Sunday, April 14, 2013

Overheard at Booth 2: Marriage as a Social Contract

The pastor was talking today about marriage and how Biblically marriage is supposed to be between a man and a woman, and how it is a symbol of the full qualities of God, and you know I can get into that and I think he's right and all that, but I was sitting there thinking still well, how many marriages are really all about reflecting God?

What do you mean?

Well, how many marriages do you know that are all that happy?   How many actually stay together?

Used to be a lot more.  Not so many these days.   Divorce and stuff, you know.

Yeah.  Right.   And you're always hearing all the time, she don't like him, he can't stand her, I mean good God everybody at my work is always dissing their husbands or the guys, when they talk about their wives, it's always making some crack about how they nag, man it just seems to me that this marriage stuff that the pastor was talking about, well, I don't really see who's got something that "reflects the qualities of God"

Maybe what we think of marriage really is just something made in this world.  Not really a marriage like that Bible wants to talk about.

Yeah, like you know you're technically married as soon as you sign the license at the City Hall.   All this preacher stuff is just like putting a bow around the present.  It's not the present, it's just a bow.   Try to make it all nice and pretty.

So you're thinking most marriages are just what they call 'civil unions'

Heck, I don't think even most of those are even 'civil' - they all seem pretty full of nastiness most of the time to me!

Heh!  Civil - like in Civil War.

Don't you know it!

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