Marriage predating the bible

03-Sep-2019 07:14 by 2 Comments

Marriage predating the bible - updating 3g nano firmware manually

1st Century CE thru 14th Century CE • The early Christian church was hostile to marriage, believing that marriage and family were distractions from the path to salvation. • Nero married two men, Sporus in 54 CE, and Doryphorus in 68 CE.

So too was marriage among the American Indians, early Egyptians, ancient Greeks and Romans.Individuals may marry for several reasons, including legal, social, libidinal, emotional, financial, spiritual, and religious purposes.Whom they marry may be influenced by socially determined rules of incest, prescriptive marriage rules, parental choice and individual desire.One of the most common arguments against marriage equality is the claim, "Marriage has always been between a man and a woman." We also hear time and again about the "sanctity of marriage," and that marriage was designed by God, and is therefore a religious institution. Anyone with a basic knowledge of human history would know these claims don't float.Let's have a quick look at some examples from history which shed some light on how marriage has been defined, and re-defined, over time: Pre-500 BCE • Abraham (founding forefather of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam) had his wife Sarah sleep with both the Egyptian Pharaoh and the Semitic King Abimelech for political positioning and increased riches. The concept of marriage predates Christianity and the other two forms of Abrahamic religions, Judaism and Islam which share a common origin and common values.

So the Christians should not get a say in what is and is not permissible for our religious rites.

In some areas of the world, arranged marriage, child marriage, polygamy, and sometimes forced marriage, may be practiced as a cultural tradition.

Conversely, such practices may be outlawed and penalized in parts of the world out of concerns of the infringement of women's rights, or the infringement of children's rights (both female and male children), and because of international law.

• Marriage was a contract made between the bride’s father (or brother) and the groom.

• Toward the end of this period, “Roman marriage laws began to require the consent of the bride and groom.” The requirement for mutual consent between the bride and groom began spreading throughout the Western world and helped to change a wife’s position from a piece of property, like cattle, that could be given by the father to her husband.

The prevalace of the concept of marriage came to the forefront of culture when humankind evolved from hunter gatherer to agriculture and pastoralism which occured during the neolithic/agricultural revolution about 10,000 years ago.

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