Wednesday, January 18, 2012

How To Stop the Bastardy Epidemic (with divorce thrown in for good measure)

Virtue cannot be legislated, but behavior patterns can be reinforced or counteracted.  The wise legislator  devises laws to encourage responsible behavior and discourage behavior harmful to the individual and the community long-term.

1.  No male legally required to provide (financially or in any other way) for the support of a child conceived and born out-of-wedlock.

2.  State aid to unwed mothers cut off one year after the birth of the first illegitimate child.

3.  In no-fault divorces, full child custody automatically awarded to the father.

4.  Illegitimate offspring forbidden by law to receive any portion of the father's estate.

5.  The eldest surviving son conceived in wedlock required by law to receive a double portion of his father's estate (Deuteronomy 21:15-17).

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Quotation of the Day

Alan D. Strange writes,

"NL2K [W2K]... seems to be about an absolute dualism that has no integration point, a problem in any system. We must account for both unity and diversity, not simply diversity. I would say that the cosmic Christ who rules over all (and the church in a particular way) is the integration point.

"You may not think that Frame is getting it right, and that he’s all oneness without the proper distinction(s). But the solution is not diversity without unity, because God (who is three persons) is also one in His Trinitarian nature and Jesus Christ is one in the integrity of his theanthropic person in the Incarnation. A dualism that remains a true dualism will never do, any more than Tri-Theism or Nestorianism will.

"This one and many business is difficult stuff, I admit, but the Bible never solves it with an either/or but with a both/and that transcends our reasoning. That Christ is the head and king of the church does mean that He is not the king over all creation. And that the Scriptures teach us the way of justification does not mean that they do not teach us how to live as well (because sanctification is part of our redemption; not part of our justification or adoption, but part of our salvation)."