Wednesday, 7 November 2007
About marriage and divorce...
~Be a nice person, be a good person~ ~Dalai Lama~
2007-Nov-7 - About marriage and divorce...
And if Christianity is to survive as a dynamic faith and not die of obdurate "static-ness", they'll do so again. The most likely issues where they'll likely eventually give in to common sense are the ideas of women's equality in marriage and to accept same-sex marriage.
I copied this from Libertine's post, because I absolutely agree with this statement!
We cannot take the bible literally as a truth which we have to apply to this day and age. We live in a totally different world compared to that of 2000 years ago. Apart from that we live in a western world and have developped into free independant human beings.
I am a christian, at least I try to be one, but I believe that divorce is sometimes necessary in the cases yoy mentioned: abuse( physically or verbally). Jesus said:" who shall put away his wife,except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, commits adultery and who marries her which is put away commits adultery" At that time women had no right to leave their husbands for the reasons you mentioned, and Jesus was a man of that time and thought like the people of that time. In this day and age he would say it differently. What is meant by "What God has joined together let no man put
asunder"? I think a lot of marriages are not made in "Heaven