Saturday, September 27, 2014

Marriage

"WILT thou have this Woman to thy wedded wife, to live together after God’s ordinance in the holy estate of Matrimony? Wilt thou love her, comfort her, honour, and keep her in sickness and in health; and, forsaking all others, keep thee only unto her, so long as ye both shall live?"

Marriage is a sacrament of the church.  It is a sacrament, like ordination, and baptism, that is recognized by the state.  In this sacrament two people make a vow to each other and to God to perform certain duties and to not do certain things.

If people did not have sex with one another until they were married and then only had sex with their lawfully married spouse then our society would have a lot fewer problems.  There would be no more unwed mothers.  Much less venereal disease, less AIDS, fewer single parents, and far fewer murders.  Maybe God knew what he was doing when he had the Church set this up; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

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