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Is Marriage Reserved for the Religious?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mads Kapstad Jul 26, 2011. 59 Replies

I am curious how most Atheists view marriage? It is largely seen as a religious act. Should non believers participate in marriage?

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Moral Atheist replied to Michael's discussion 'Is there any truth to your life being blessed if you serve God without hypocrisy?'
"Yeah... Sorry. Meant 1,100.    As for the other post, you are only partially right. I had to consult my wife but the word is chi rho which did not carry the same symbol as we see it today. That was Constantine s version of the…"
Aug 24, 2011
Moral Atheist replied to Michael's discussion 'Is there any truth to your life being blessed if you serve God without hypocrisy?'
"Now you are just making stuff up. I already read your blog post and you made stuff up there as well. The vision of the cross was in Greek versions of the new testament. I believe the word was Chi Rho but I may…"
Aug 23, 2011
Moral Atheist replied to Michael's discussion 'Is there any truth to your life being blessed if you serve God without hypocrisy?'
"So you do believe the Egyptian wizards were able to turn staffs into snakes and water into blood? Not to mention talking snakes, interpreting dreams, or being defiled by ghosts. Do you believe that God really wanted a temple in Israel so that he…"
Aug 23, 2011
Moral Atheist replied to Michael's discussion 'Is there any truth to your life being blessed if you serve God without hypocrisy?'
"Jesus Christ! I came to this site to get away from people like this. Michael, There were many tribes around the time of Moses/Abraham. All of which had their own version of God or Gods. Magic and witch craft were a big part of the culture of the…"
Aug 23, 2011
Mads Kapstad replied to Moral Atheist's discussion 'Is Marriage Reserved for the Religious?'
"My parent never married in a church, they just went to the counties office and signed a marriage certificate (sounds horrible) and had a party. I just learned it and I was born in 1992. But anyway, marriage is not a invention made by religion, and…"
Jul 26, 2011
Nate replied to Moral Atheist's discussion 'Is Marriage Reserved for the Religious?'
"My wife and I got married but not as a religious act.  One, we did it as a commitment to eachother, and two, because the tax breaks are too good to pass up. -_^"
Jul 25, 2011
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Jul 23, 2011
Moral Atheist replied to Pahu's discussion 'Science Proves God'
"1.) Pahu, I do not know what archaeological evidence you are referring to because I have spent many years studying this topic and I have NEVER seen anyone say that the Hebrew events in Egypt have been confirmed. Common sense says that they…"
Jul 22, 2011
Moral Atheist replied to Pahu's discussion 'Science Proves God'
"I read through a few of them. All of them are ridiculous. For example, ALL prophecies of Abram cannot be considered prophecies. Archaeological evidence shows us that the 1st books of the Old Testament were written in Israel during the time when King…"
Jul 22, 2011
Alan Goldstein replied to Moral Atheist's discussion 'Is Marriage Reserved for the Religious?'
"It’a a way of making a commitment. Been married 29 years myself, but I don’t think it’s necessary for everyone. Whatever works!"
Jul 20, 2011
Reggie replied to Moral Atheist's discussion 'Is Marriage Reserved for the Religious?'
"  Rights and property play heavily into "relationship concepts".  That society is more sophisticated and agreements are more formalized doesn't change basic concepts about social relationships.  Whether long ago or…"
Jul 20, 2011
John Dodds replied to Moral Atheist's discussion 'Is Marriage Reserved for the Religious?'
"Marriage is not about the relationship between a man and a woman. It is about their relationship to their society. Long, long ago relationships survived without marriage. Almost all primitive societies have no documents, laws or other signs to show…"
Jul 20, 2011
Moral Atheist replied to Pahu's discussion 'Science Proves God'
"Pahu: Most Bible scholars say Jesus was not referring to the generation of His time, but the generation that witnessed all the events He predicted.   Nuh Uh... Mark 9:1 “Truly I tell you, some who are standing here will not…"
Jul 15, 2011
Moral Atheist replied to Pahu's discussion 'Science Proves God'
"I like how the whole premise is based on getting into heaven. Which never shows up in the bible until somewhere around the middle of it. Apparently worshiping God just because was no longer enough. So someone threw in heaven to sweeten the deal."
Jul 14, 2011
Moral Atheist replied to Pahu's discussion 'Science Proves God'
"I consider myself a little bit"
Jul 14, 2011
Moral Atheist replied to Pahu's discussion 'Science Proves God'
"@Michael If you want to know how the brain originally started, look up the brain of a jelly fish. This may very well be the original brain cells. If you want to learn the bible, you should learn it from an Atheist. If you want to learn science, you…"
Jul 14, 2011

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Former Christian and New Earth Creationist (Embarrassed to admit). Out to spread the good news. There is no God! I believe striving for a more liberal view of religion in the world might save the human species.
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I grew up in a fundamentalist family and need to defend my stance to them almost everyday. I am here to listen to others as well as polish my skills in defending Atheism.
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I set out to disprove religion. I had to first learn the arguments for Evolution directly from the horses mouth instead of learning about Evolution from those apposed to evolution. Ended up here...
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Two Christians Walk Into a Bar

Posted on July 7, 2011 at 10:57am 4 Comments

In my case, not a bar but a park. I do a lot of mountain biking and in between laps is a rest area. Yesterday 2 men were sitting there for over 2 hours talking about how they KNEW they were going to heaven. I didn't listen to the whole conversation. Only the bits and pieces I was able to…

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How A Christian Lost His Faith

Posted on July 5, 2011 at 5:10pm 15 Comments

I thought it only appropriate for my first TA blog to be a story of how I lost my faith. Let it be a lesson on how to reason with the unreasonable. First a little background on where I came from.



I was raised in a Christian fundamentalist home. My uncle is a Petroleum Engineer which he thinks…

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The Evolution of Morality

Posted on July 5, 2011 at 2:34pm 1 Comment

I am attacked regularly for the supposed oxymoron in the name @Moral_Atheist. The claims are often like the following all from this last weekend.

 

From: @RonaldusMagnus1

there IS NO logical basis for morals in an evolutionist-atheist viewpoint. Nature takes it's course, no?

 

From: @clergywomen

& Moral Atheist IS AN OXYMORON

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