Tonight's episode of Sister Wives gave us a clear picture of why religion and science sometimes do not mix.
Kody sat down with daughter Mykelti and her boyfriend John to explain why they shouldn't kiss. His general reasoning was okay - don't make a mistake and believe a relationship is true love because that can lead to heartbreak. However, the rest of his speech was very strange.
His first interesting statement was that when someone kisses another person, the hormones go into the other person's mouth. Right...so...hormones are now transmitted via kissing? I'm not exactly sure about that one. Kody said he's read enough about science to back him up, so I guess he's reading some very inaccurate scientific materials.
Secondly, he said something about not sowing your wild oats, which Mykelti translated to mean that if she kisses her boyfriend, she's stealing a kiss from her future husband. Riiiiight. I'm not quite sold on this theory either. But then again, I don't really understand religion in many cases, so, yeah. If you kiss someone now, it's not stealing a kiss from someone in the future. I'm just saying. And besides, in the opening credits, Kody says, "love should be multiplied, not divided". So, he can love multiple women at once, but Mykelti can't experience love unless she marries the guy? Lots of people experience heartbreak during their lives, and it can make you stronger. Kissing - and loving - someone does not detract from future relationships.
Religion vs. science...it can be a dangerous thing.
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