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Post  Post subject: Should people marry? It seems that God would forbid it.  |  Posted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 3:55 pm
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Should people marry? It seems that God would forbid it.

Christian scriptures say that in heaven, there is no marriage.

When the dead rise, they will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven.
http://biblehub.com/mark/12-25.htm

As above so below, on earth as it is in heaven, indicates that when God returns to reclaim dominion from Satan, marriage will be abolished.

Why then do most religion of the Abrahamic root advocate marriage at all. Especially the polygamy. God does not favor marriage. If no two souls are to marry in heaven, then the law on earth should be that no two people marry.

We should emulate Jesus in all things and remember that as a Jew, he was almost forced by tradition to marry yet never did even though Gnostic Christian scriptures show him as loving Mary Magdalen more than his male disciples. Even kissing her on the (unknown parts). That is why I suggest that Jesus married Mary. Marriage was expected of all Rabbis.

This modern Gnostic Christian thinks marriage is the way to go, with a single mate, be that a mate of the same gender or not. Love is what is important. Not gender. That aside, I think that frees choice should reign in this issue.

Do you think we should abolish marriage and move closer to God’s heavenly law?

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Rory
Post  Post subject: Re: Should people marry? It seems that God would forbid it.  |  Posted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 10:35 pm
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Marriage is useful in certain respects e.g. as a public display of love and commitment, as a means of communicating sexual and emotional exclusivity, as a means of financial security. However none of these purposes require a religious context and all could be achieved via secular legal contracts and informal ceremonies.

As for the reference to Jesus - I have heard it claimed that Jesus did not correlate sexuality with morality in the same way that modern day Churches do, i.e. that promiscuity is immoral.

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Gnostic Bishop
Post  Post subject: Re: Should people marry? It seems that God would forbid it.  |  Posted: Mon Dec 22, 2014 2:25 pm
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Rory wrote:
Marriage is useful in certain respects e.g. as a public display of love and commitment, as a means of communicating sexual and emotional exclusivity, as a means of financial security. However none of these purposes require a religious context and all could be achieved via secular legal contracts and informal ceremonies.

As for the reference to Jesus - I have heard it claimed that Jesus did not correlate sexuality with morality in the same way that modern day Churches do, i.e. that promiscuity is immoral.


No argument on marriage.

Jesus said surprisingly little about women. I definitely see his divorce laws, or no divorce laws as anti-love and unjust.

That boy does not deserve our respect. Much of what he gave was un-workable rhetoric.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4QXOgV ... r_embedded

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