“when Christians now try to discuss marriage in the public square, we are likely to be speaking a dead language. Our assumptions are fundamentally antithetical to those of the wider cultural consensus. The traditional Christian concept of marriage differs from the new not simply in terms of gender politics but in terms of its most fundamental purposes. No longer is marriage for procreation and companionship. It is about providing me with a context for my own satisfaction, fulfillment, and success.”+skevoid
I'm really not shocked by the article, because I'm aware of how my views contradict the wider cultural consensus. I just got fed up with hearing the same story being trotted out by the secular media; 'marriage has evolved, now it's all about personal fulfillment.' I decided to represent a different viewpoint here, one which was really taken for granted by most people until as recently as 60 years ago. This I did as I believed that an educational video needed a little bit of balance. You can continue to consider me one of the unenlightened if you like. I know that many just think the video is just a plain presentation of facts. They think I'm reading something into it that's not there. That is a sad consequence of modern education. Very few people have been taught to think about what they consume. A simple paying of attention reveals an assumption: "there are no objective truths about marriage." Well I'm sorry Ted-Ed I'm not letting that go unchallenged.
What has shocked me a bit is being called a fanatic just because I'm not a moral relativist and a materialist. Now if that ain't irony I don't what is. There is a dictatorship of relativism at work in modern culture, and anyone who expresses a belief in objective truth is likely to be ridiculed.