View Poll Results: Should adultery be a criminal offense punishable by jailtime?

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  • Obviously! It should carry MMS and strict for 2nd++ offense..

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  • Yes, jailtime.

    4 3.64%
  • Yah, first fine, then jail, mild jail time.

    1 0.91%
  • Hmm.. Perhaps..

    8 7.27%
  • No..

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    Re: Should adultery be a criminal offense punishable by jailtime?

    Quote Originally Posted by scourge99 View Post
    Why?

    Because someones feelings got hurt?
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    Re: Should adultery be a criminal offense punishable by jailtime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
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    Why bother posting if you aren't going to backup your arguments? You could have just filled out the poll and left.

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    Re: Should adultery be a criminal offense punishable by jailtime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    Sure. I have been doing it all through this thread and will continue to do so when I return.
    Then you can explain why jailing my father would have made my life better.
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    Re: Should adultery be a criminal offense punishable by jailtime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    If nothing else, the sources I gave from Matthew seal it up.
    Matthew 5:28
    But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

    According to Jesus in this passage, a man commits adultery when he lusts after a woman just by looking at her. Jesus further teaches that men should not do this.
    SO this passage:
    a)only applies to married men looking at unmarried woman
    b) unmarried men looking at unmarried woman
    c) married men looking at other married woman
    d) all of the above
    e) just the ones to make your argument?

    It says none of the above.

    Jesus is telling the people that desire can be bad. This is NOT a passage about creating law forbidding adultery as adultery is already presumed wrong. Matthew 5:28 (King James Version) :: Forerunner Commentary :: Bible Tools

    Thus, the question remains, HOW WAS ADULTERY DEFINED?

    Matthew 5:32
    But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for marital unfaithfulness, causes her to become an adulteress, and anyone who marries the divorced woman commits adultery.
    this is irrelevant.
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    Re: Should adultery be a criminal offense punishable by jailtime?

    Quote Originally Posted by scourge99 View Post
    SO this passage only applies to married men looking at unmarried woman, unmarried men looking at unmarried woman, married men looking at other married woman, all of the above or just the ones to make your argument? It says none of the above. Jesus is telling the people that bad thoughts are just as bad as the action itself. This is NOT a passage about creating law forbidding adultery as adultery is already presumed wrong.

    Thus, the question remains, HOW WAS ADULTERY DEFINED?

    this is irrelevant.
    My wife has a sense of humor.

    If a hottie is nearby, she'll often nudge me and say "here's one for you".

    I always hoped it was a bi-curious side of her coming out, but I think it's just her way of being cool.

    Anyway, if I look - is that adultery? Is she committing adultery vicariously through me by doing so, and would she be prosecuted?

    This topic is so laughable on so many different levels.
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    Re: Should adultery be a criminal offense punishable by jailtime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Obvious View Post
    Anyway, if I look - is that adultery? Is she committing adultery vicariously through me by doing so, and would she be prosecuted?
    The point of the passage isn't about discussing the morality of adultery. Adultery is already known to be immoral.

    For example, if I use marbles to show you how to do simple arithmetic then our discussion isn't about marbles even though marbles are involved, likewise, Jesus' use of the adultery isn't a discussion about adultery. There is a deeper meaning.
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    Re: Should adultery be a criminal offense punishable by jailtime?

    Quote Originally Posted by scourge99 View Post
    The point of the passage isn't about discussing the morality of adultery. Adultery is already known to be immoral.

    For example, if I use marbles to show you how to do simple arithmetic then our discussion isn't about marbles even though marbles are involved, likewise, Jesus' use of the adultery isn't a discussion about adultery. There is a deeper meaning.
    Then why criminalize it? On what basis?

    It's all about morality. Take morality out of the argument and it becomes a clear definition of breech of contract.

    I marry my wife with an agreement that neither of us boink anybody else. I boink the bartender and breech the contract.

    The original suggestion is that adultery wrecks marriages, families - ie: immoral.

    Clue me in if I'm missing something.
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    Re: Should adultery be a criminal offense punishable by jailtime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Obvious View Post
    Then why criminalize it? On what basis?
    I don't know. I don't think it should be. I'm trying to figure out why other people want it so badly beyond their petty emotional appeals and overbearing sense of morality.


    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Obvious View Post
    I marry my wife with an agreement that neither of us boink anybody else. I boink the bartender and breech the contract.
    I don't believe all marriage contracts have that clause. Infidelity clauses are in some.
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    Re: Should adultery be a criminal offense punishable by jailtime?

    Quote Originally Posted by creativedreams View Post
    Once you and your significant other feel like you two should bond (marry) and bear children then this is where the line starts...
    No... bonding doesn't require marriage, and marriage doesn't require bonding.

    Having children should be looked at as a privilage to those who are willing to commit and marry
    Commitment doesn't require marriage, and marriage doesn't require commitment.

    Children out of wedlock should be another issue logically addressed.
    So, in your opinion, people should sign a legal and otherwise meaningless piece of paper before having children? And likewise, signing that piece of paper is all about having children?


    So, all in all, you only concern yourself with the pain caused to others if they happen to have children? Anyone else's pain is irrelevant? Because I was talking about love and commitment, not children. You suddenly brought children into the mix as if they are required for love and commitment, and thus required in order for someone to be harmed enough by cheating as to result in jail time.

    So, only people who have signed a piece of paper and have children are worthy of being recognized for their pain and suffering?

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    Re: Should adultery be a criminal offense punishable by jailtime?

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    So, in your opinion, people should sign a legal and otherwise meaningless piece of paper before having children? And likewise, signing that piece of paper is all about having children?
    Yes...I think that having children should be looked at as a privilage just like driving a car is a privilage.

    To be able to have children without consequences you must first meet your significant other

    then go through classes sort of like drivers training and both must pass requirements to obtain a marriage license

    then be elegible to the privilage to bear children...

    After all this must take proper steps for a divorce and pay divorce tax before having any type of adultery relationship or have legal consequences

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