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Thu Aug 2, 2012, 06:33 PM

The Biblical definition of marriage is...

The Biblical Definition of marriage is…

- An arranged marriage—Genesis 24:1-4 (and many other passages)

- A levirate marriage (If a man died leaving no male heir, his brother was required to marry his widow and produce children)—Deuteronomy 25:5-10

- A polygamous marriage—1 Kings 11:3 (and many, many other passages)

- Not inter-racial—Deuteronomy 7:14; 1 Corinthians 7:39; 2 Corinthians 6:14

- Filled with sexual prohibitions—no intercourse during menstruation (The woman is unclean. Yet another degradation of women.) —The woman cannot withhold sex from her husband; she has to fulfill his desire for sex when he wants it. (And another example of the Bible’s misogyny)

- Not allowed to be dissolved, i.e. NO DIVORCE—Matthew 5:31-32; Mark 10:2-12; Luke 16:18

- Except when the man wanted to because his wife had become ‘displeasing’ to him—Deuteronomy 24:1-4

- Between a rapist and his victim—Deuteronomy 22:28-29

- An arranged marriage by a slave owner for his slaves—Genesis 24:4

- Can be between brother and sister—How else do you explain where Cain’s wife came from!

- Intended to produce children—Without children a woman was:
Shamed—a barren woman was looked upon as cursed by God
Unable to be saved—1 Timothy 2:15

And on, and on… ad nauseam!

http://atheists.org/biblical-view-marriage-responding-chick-fil

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Pale Blue Dot Aug 2012 OP
MNBrewer Aug 2012 #1
kwolf68 Aug 2012 #2
REP Aug 2012 #3
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mike_c Aug 2012 #5
uppityperson Aug 2012 #7
Sherman A1 Aug 2012 #8
chowder66 Aug 2012 #6

Response to Pale Blue Dot (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 06:34 PM

1. Which one of these does ChikFilA endorse, again?

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Response to Pale Blue Dot (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 06:34 PM

2. I imagine they would discount the old testament


Although they surely don't discount the old testament on a bunch of other things.

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Response to Pale Blue Dot (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 06:37 PM

3. To follow Christ: leave your marriage and family

Matthew 19:29 And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.

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Response to Pale Blue Dot (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 06:41 PM

4. Marriage: slightly better than hellfire

1 Corinthians 7:8-9 I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, it is good for them if they abide even as I.

But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn.


That Paul!

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Response to Pale Blue Dot (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 06:44 PM

5. responding to bigotry with mythology is almost as ineffective...

...as responding with logic. The simple fact of the matter is that most bigots are bigots, not because they were persuaded by the inherent logic of their bigotry, but because they fear and distrust anyone who isn't just like them. And more and more I think the definition of "just like them" involves being able to mentally project themselves into someone else's shoes. It only takes a few perceived differences before that projection is blocked, and discomfort begins to set in.

Likewise, most bigots are deaf to persuasion by logic, no matter how rational, precisely because they cannot imagine themselves in that other person's shoes. I think it's a subtle thing, too-- all it takes is a minute possibility of projection, even the barest recognition that "yeah, that could be me," to combat overt bigotry.

So on some level, bigotry comes down to a lack of imagination, an inability to see one's self in someone else's place.

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Response to mike_c (Reply #5)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:15 PM

7. Since those bigots say they base their bigotry on this mythology, is seems apt.

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Response to mike_c (Reply #5)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:50 PM

8. Well Said

I completely agree, although I do like the option of tossing the aforementioned strings of marriage types in their face, just for my own satisfaction.

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Response to Pale Blue Dot (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 06:58 PM

6. The Bible is sooo early 90's...A.D. that is. n/t

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