As most of us already know Pat Robertson is an a** and in this video he suggests that it's ok for a man to divorce his wife who is so far gone into Alzheimer's that she doesn't even know him anymore.
Personally I find this a despicable and cowardly thing to do but is it that wrong? If he makes sure that she is receiving proper care is it ok for him to move on?
I am not convinced it's ok but an interesting ethical question none the less and I would love to here what my fellow unbelievers think.
People have left less loveless marriages because they were loveless. The only thing wrong with it is the whole idea that one has promised to stick around through "sickness and health" and stuff, I know vows do vary, but that's a pretty specific promise. I guess one must decide whether integrity is more important than personal health.
When my wife and I wed 29+ years back, we promised to "love, honour, and support, in sickness and health" (quote from the ceremony).
Folks, this woman made me the person I am today. Even in my worst nightmares, I could not conceive of abandoning (which is what it would be - dress it up any way you want, it's still freakin' abandoning) her at what would be her weakness.
And about Pat Robertson? All of you are right. (I swear I can feel brain cells dying every time I listen to that man!!)