Sex and the ‘single’ banker
September 13, 2016 § 20 Comments
True, the church banned usury, and indeed, it took time for the realization to emerge that charging interest is not always tantamount to usury.
As usual, this gets things almost exactly backward. What took time was the relentless effort to obscure the specific difference between mutuum loans and other contracts beneath a fog of anti-realist obfuscation and ‘pastoral accommodation,’ digging a memory hole into which to discard bedrock moral doctrine.
In the future we can expect similar chin-stroking sage and knowing pronouncements:
True, the Church banned contraception and adultery, and indeed, it took time for the realization to emerge that infertile sex and multiple lifetime partners are not always tantamount to contraception and adultery.