Sunday, November 9, 2008

Thesis 6: The Biological Basis of Patriarchy

God creates people in Families.[1] No one is born autonomously[2]; every human being is born into a Family of at least a mother and a father. That Home is either a Godly Home or a dysfunctional (broken) home. “Individualism” is an inadequate sociological paradigm.[3]

[1] Genesis 1:27; Ephesians 3:15; Genesis 9:1; Genesis 29:31; Genesis 30:22; Psalm 127:3; Psalm 128:3-4; Isaiah 8:18; Malachi 2:15
[3] Genesis 2:18

The point of this thesis is that biologically speaking, human beings are created familialy. The family is self-replicating in a way other institutions are not.

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I've made room for more verses at [2]. When this Thesis was written in the 1980's, "cloning" was about as real as StarTrek. Now it appears that extra-familial birth is more of a reality. That renders this Thesis suspect, or at least requiring additional defense. Does cloning prove that the Family was a historical stage, no longer necessary? It certainly could become easier for human beings to be cloned than to reproduce them the old-fashioned way. Can this prove the superiority of the institutions of church and state through their ability to clone their own new members to compete with the Family and render the Family irrelevant? Does the Bible anywhere suggest the biological or moral superiority of the Family over church and state?

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