Bil Browning

Marriage According to the Bible

Filed By Bil Browning | October 07, 2011 9:15 AM | comments

Filed in: Living, Marriage Equality
Tags: Biblical marriage, definition of marriage, gay marriage, marriage equality, same-sex marriage

All the rightwing religious nutjobs complain that we want to change the sacred definition of marriage - and it's been the same since the beginning of forever. But what is the definition of marriage according to the Bible?


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I never did understand the big bruhaha about Arnold Schwarzenegger ... all he did was fuck the maid exactly the way it says to in Genesis.

(... and had it happened two hundred years earlier, people would be pissed only about the housekeeper being Latino instead of Black.)

The Old Testament is sure fucked up - I never understood the fundamentalists christians fascination with this book that does not strictly speaking form any part of the new law of Jesus since with the advent of Jesus Ministry a new covenant with God was reached rendering all the old stuff irrelevant and null and void.

The Old Testament was laws for Israelites a Jewish people

NO sheep? thats gonna really tick off a few cousins of mine.
But cows are still in right? Right?

Om Kalthoum | October 7, 2011 11:40 PM

Since it all started with just one man, Adam, and just one woman, Eve, that chart surely does leave out all the incest it took to get the human race up and running.

Solomon was mentioned in the graphic but perhaps there are a couple of other examples of biblical coupling that need mention. For marriage to be biblical, does it mean that each man should find a female mate and go live naked in a garden, as did Adam and Eve? Or does it mean that a man must first perform service for his future father-in-law for seven years before he can marry the woman he wants? (Poor Jacob! He worked for seven years and then got a woman other than the one he wanted. God allowed Jacob's future father-in-law to force him to work for another seven years before he really got the woman he asked for since he couldn't marry one daughter while she had an unmarried older sister. Genesis 29) Good old biblical standards!