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Why are so many people resistant to basic historical fact?

There's yet another gay marriage argument in P&CE, and the recurring age old theme is coming up about religion (whereby they mean Christianity except then they know they'll be called out about Judaism and Islam) "owning" marriage. Why is it so hard for people to accept the proof (not the faith, the actual solid proof) that marriage existed for thousands of years pre-biblically, especially when there are written records and carvings and drawings that prove it? Do they think people in Africa and Asia never married before anyone migrated to the Middle East (which had to happen in order for biblical times to occur)?

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Asked by NotPanicking at 9:53 PM on Jul. 20, 2010 in Religious Debate

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  • Didn't you know...God plopped Adam and Eve before all others and they were "Married" with a priest that said only a guy can marry a girl and that is law forever and ever amen? And anything or theory other than that is just wrong because the Bible tells me so.


    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 9:56 PM on Jul. 20, 2010

  • God did indeed say that a man and a woman marry but marriage was not based on a paper in your hand but the first night the man entered into the woman. In the middle east weddings were not one night but a WEEK long celebration. It started with taking the bride into the chambers that is set up for them before hand. The couple had relations and then would take the sheet and throw it over the chamber wall, it would show a small speck of blood which is from breaking the hymen. It is then the covenant is made the couple is married and the festivities began.
    This is impossible with same sex marriages which is why it is not seen in the eyes of God and that is historical fact concerning how marriages were done the Jewish way.

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 10:17 PM on Jul. 20, 2010

  • This is impossible with same sex marriages which is why it is not seen in the eyes of God and that is historical fact concerning how marriages were done the Jewish way.

    That is not FACT it is OPINION based off religion. Have you actually had a two way convo. With god. Did he come done and tell you same sex marriage is not seen in the eyes of God? Or did god actually come done to you and say hey look I do exist? Doubtfully so until he does your answer is faith based not fact based. You don't know what God thinks nor has he been proven. So to force people to follow some thing that they don't even believe and you can't prove is pathetic attempt at controlling other people just so you feel better. How sad. Any body who believes that it is wrong can not give you any other reason besides religious beliefs. The only problem they have is god said so. Who says god did? Who lived then? Who knows 100%? NO BODY!!!

    Answer by hot-mama86 at 10:32 PM on Jul. 20, 2010

  • They also believe that God created all there fore marriage is in all. So you can show them all the proof you want it wont change what they believe god said.

    Answer by hot-mama86 at 10:34 PM on Jul. 20, 2010

  • Because it's scary outside their little bubble.jaw drop


    Answer by beeky at 10:40 PM on Jul. 20, 2010

  • Damn...I hate to be the bride in the middle east...I have yet to bleed with sex...I would be declared a spent woman.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 11:04 PM on Jul. 20, 2010

  • they dont realize that history doesnt support their delusions b/c they get their "facts" from ministers...who dont have degrees in history. its the same damn thing w/ them thinking America is a Christian nation, it has to be true cause their preacher and the religious right told them so.

    Answer by okmanders at 11:22 PM on Jul. 20, 2010

  • I agree with Okmanders.

    Answer by Mom2Just1 at 1:47 AM on Jul. 21, 2010

  • If you really do your research and I mean really do your research... the Bible is litterally a history book. Everything can be dated.. all the way back to the Flood, and creation.

    Ken Ham's Answers in Genesis is a great book to learn more about it..

    Personally I am so tired of women making fun of Christianity!! Christians dont "make fun" of your religion.. Talking about God just Plopping Adam and Eve Down here and then a priest holding a gun to their head is totally wrong of anyone to say especially when their are people who solely trust and believe the bible

    We dont make fun of Buddhist for woshipping some fat Idol that tells you to have self discipline.. Or allah who tells you to murder the infidel, or Witches and jnk when that stuff doesnt even work.. Or a goddess when there is not Historical facts or history.. Give me a break.. BACK OFF!

    Answer by UAFwife at 3:14 AM on Jul. 21, 2010

  • It IS a fact that there are OTHER civilizations and traditions that pre-dates Christianity As you can see, sometimes people get pretty darn defensive when presented with historical facts.


    Answer by pnwmom at 3:45 AM on Jul. 21, 2010

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