Re: : : :: Celibacy: Everyday Presentations

Lief M. Hendrickson (hendrick@NOSC.MIL)
Wed, 20 Dec 1995 17:15:25 PST

On Dec 20, Douglass Drozdow-St.Christian wrote:

>> They generally preceed it.

>or not, as the case may be...

Nice try, but "generally" means with disregard of exceptions to
the prevailing trend. Check your statistics as to which trend is

>in samoa, where de facto marriages absent of any rites and licences save
>living together and claiming sexual exclusivity are the rule, few if any
>samoans would, by liefs definition, be considered spouses...

Read back. You'll see it does not apply to Somanas (or the many
other exceptions in all parts of the world).