Posted by Star the magic vegan at 01/14/17 01:18:06It sounds to me that either you are un-marriageable or perhaps you are afraid of the supreme commitment of love.
It is amazing how you can destroy and annihilate the purpose and meaning of all marriages in one sentence. You have found no meaning in the struggles and passions of Krishna and Rukmini, Abigail and John Adams, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, Marie and Pierre Curie, Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald, Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, John and Jackie Kennedy, Rama and Sita, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, and of course Romeo and Juliet. You have managed to desecrate any institution that represents love. Should we give you a bravo? Is that what you want?
By the way, marriage is mentioned in the Torah, the Bible, the Vedic literature, and in cuneiform and hieroglyphics. Marriage has been practiced by China, the Native American Peoples. Ancient African peoples, South Pacific peoples and in fact every culture on Earth. It is not a Western invention and it is not modern. In fact Europe was very late in its cultural development to support marriage in the lower classes.
Besides getting a marriage certificate from a government office for tax purposes, I fail to see your point about government intrusion through marriage. It is true the US has been culturally retarded in accepting inter-racial and gay marriages, but that is not a problem at this point in history.
Marriage is a sacred as you make it. Try making life and love sacred, you might find yourself living in a better world.
Posted by herwin at 01/14/17 15:31:59Marriage as we know it with its strong legal basis and dificulties to divorce are a modern western invention.
sure since the stone age, and many animals, a male and female bond together for a short or longer period. but when love ended it was pretty easy to seperate, no legal hassle, no social pressure, and no religious biblethumpers forcing women and men to stay together when love ended, and so creating a bad situation for many people.
The religious nazis are only opresing people with their twisted philosophy, anti sex, anti gay, its hate hate hate what religion preaches.
Anyone should be free from opresive dribble that marriage is sacred, bc it is just a sly way of saying, if you divorce you are a bad person, you have to stay together even if you hate eachother. its complete nonsense, not the funny kind of nonsense but the boring nonsense from dullards.
Posted by Star the magic vegan at 01/14/17 20:47:15I think you are concerned with divorce, not marriage.
Try Buddhism, Hinduism or Jain philosophy; they are not hate filled nor judgemental. Of course there are people who are hate filled and individuals who are judgemental but the institutions are not nor are the vast majority of their adherents.
The title of this topic is called Sacred Marriage. The substance of this topic is slightly different. Try reading the topic again more slowly.