(For a complete discussion on the Catholic Church, please see our Chat with an Expert page.) For much of the world's population, the Bible is the final authority on right and wrong.
This is true both of devout Christians as well as those who may have some vague, indiscernible root in the Christian faith.
Fact is, that’s why these kinds of things are regulated.
In other words, it’s rough, and aside from the act of cannibalism, no single reflex of the hive mind triggers such a deep-seated, troglodytic response as whom we choose to couple with.
Which is funny, you know, because even with all of our proscriptions against incest and such, if you read your Bible you’ll notice that humans started with just one man and one woman, so clearly their children would have had to hook up to propagate our millennia-crossing, evolutionarily dominating species, right?
Now I’ve got all that sorted out, and we have great chemistry. Many say it’s “weird,” while others tell me to go for it. I’d rather not contribute to any negative stereotypes. I know it’s legally allowed, but is it socially acceptable?
Thank you, Michael Answer: Michael, We have often wondered the very same thing, or very nearly the same thing. ) Apparently, according to this related article, a little over 10 percent of all marriages in the world are between second cousins or closer.