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From an evolutionary and anthropological concept I understand how incest went from being socially acceptable to a social and legal crime.
I am not sure if consensual incest constitutes a legal crime!
I have one question for religious views that deem incest as a sin. Judaism, Christianity and Islam deem incest a sin. At the same time they also state that all humans descended from Adam and Eve. That means the early humans had to have rampant incest. What is the reason for this contradiction?
Sorry I dont really have much idea about the religious views, but incest does seem so insane ! I guess I could attribute that to cultural conditioning.
As the familial institute grew it may have been felt that there are human relations other than those based on physical desires that could be just as well wholesome. Finer emotions got a chance to develop under the security and sanctity of familial relations. Love and affection, compassion, caring made inroads where earlier there was only the primitive physical craving. Morality developed on those lines.
Some other questions for everyone. Hypothetical scenarios.
- If you were stranded on a desert island with an immediate relative. After a few years you give up hope of being rescued. You can survive on the island though. The question is ' Is it Ok to sexually satisfy each other or not? Do you start a family and propagate your lineage or do you die out?
I doubt any woman would want to bring forth a child into such hostile conditions with anyone leave alone some relative. If I felt inadequate in anyway to look after my child's welfare why would I want to bring him/her into this world? The person and race be damned.
I'd probably let humans die out because I'm so squeamish about incest. Even if a God came and told me I was morally obligated and it was the right thing, I'd probably die ' for no good reason than my mind finds it icky.
Life would go on with me or without me. Somehow I don't even feel concerned about continuity of human race. I wouldn't deliberately do anything to finish it off and wouldn't be bothered much if it dies off. Whatever, but I refuse to be taken to ransom on that plea.
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