Turing Test.  This year, atheists and Christians responded to questions about sex, death, and literature.    Polyamory Well, first of all, I'm a Protestant, and Protestants generally only consider baptism and communion to be sacraments. That said, I have a lot to say about the ethics of polyamory from a Christian perspective, way more than I could ever fit in here, but I'll try to give a summary.One reason I f … [Read more...]

[Turing 2013] Christian Entry #9

This is the nineth entry in the Christian round of the 2013 Ideological Turing Test.  This year, atheists and Christians responded to questions about sex, death, and literature.  Note, this one came in without linebreaks due to formatting, so I guessed... and then the author emailed me and they're now correct.  Polyamory I don't think there is even a question about the sacrament being monogamous, so lets talk about the social institution.While special revelation makes it much c … [Read more...]

[Turing 2013] Christian Entry #8

This is the eighth entry in the Christian round of the 2013 Ideological Turing Test.  This year, atheists and Christians responded to questions about sex, death, and literature.    Polyamory Marriage, at its core, is limited solely to the union of two persons. I don’t know very much about civil marriage, but I can attest that natural marriage is dictated according to natural law and oriented toward the building of the family. Because it cannot exist without the complementary natures of … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday to Me!

I am 24 and They Might Be Giants have a heartwarming message for me:Just like last year, I'm spending my birthday at a CFAR workshop, so we'll see if anyone tops last year's rendition of the Happy Birthday song: "May you live to be omega, may you live to be omega..." I'll add, in a terribly self-serving way, that I have a list of books I mean to read and review here at Amazon.  And if you particularly want me to get to one... there are ways of making that happen.  (But if a b … [Read more...]

[Turing 2013] Christian Entry #7

This is the seventh entry in the Christian round of the 2013 Ideological Turing Test.  This year, atheists and Christians responded to questions about sex, death, and literature.   Polyamory I'm choosing to assume that the question is not about the enforcement of limitations on an activity by definite political/religious authorities, i.e., not about the social/spiritual planning measures of committeemen attempting to promote beatitude or create a perfect Fourierist phalanx (or whatever else). T … [Read more...]


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