What is the meaning of marriage today?
We believe that marriage today is little more than a piece of paper these days – BUT not for the reasons that you may think.
Our frustration lies in the fact that many people seem to treat the contract of marriage like the contract on their car. They lock in the interest rate, buy the car, and then rarely even bother to change the oil or wash the car…
Corporations give certain privileges to people who hold this piece of paper (only the one sanctioned by the government) while refusing to acknowledge or accept other definitions, perfectly valid definitions, of marriage.
Getting married shouldn’t be like petitioning to get a local building permit, getting a government inspector to sign off that your plans are up to his specific codes.
The separation of church and state no longer seems to exist – making marriage more of a political statement than a real commitment!
Here’s a great article that we found on Netscape today that explains the subtle yet very important differences between a contract and true commitment:
And on the topic of separation of church and state (or rather the sad lack thereof), check out these recent articles:
Then leave a comment below and tell us where YOU stand on this very controversial issue!