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Monday, February 6, 2012

Unity confusion

Posted on Mon, Feb 6, 2012 at 10:32 AM

Marriage in general stems from religion… but tons of atheists get married using the same ceremony as practicing Christians and no one is getting on the atheists' cases about ruining the sanctity of marriage? I find that odd. They won't allow gay marriage because of religious influences (in a country that separates church and state?) but they'll let atheists get married?

Haven’t we separated though? Which would mean that marriage is no longer a religious ceremony (which would be now why people can get married by just acquiring a license + witnesses) and if that is the case, then religious rulings on what marriage "is and isn’t" wouldn’t apply.

So, it would appear we have 2 types of “marriage” in North America. The religious and the lawful union. Since the lawful union gives the same rights to non-religious people one could conclude that religious rulings do not apply to that union, meaning that it’s fully up to the government to decide what is a proper relationship for its people?

I’m happy we live in such a “free” society. —I'm Not Gay, I am Religious, But I'm Positive We Live in Canada

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