RogerTheIncredible wrote:The word wasn't used until the middle ages...
Gen. 2:18, 21-24 wrote:The Lord God said, 'It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him'...and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man's ribs and closed up the place with flesh.
Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. The man said, 'This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called 'woman,' for she was taken out of man.' For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.
Ap0ca1yps3 wrote:OK, the term 'Marriage' was not mentioned here, however as a Catholic, the definition is clear. Don't get me wrong, I am in no way discriminating against gay unions as such, and I support the rights of gay couples that wish to commit to each other. But as far as a religious recognition of union is concerned, Marriage is a union between a man and a woman. My point being is that politics cannot dictate religion.
RogerTheIncredible wrote:So because a segment of society has used a word in one way for an arguably short period of time we shouldn't look to redefine that term for the sake of equality?
Ap0ca1yps3 wrote:On that note, I see no reason why from a human rights perspective, that same sex couples should not be entitled to the same governmental & legal recognition and benefits that married couples do.... Just don't call it marriage.
Ap0ca1yps3 wrote:This is the basis of the suggestion that politics has no business nor right to dictate religious belief. By all means politics can (rightfully) extend equal rights for same sex unions the same as 'married' couples. But by trying to amend the term 'marriage' (which is defined as a religious sacrament), politicians cannot amend religion. They can amend legislation that effects the rights of people, but not religion as such.
RogerTheIncredible wrote:How much of the Bible do you believe to be the word of God?
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