Perusing the evolution of the laws in different countries, customs in the bible, the Quran and the evolution of the Age of Consent in America and beyond, they may have sufficient grounds. Pedophile is an insult, but sex with an adolescent is not! Oh my goodness, this is outrageous! Hold your fire, you little ignorant hypocrite!
Puberty is “the stage of physical development at which one becomes capable of sexual reproduction.” (Gerow, 1992). In Bolivia, the Age of Consent is the age of puberty. What age can a woman put to birth? This will help us to determine the age of puberty and then compare with the age limits set by the different laws. You can get a drink because we are going for a ride.
I keep hearing people say that "the Bible says, the Bible says," but I don't think that the Bible makes any prescription on the Age of Consent. Surprisingly, the same people who say the Bible says have sex out of marriage. The only thing the Bible is clear about sex is illicit sex-fornication, adultery, bestiality, incest, rape and homosexuality! Yeap, you heard me well- HOMOSEXUALITY! The homosexuals do not even have the locus standi to condemn other countries' Age of Consent because the bible is clearer about homosexuality than about the Age of Consent.
The law varies from country to country. Whose law will be considered superior, and whose will be inferior? In dealing with this, we are faced with morality against legality. Does it mean that because something is legal it is moral, or is something illegal if it is immoral? Here is an example.
Senator Yerima is even adding one year to make it 13 in Nigeria. Does it mean the Mexicans who wed 12 year olds are perverts? How about in America where there are states authorizing young people to be married at 14 with parental permission? Would the person marrying the 14 year old with parental permission be called a pervert, or would the parents be called perverts?
Josephus annotates that Jewish parents gave their daughters in marriage when they attained puberty. What age again do girls attain puberty? Would we call those marrying those Jewish girls, perverts?In Georgia, if a man sleeps with a 17 year old, he is law-abiding, but if a teacher sleeps with a 17 year old student, he has broken the law. Does dropping out of school increases the age of the woman? That is the foolishness of human beings.
Now that Christianity is being sidelined, we can expect a lot of bizarre things to happen. Christianity brings with it a behavior that restraints evil. Islam and Asian religions instead promote child marriages.This is not agitprop for Christianity; it is merely a historical fact and reminder. If you are against child marriages and underage sex, then you must become a Christian! Looking at things like this should encourage the Bible to be taught in schools because then they will be well enlightened against adolescent sex. Christianity should be the state religion in America, so that we can use the Bible to curb this and other sexual vices. Until such time though, it is difficult to prove from the Bible that God prescribes an age of Consent. The second part will deal with the marriage age.
The conclusion then will be that the woman or man can get married when he or she is able to assume his or her sexual duties in marriage because marriage is a bond in blood which is sexually administered. Personally, I don't see why people marry young girls and boys. However, my desire, opinion or perspective is not moral law. It is just important to know that if the Bible does not prohibit something, that thing is morally right, albeit, it may not be culturally or and legally right.
“Bonyfish beware because the same net that caught the jawless fish, caught the cartilaginous fish” (Hamilton Ayuk). Beware earthly paradise seekers because there is a serpent in every paradise"(Hamilton Ayuk). "It is not how well you know a person; it is how well you treat them that they will live longer and happier with you." Idle people write, idler people read, and idlest people read and whine that idle people are taking their time (Hamilton Ayuk).