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Missionary's Dilemma over Adultery Law

A scene from James Michener's Hawaii illustrates a weakness the apostle Paul noted in any law-based religion.

Abner Hale, a nineteenth-century missionary, is trying to help Hawaii's nobility institute some much-needed rules. One rule he insists on is no adultery.

But which adultery, they ask. "In Hawaii we have 23 different kinds of adultery."

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