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ALOT of stuff jesus mentions only effect hebrews and jews.
originally posted by: Raggedyman
a reply to: openminded2011
That's what is so disgusting about the Christian church, well some of it
They are more judgemental and arrogant than the non Christians, for that I apologise
We are just human after all and your message won't fall on deaf ears, well let's hope
Broken people, broken hearts, broken lives
Why we need Jesus who wasn't broken
originally posted by: EmmanuelGoldstein
Cause Christians ain't Christians any more. Now they're just Christians™
Every five years, the Christians™ keep lowering their standards.
They allowed divorce
Then, they allowed interracial
Then, they allowed Homosexuals
Now, they're allowing anyone as long as they tithe. (tax free)
Organized religion is a scam that keeps changing with the times.
God's probably pissed, right? Unless the Bible is wrong. Right??
originally posted by: highveinPeople shouldn't have to live in an abusive relationship.
People should also know what they are getting into before they get into it.
People also make mistakes that is usually to their own detriment.
Didn't she know who she was marrying?
She had little choice in the matter. It was not an ideal situation at all. She got pregnant and her parents (my grandparents) pushed her into it for my sake. To create a family out of it as was common. Shotgun wedding is the term, yes? Back then, a single mom was not looked at kindly and she was only 17 and no way to deal with the pregnancy on her own.
He didn't start the drinking and abuse until after the marriage. From all I've heard, he was nothing like the monster he turned into. Many abusive partners don't show any signs of such leanings until you're under their thumb, so to speak. I learned later on, his father was an abusive man and he carried on the tradition with my mom.
Yes, my mom made mistakes and got pregnant as a teen. But that does not excuse her being put into a hellish situation with zero way out according to fundamental ideology. After a certain point, she was terrified he would go too far and kill her. She called my two uncles to keep him at bay after a particularly bad beating and she fled
His drinking only got worse over the years after she left. He abused every woman he was with until he got with one that didn't take his crap and was big enough to defend herself. Tough lesson for him to learn, I suppose. He even had the brass balls to get mad at me for not choosing to come live with him after the divorce. WTF? How delusional do you have to be?
Regardless, weren't marriages arranged for financial reasons in the days of the bible? Women had zero choice, is it not true? Weren't many of them child brides? Didn't matter how awful the men were and how badly they treated the women, she had to stay and endure, but he could kick them aside and find another. That is one reason I find the insistence on following such an outdated idea foolish. Marriage wasn't a choice for women. Good or bad, they were stuck.