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Symmetry of Soul

Symmetry of Soul


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Each Tuesday, a broadcast focused on science, religion, and philosophy, based on the unifying concepts of The Urantia Book. Broadcasts begin 9:00 PM ET( for local start time). Co-hosted by Dr. Chris Halvorson, Andrea Barnes, Kermit Anderson, and Brad Garner. Artwork compliments of

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Marriage is the mother of all human institutions, for it leads directly to home founding and home maintenance—the structural basis of society. The differences between men and women, far from occasioning concern, should be... more

Pastoral living tended to create a new system of mores, the patriarchal type of family life. Under the herder and early agricultural mores, the basis of family unity was the unquestioned and arbitrary authority of the father. But although... more

Material necessity founded marriage, sex hunger embellished it, religion sanctioned and exalted it, the state demanded and regulated it, while in later times evolving love is beginning to justify and glorify marriage as the... more

In the early evolution of the marital mores, marriage was a loose union which could be terminated at will; among primitive peoples only about one half the marriages proved satisfactory. The ideals of marriage have made great progress... more

In the early history of marriage, various forms of communal associations evolved as men and women took the first steps toward living pairwise. From the herd, to one-man-at-a-time, to group marriage, to polygamy, marriage progressed... more

The ancients mistrusted love and promises, so a marriage was secured by a deposit—the purchase price of the wife. But eventually, to avoid the appearance of selling their daughters, fathers offset this price with... more

Marriage has progressed through many variations, from loose and promiscuous matings, toward ever higher standards, culminating in the union of one man and one woman to establish a home of the highest social order. The family, which... more

There are no pure races in the world today. The early and original evolutionary peoples of color have all become more or less intermixed. Hybridization is the secret of the creation of new and more superior traits; race blending greatly... more

Very early in social evolution, the mores tended to crystallize in restriction of sex relations among near relatives; outbreeding greatly increased the selective opportunity for evolutionary variation and advancement. Many tribes eventually... more

Primitive marriage was an investment, an economic speculation; it was more a matter of business than an affair of flirtation. Woman started out as the property of her father, who transferred his title to her husband. The chastity taboo had its... more