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“Momentous” Is Not An Overstatement

Posted on Dec 15, 2010 by Tom Gilson

Momentous indeed:

It is one thing, and isn’t another—and that’s not mere subjective opinion. Or so we read in What is Marriage, a new and momentous paper authored by First Things board member Robert P. George, along with former First Things assistant editor Ryan Anderson and Rhodes Scholar Sherif Girgis.

[From What is Marriage? » First Thoughts | A First Things Blog]

I had been thinking of compiling a list of articles explaining natural law (non-revelational) explaining why same-sex “marriage” isn’t marriage. This article almost does it all. It doesn’t cover every possible argument, but it is comprehensive and thorough both in presenting its own side and handling objections. It’s a true must-read.

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2 Responses to “ “Momentous” Is Not An Overstatement ”

  1. Elle says:

    Hi,

    This is completely unrelated to your post today, but I just wanted to say I found your website while doing an internet search and I am wowed! I am a committed Christian and have been for years, but am so often put off by the harshness of our language when explaining our theological views on controversial issues. I do believe that some things are black and white, but the beauty of my faith is the underserving Grace of God showered on each of us, and so I am offended when I see non-believers wounded by what we as the Church say and do. All of that to say, you are doing a masterful job of teaching the truth, with balanced viewpoints, and without judgement. You seem to be doing a great job of explaining why things are black and white when they are black and white, and of explaining your view point but not forcing it on others when they aren’t necessarily in black and white (I’m thinking of when you said you wouldn’t tell someone else they couldn’t read the Golden Compass, but you wouldn’t recommend it either. what a great way to handle that particular question). Anyway, this is just a kudos! and I look forward to using your blog as a resource for a great many things in the future!

    ~elle

  2. Tom Gilson says:

    Thank you for that strong encouragement, Elle.

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