Quantcast
Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
Letter: Natural law doesn’t encourage “traditional” mating
First Published Jan 20 2014 03:29 pm • Last Updated Jan 20 2014 03:29 pm

Re "Natural law dictates 2-gender society," Forum, Jan. 14:

The idea that natural law dictates that marriage is only between a man and a woman has a several holes in it. The first is that the natural order provides two types of "marriage." Most pack animals are polygamous in nature.

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

The second would be serial monogamy. Most birds, fish and reptiles fall into this category. Male and female mate for one season then move on.

Then you have the wolf, with an alpha male and female who are the dominant animals and the only ones to have offspring. Then there is the bonobo society, where anything goes.

Saying something follows "natural law’ is an easy way of saying I do not want to think, and what I say, no matter what it is, is always right. This also could be said of one’s religion: Whatever the church fathers say is correct and cannot be questioned.

Scott Cardon

Ogden




Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment


About Reader Comments


Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
Staying Connected
Videos
Jobs
Contests and Promotions
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Login to the Electronic Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.