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BECAUSE - "Marriage" IS a Bad Idea,....and it should have been discarded a long time ago by anyone rational. You don't have to be an atheist to think that some bad habits and crazed customs are recreational activities for NUT CASES. Rational "CIVIL UNIONS" are all ANYONE should be willing to tolerate, let alone actively encourage. Mind you, this is not an attack on "bonding" and legal protections,.....this is inveighing against the whole Judeo- Christian roots and baggage associated with the habit. Time to "Move On. God" out of this cultural land fill.
- God is Imaginary - 50 simple proofs -
- Think about Marriage as described in the Bible
Most Christians consider marriage to be a sacred act created by God in the Bible. For example, on this page you can see Rick Warren stating: "I'm opposed to redefinition of a 5,000 year definition of marriage." At many weddings you will hear a Bible passage like Genesis 2:24 used to show God's view of marriage:
For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.
There is also the commandment that forbids adultery. If digging deeper, a Christian might selectively pull out other verses from places like Ephesians, as described in this article:
What Does the Bible Say About Marriage?
In doing this, however, the Christian is ignoring the rich tapestry of marriage types condoned by God and the Bible.
For example, there are many examples of polygamy in the Bible, all of them condoned by God. King David, for example, had many wives. Seven of his wives are listed in 1 Chronicles 3:1-5. In Acts 13:22 God says, "'I have found David son of Jesse a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do." And many other characters in the Bible had two or more wives, including Jacob.
The case of Jacob (described in Genesis chapters 28, 29 and 30) is fascinating because it shows several other attributes of Biblical marriage. For example, Jacob earns his wife as payment for seven years of work done. It is a contract between Jacob and the woman's father – the woman is mere property in a transaction and has no say in the matter.
However, the man that Jacob is working for tricks Jacob by giving him the wrong sister, and corrects the problem by letting Jacob work for another seven years for the second daughter. Now Jacob has two wives.
But the second sister is barren. So the second sister gives Jacob her slave to sleep with and have a child. All of this is done as part of God's plan and with God's active intervention (for example, God makes the second sister barren).
More charming cultural legacy follows at...
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Fresh HMAS Success scandal
Female sailor faces sex grope charge
Investigation launched into the incident
THE HMAS Success is embroiled in another alcohol-fuelled sex scandal after a female sailor allegedly went on a binge in Singapore.
It is believed the woman went ashore during a port visit this month, got very drunk and began to publicly grope her male colleagues.
http://www.news.com.au/national/female-sailor-faces-sex-grope-charge/story-e6frfkvr-1225860392867Fresh HMAS Success scandal Female sailor faces sex grope charge Investigation... more