That objection, which men of this school used to make to the act of marriage, is really an objection to every act.
Every act is an irrevocable selection and exclusion.
Monogamy is unnatural, unrealistic and, besides, as the Economist puts it, “What’s wrong with infidelity?
” After hearing a bit of what contemporary culture says, let’s start with a question.
As we see in this video, true union, true intimacy requires a long journey of trials and sacrifice.
Every time we are required to break through the walls of egoism and suffer the puddles and accidents that life presents us with, we are taking one step closer to true union.
When you choose anything, you reject everything else.If two people are happy together, let them be together. [but] I don’t think it’s natural to be a monogamous person”.Alan Cumming rejects monogamy because it is “not something we are conditioned to do as animals”.Are we really going to content ourselves with saying that we “animals” are incapable of fidelity, and well…the best thing to do is to simply lower our expectations? It’s one thing to forgive someone for a moment of weakness (a truly human – if not divine – act); it’s another thing altogether to deny what being human is all about (I take offense to all this “come on… What if Christianity did not invent marriage, rather just took a deep look at who the human person is and decided to be faithful – no matter how much “bad press” it got – to what it saw?But uniqueness necessarily implies some form exclusivity.