I don’t think there should be religious “marriage” in politics. What happened to the separation of church and state???
"One of the first important contributors to the discussion concerning the proper relationship between Church and state was St. Augustine, who in The City of God, Book XIX, Chapter 17, began an examination of the ideal relationship between the “earthly city” and the “city of God”. In this work, Augustine posited that major points of overlap were to be found between the “earthly city” and the “city of God”, especially as people need to live together and get along on earth. Thus Augustine held that it was the work of the “temporal city” to make it possible for a “heavenly city” to be established on earth.”
There is too much confusion on this topic, and I feel like stabbing the English language in the face over this. It seems to me we are using religious terms to define a legal contract. It seems to me that so many people have a different definition of marriage, that when a debate comes up that there is an all war over it.
One of the official definition would probably be some like this:
”Marriage (also called matrimony or wedlock) is a social union or legal contract between people that creates kinship.” —Wikipedia
The definition is so vague, combining different beliefs into one word.
I want to know the origins of the English word “marriage” and I also want to know why we are using the same word in church and state. Also I want to know why homosexuals want to be lumped in with a religious covenant and why would religious people want to be lumped in with a homosexual union or an nonreligious union of any kind.
If religious people really want to defend the sanctity of marriage then stop using vague definitions and living as hypocrites. I think the same goes to the any nonreligious individuals fighting to have a vague definition for their legal unions of kinship.
It all seems very hypocritical to me, why aren’t we practicing separation of church and state? This is the 21st century, why are we still having these stupid arguments?