Credible Marriages by Louis R. Tarsitano

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Credible Marriages

Louis R. Tarsitano on the Christian Destruction of Marriage

Devoted readers of Touchstone may recall that in 1998 I wrote a longish piece on “plausible people”: the replacement of traditional argumentation based in facts, ideas, and reason by people who serve as living images of various sorts of sentiments and emotions. Thus, the more compelling the image, the more likely that members of the general public, indoctrinated by the movies, television, and the Internet to believe that images are the reality, would be to find the sentiments and emotions being represented “plausible”—that is, as likely and desirable models for their own sentiments and emotions.

My original interest in plausible people grew from what many people might consider a prejudice. I firmly believe that the Holy Scriptures are not merely a set of images, impressions, or emotions, but God’s Word Written. Divine Revelation is a matter of objective divine content, inspired and preserved by God the Holy Ghost, rather than a collection of subjective, human religious emotions.

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Louis R. Tarsitano (d. 2005), a former associate editor of Touchstone, was a priest of the Anglican Church in America and rector of St. Andrew?s Church in Savannah, Georgia. He also was the co-author, with Peter Toon, of Neither Archaic Nor Obsolete: The Language of Common Prayer & Public Worship (Brynmill Press, Ltd., 2003).

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