Thursday January 17, 2008 I revised a dream last night, for the first time in a while.
***ACA (Adult Children Anonymous) meeting.
***Got a good start on an essay: “Political Forecasting As a Spiritual Exercise.”
From the Volokh Conspiracy:
[Eugene Volokh, January 17, 2008 at 1:15am]
Mike Huckabee Hasn’t Been Paying Attention to His Bible:
From a Beliefnet interview [ http://www.beliefnet.com/story/228/story_22873.html ]
“And the same thing would be true of marriage. Marriage has historically, as long as there’s been human history, meant a man and a woman in a relationship for life. Once we change that definition, then where does it go from there?”
Christians and modern Jews do not approve of polygamy, but surely anyone who believes in the Bible has to acknowledge that it attests to the widespread existence of marriage between a man and multiple women. (Nor is Huckabee just saying “a man and a woman” as a slip for “heterosexual”; immediately after this, he goes on to distinguish “a man and three women.”)
Some of the comments defend Huckabee. 1) He obviously meant marriage should have been monogamous throughout history, rather than that it was. Adam and Eve were monogamous. 2) It’s been true throughout Christian history, which is obviously what Huckabee meant. 3) The other candidates are also saying stupid things.
Ursula Vernon gives more of the Hama Sutra: http://ursulav.livejournal.com/720351.html Not safe for underage hamsters; not safe for work.