No, Traditional Marriage and Family Are Not ‘Recent Inventions’

Oct 11, 2017 by

by Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch:

Those who hate the traditional married family unit utilise all sorts of means to attack it, denigrate it, and undermine it. One quite common ploy used over the past few decades is to claim that the family structure of mum, dad and the kids, cemented by marriage, is an historical aberration.

They say this is really just a fluke of history, and they even claim that it only really ever existed in the 1950s! This sort of radical historical revisionism and social deconstructionism has been heard far too often by those on the left. But it just happens to be patent nonsense.

It is the same propaganda stunt that Hitler’s Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels spoke about: “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.” So the leftists, feminists, and homosexual activists have been rehashing this lie for years now.

Let me offer just a few examples of this. One Melbourne University academic and lesbian activist spoke of “the continuation of outdated 1950s family values that are deeply homophobic and fearful of women raising children without men”.

Or as one Australian leftist put it: “The ‘50s were the golden era of the nuclear family. It wasn’t the way it was before or the way it has been since. It’s an historical blip, an aberration”.

We get more of the same from a professor who said that today’s nuclear family is an “aberration” left over from the 40s and 50s. “It’s not functional now, and it never has been. That is why this type of family is surrounded by so much legislation and moral discourse. It needs propping up because it’s not a natural unit.”

So the natural family is an aberration, is not natural, and it is simply a relic of the 1950s! The ability of the ideological left to simply make things up as they go along, and to boldly and blatantly rewrite history is absolutely shocking. But sadly it happens all the time.

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see also

Is there a biblical vision of fatherhood? By Ian Paul, Psephizo

Why won’t the government talk about marriage, ask Iain Duncan Smith? By Jack Doyle, MailOnline

The worm that is killing married love, by Carolyn Moynihan, MercatorNet

 

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