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Originally posted by halfoldman
reply to post by woodwytch
That kind of anger makes it clear to me what kind of misery awaits when society becomes (or reverts to being) truely "scriptural". It really makes one feel empathy for women in history, before divorce became destigmatized and common place, I suppose after the late 1960s' sexual revoltution - and that "revolution" is the subject of so much conservative displeasure.
Yeah, I can also speak of the pain of young gay people killing themselves, of people being murdered and assaulted, rejected by parents and churches, of lack of status for loving, long-term gay relationships.
Painful issues indeed. But yet it's still OK to judge and say almost anything about gay people.
But yet divorce and remarriage are not targeted, although the scriptural basis is solid.
Rather divorce is seen as a symptom of other social evils.
Originally posted by minkey53
I met my ex-wife at church, a Baptist one I had been going to for a couple of years!
We got married some two years later at the church after we had been baptised together and in front of 300 people.
She ended up having an affair with another member of the church and we split up. Within a week, she moved in with him (he was already divorced) and because I simply couldn't ever trust her again, I had to Divorce her!
So because I was left with no choice really, does that mean I am going to be judged by Jesus or will she suffer for committing adultery?
I know it says the Lord hates Divorce but if we are to believe he has a plan for our lives, then why did he let that happen?
When or if I get to Heaven, I will be calling a seriously urgent sit round the table meeting with God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit because I have a lot of questions!
Any of you experts out there know the answer to my above question about who was in the wrong with me and my ex-wife?
Originally posted by Esoteric Teacher
banning straight divorce may increase murder rates.
i'd like to think i am wrong, but i don't know everyone,
Few people realize that the institute of marriage is first and foremost about children and their rights. You don't get it either (no offense meant). We rarely think about it these days, but it's the primary purpose of marriage. The rules often kick in in case of divorce -- which is the purpose of having the rules in the first place. You can have 10,000 vows but that wouldn't produce alimony.
How about we get rid of Legal Marriage altogether and let couples unite in a marriage with suitable vows between them whether it be spirtual or other, it could even include a personal contract if they wish.