Hello. I hope this doesn't get controversial. I am not very religious. I was born "catholic", so sorry for bias. But, I've been wondering.
Is an atheist, agnostic, or that sort of thing, getting married at a church or holy place hypocritical?
Is marriage traditional more than religious now?
Doesn't the church or other holy place "accept everyone", so nonreligious people can just get married and it's okay?
What about homosexual marriage, is that permitted with any religion?
And if the bonds of marriage are so sacred, why is divorce so common?
Oh right, people can be forgiven for their sins, so they can cancel and remarry?
Do you even think the bonds of marriage are even sacred any more, or important/meaningful?
What does being religious mean?
Like can't you think that this bonding between two people should be "everlasting", good, and meaningful and have it not be a religious thing?
What is religious about marriage?
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Marriage is a Pagan concept. No it isn't 'hypocritical'. It is very much apart of the commercialism in America. Things were simple from holding hands and officially being known as "together", to having to buy 10k ring , have a huge everything, and all other kinds of bs. Its lost its meaning like any other festival. Marriage is a concept of a man and a woman. Stating "homosexual marriage" is like saying a pregnant virgin. Not possible realistically. All bonds are sacred and important, but people aren't making it so. This society is increasingly materialistic, and lacks the ability to wait for something meaningful. We live in a hedonist society. Being "religious" means you follow a set of cultural principles with the said deities or deity. In buddhism marriage isn't a bond that can be severed, as it requires people to be responsible for everything they said and done. People in the primary faiths like islam,judaism,and Christianity tend to pick and choose what they believe.
Marriage is a cultural concept passed down from many different cultures, but with different ideas of how to deal with it. Religion is culture. We derive "right and wrong" from culture, which is a set of principles. Marriage is traditional through cultural religion(s).1
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