Wow, it's been an exhausting time for both the religious and gay minorities lately, with almost an entire election gravitating around the issue of gay
The one thing that baffles me increasingly is reading that marriage goes back to Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, and some Christians say this is
the origin of marriage between one man and one woman.
Where exactly in Genesis 1-2 does this marriage take place?
Was it a civil or religious marriage?
Why would a marriage take place in the Garden, when our first parents couldn't procreate at this point?
Did the animals all attend?
Did the jealous old snake attend?
Did God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit also attend?
Did Eve wear a frilly white fig leaf?
What did Adam wear?
Who baked the cake?
What music did they dance to?
I'm not sure, but that's my understanding of a wedding and a marriage.
Well in Genesis 1 God made people last, and in Genesis 2 He made Adam first.
So I guess any marriage must be in Genesis 2.
Must we read between the lines?
I really can't find it.
I see a bond between a male God who made Adam for His own pleasure.
Was this the "marriage"?
Then God made Adam a mate, and look what happened?
So if that implies a marriage, then it cursed the whole human race.
Then they get ejected from Eden because of Eve, and it's the first time she gets a practical purpose of bearing children in pain, although nowadays
women get painkillers and operations in childbirth, so God wasn't taken literally there either.
I think if they did get married, it happened after they were kicked out.
And then, how can they say it was between one man and one woman?
God allowed polygamy, concubinage and even rape throughout the entire Old Testament!
So sure, it was between men and women, but usually between one man and many girls and women.
God instructed this!
It was not modern monogamy.
So isn't it blasphemy to say God married Adam and Eve in the Garden, and that was His eternal model for marriage?
Isn't that like saying that marriage was the Titanic of human/deity relationships?
Here's an interview with Kirk Cameron, who says "marriage is as old as dirt", and the first marriage was between Adam and Eve in the Garden.
edit on 13-5-2012 by halfoldman because: (no reason given)