This was my discussion yesterday at Bible study.. If your wedding vows do not include God is it fraud or just faithless?
The argument yesterday was that a marriage is a union between two people put before God. So, if there is no God in your vows is there a marriage or just two people playing house..
I'm posting this anonymously because I do know it is a can of worms and it got very heated yesterday and I don't really care to be attacked on my personal page.. just asking what other Moms on here think.
Asked by Anonymous at 8:24 AM on Apr. 10, 2011 in Religion & Beliefs
Answer by CABlonde at 11:29 AM on Apr. 10, 2011
So atheist can't be married? What about Hindus? Or Taoist? You can only be Christian to be married? I think that is sad that someone would think this.
A marriage that does not mention God in the vows is a marriage that does not mention God. I think it would be more of a fraud to have God mentioned if that is not what the couple believes.
Marriage is a legal standing, not a ceremonial one. It is more than jumping over a broom stick or the binding of hands together. Just because someone does not have/want God mentioned in the vows does not make it any less of a marriage. I know atheist that are more committed to each other than high standing church couples. Having God mentioned does not make the marriage, it's people that make the marriage.
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