Devastating Consequences of Promiscuity: Real & Imagined

“In 1934 Cambridge anthropologist Dr. J. D. Unwin published Sex and Culture. In it he examined 86 cultures spanning 5,000 years with regard to the effects of both sexual restraint and sexual abandon. His perspective was strictly secular, and his findings were not based in moralistic dogma. He found, without exception, that cultures that practiced strict monogamy in marital bonds exhibited what he called creative social energy, and reached the zenith of production. Cultures that had no restraint on sexuality, without exception, deteriorated into mediocrity and chaos. In Houposia: The Sexual and Economic Foundations of a New Society, published posthumously, he summarized:

In human records, there is no instance of a society retaining its energy after a complete new generation has inherited a tradition which does not insist on pre-nuptial and post-nuptial continence. . . . The evidence is that in the past a class has risen to a position of political dominance because of its great energy and that at the period of its rising, its sexual regulations have always been strict. It has retained its energy and dominated the society so long as its sexual regulations have demanded both pre-nuptial and post-nuptial continence. . . .

I know of no exceptions to these rules.

Indeed, Unwin’s research, conducted from a secular perspective, demonstrated that all advanced societies studied, when at their cultural and productive apices, built temples to whatever gods they worshiped. It was in this subjugation of the secular to the sacred, of the limbic to the lobe, that they peaked in their self-control and, therefore, in their self-determination. Will Durant, who described himself as agnostic, also found that “there is no moral substitute” for religion in providing this tempering of the limbic.”

This entire post, up until this paragraph was excerpted from “Slave Master: How Pornography Drugs & Changes Your Brain” by Donald L. Hilton, Jr. in Salvo 13, Summer 2010. To understand the entire significance of this post’s title, please read the complete article! If you’re up to seriously exploring issues of sexual ethics, societal decay, promiscuity, addictive behaviors as illicit attempts to assuage life’s wounds, and the truth behind the facade of the homosexual agenda I would recommend not only the preceding article, but also the excellent collections of essays titled God, Gays & the Church: Human Sexuality in Christian Thinking , published by and available from the Latimer Trust.