I found our discussion on values and behavior (On Religion as an Individual Code of Behavior) particularly useful. Here I wish to summarize my conclusions and illustrate the arguments further with reference to the ongoing changes in attitude towards the institution of marriage. The principal conclusions are the following:
- Moral values and related behaviors are not static. They can often change with surprising rapidity.
- The possibility of change can be triggered by any number of reasons – wars, famines, technology, etc.