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Worldview Made Practical Issue 2-23

Worldview Made Practical Issue 2-23

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Published by Freddy Davis
Is it Okay to Marry a Dog?
Is it Okay to Marry a Dog?

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Published by: Freddy Davis on Feb 22, 2008
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About Today’s Article
Sometimes we look at newspaper headlines and simply shake our heads – at least I do. Where do some people come upwith their ideas and behaviors? We see all kinds of immorality accepted as normal. Things that used to cause utter shockare now ho hum. Where did this all come from? Well, we know the answer to that, don’t we? It comes from people’sworldview foundation. It just so happens that there is an awful lot of non-Christian worldview behavior being expressed inour world.Today we are going to look at a couple of very recent newspaper reports which give us some indication of where theworld is headed. We are not doing this to create discouragement. Quite the contrary. As Christians, we can only fight thebattles we understand. There are a lot of people out there who need to know a relationship with Christ, and if we are go-ing to share with them, we need to know where they are coming from. So, we are not only looking at cases of bad behav-ior, we are looking at the worldview foundation which allows for it. This will give us inroads to share Christ even with thosewho might be the lowest of the low.
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Recently there was the story of man in India who married adog. He did this in order to atone for his sin of stoning todeath two dogs when he was eighteen years old – about 15years ago. He shares that after he did his dastardly deed,his legs and hands became paralyzed and he lost hearingin one ear. This paralysis caused him a great deal of physi-cal pain. So he sought the advice of an astrologer who toldhim the cure was to marry a dog. So he did.We, as intelligent and sophisticated people, might dismissthis story as coming out of an ignorant and superstitiousreligion. A culture which would prescribe and condone themarriage of a human to a dog obviously consists of primi-tive and ignorant people, right?Well, try this story on for size. This one came from thesame news service and leads with the headline –
Forecast:Sex and Marriage with Robots by 2050 
. This is the predic-tion of artificial intelligence researcher David Levy at theUniversity of Maestricht in the Netherlands. Levy did hisPh.D. work on the topic of human-robot relationships. Hepredicts that marriage between humans and robots will oc-cur around 2050, and that the state of Massachusetts withbe the first jurisdiction to legalize it.Of course, this is pure speculation on his part, but based onwhat has already occurred with humanity, it is not too big astretch to make a prediction like this. Some humans alreadyuse dolls as a substitute for human sexual relations andsome of these are already being wired into computers tocreate a virtual reality experience. It is not too far fetched tosee a day when human looking and feeling robots are cre-ated which have a human personality programmed in.When that happens, it is not out of the realm of possibility
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MarketFaith Ministries is an equipping ministry which is focused on helping Christians become more effectivein living out their faith in the midst of the increasingly diverse worldview environment of modern society.
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Volume 2 Number 23 November 28, 2007
Is it Okay to Marry a Dog?
(Marry a Dog - Continued from page 1)
that some people could become emotionally attached to these robots and a desire to marry them.So, what worldview would allow something like that? You won’t find this in some primitive society in India. This kind of mentality emerges out of modern Western societies which are strongly influenced by Naturalism. After all, Naturalismdoesn’t acknowledge any kind of transcendent morality. If it feels good, do it.To some, this topic may seem a little over the top. After all, there has to be a line drawn somewhere, right? Well, whowould have believed, even fifteen years ago, that homosexual marriage would be legal right here in the United States.Who would have believed that there would be entire countries, in various places around the world, which would have le-galized it, and that the push to make it even more prevalent is well on its way in many other places? And that is not all.There are interest groups which are trying to push the envelope even further. These groups are pushing to make it mor-ally and legally acceptable for there to be sexual relations between adults and children, multiple partners and even ani-mals. No, it is really not much of a stretch to go from homosexual marriage, to bestiality, to marriage with robots.Right about now you may be wondering why we are even dealing with this topic. It is because the origin of the idea thatthis kind of behavior is okay comes directly out of one’s worldview. As Christians, we believe that this kind of thinkinggoes completely against the purposes and ways of God. But, if other people believe it is okay, what can we do about it?At this point we are put in the position to either put up or shut up. It is one thing to have an internal sense, or a religiousbelief, that this kind of behavior is wrong. It is something else all together to know
it is wrong and how to effectivelyput forth our position. And to take it one step further, how do we create an environment where our values (the values of the Christian faith) are the ones which are followed by society and are the law of the land, rather than the values of theNaturalist?There is only one thing we can do in order to ultimately make a difference. We are going to have to learn how to be ef-fective witnesses for Christ in order to share the gospel – and do it in an intelligent way. We not only must know the mes-sage of the gospel, we have to know the beliefs of the Naturalist (and those of the other worldviews). We not only mustknow what we believe, but why we believe it. We must firmly grasp why our belief is right and others are wrong. It usedto be that it wasn’t so essential for the everyday Christian to have such extensive knowledge in these areas. But now wecannot get around it, if we are serious about making an impact for Christ in the world.
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Wow, it is really getting close to the end of the year. Perhaps there are some of you who are in a position to make somecharitable gifts for tax purposes. If so, we would like to ask that you consider giving to MarketFaith Ministries. If you feelthat our ministry is valuable to you and others who are trying to become competent in their Christian faith, please sendyour 
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contribution to: MarketFaith Ministries, 321 Anton Dr., Tallahassee, FL 32312.Oh, and feel free to contact us any time with comments, questions and suggestions.God bless,Freddy
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