Policies Should Evolve

There can be no doubt that the historical religions have evolved over the periods in which they have existed. Moral laws that previously existed have been changed or dropped entirely. The notion of sexuality policies is ambiguous for it could mean policies concerning sexual gender, or it could mean policies concerning sexual behavior. With regard to the former it seems to me that all religions should update their practices to embrace gender equality. The notion of an exclusively male priesthood is an outdated historical artifact. With regard to policies concerning sexual practices religions should also update their moral laws. Some religions originally embraced polygamy and have evolved to disavow having multiple spouses. Other religions still permit that practice. Policy concerning homosexuality is another such case. Overall which practices to change and which to retain is a moral question. Thus, the notion that divine law is eternal and unchanging is false.



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