Web Search powered by Yahoo! SEARCH
Now let's take a look at FINNEGAN'S so-called "sacred" institution of marriage:
Here are some interesting facts about marriage and the Christian Church:
It took the CATHOLIC CHURCH almost 1500 years to fully recognize God's establishment of "marriage as an institution"Until then; the Church was so ANTI SEX; that it would rather that people remain unmarried.
Marriage was seen as an excuse to have legal sex; SEX; which the early Church Fathers found disgusting.
Saint Paul had suggested that marriage be used only as a last resort by those Christians who found it too difficult to remain chaste.
The Fathers of the Church with their profound hostility toward sex, agreed that marriage could not be a true and valuable Christian vocation.ie. Church Father Tertullian argued that marriage "consists essentially in fornication" (An Exhortation to Chastity")
"Cyprian, Bishop of Carthage said that the first commandment given to men was to increase and multiply, but now that the earth was full there was no need to continue this process of multiplication. "
"St. Augustine was clear that if everybody stopped marrying and having children that would be an admirable thing; it would mean that the Kingdom of God would return all the sooner and the world would come to an end"
"This negative view of marriage was reflected in the lack of interest shown by the Church authorities.""Although the Church quickly produced liturgies to celebrate Baptism and the Eucharist, no special ceremonial was devised to celebrate Christian marriage, nor was it considered important for couples to have their nuptials blessed by a priest."
"People could marry by mutual agreement in the presence of witnesses. This system, known as Spousals, persisted after the Reformation."
"The first detailed account of a Christian wedding in the West dates from the 9th century and was identical to the old nuptial service of Ancient Rome"
So it took the Christian Church at least 800 years to BEGIN taking marriage seriously; very odd for an institution supposedly inspired by the Holy Spirit.
In my opinion; marriage eventually took on a useful purpose to cement relationships between Catholic heads of state in order to form "Holy Alliances" thereby securing Vatican power in Europe.Meaning that Christian marriage had it roots in politics; not morality.
So don't take this "sanctity of marriage stuff" so seriously. It's all rubbish; like most of the stuff they filled our heads with in Catholic School.
Comments are the sole responsibility of the person posting them. You agree not to post comments that are off topic, defamatory, obscene, abusive, threatening or an invasion of privacy. Violators may be banned. Click here for our full user agreement.
Username * Don't have an account? Sign up for a new account
Password * Can't remember? Reset your password
Comments can be shared on
Add both options by connecting your profiles.
Feels Like: 75°
Feels Like: 86°
Feels Like: 72°
View popular webcams in our area.
Sign up to read an electronic replica of the Marco Eagle newspaper.
Get your local news anywhere you go from the Marco Eagle. Download app »
See photos from local anglers with their biggest catch of the day. Submit your photos.
Our radar shows current conditions and possible severe weather.