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What does my married colleague want?

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    Avatar photoLucidity
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    @WhyDoWeExist, that is the definition of marriage for a Christian person only. I was raised Christian and married in a Catholic ceremony and I am here to firmly state that God has nothing to do with the marriages of those from other religions and those with no religion.

    Please don’t prosthelytize here, this forum is not the place for it.

    #1112995 Reply
    Anonymousse
    Guest

    No, I don’t capitalize fictional characters.

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    Anonymousse
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    I’m sorry if anyone finds that offensive, I apologize. I actually have friends across faiths and I respect everyone’s right to believe what they want.

    #1112997 Reply
    ron
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    ” I am here to firmly state that God has nothing to do with the marriages of those from other religions and those with no religion.”

    Lucidity — this is as prejudiced a comment as that from Why Do We Exist. Of course God is a part of Jewish, Muslim, and almost every religious marriage (perhaps not Unitarian for all Unitarians — I say this as basically a Unitarian). For some religions it may be a different God than for yours. For Jews and Muslims it is exactly the same God. That’s why the Jewish Old Testament is holy to Christians and both the Jewish Old Testament and Christian New Testament are holy to Muslims.

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    Helen
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    When I married my husband I made a vow to him and he made a vow to me. God wasn’t involved

    #1112999 Reply
    Kate
    Keymaster

    “The guy broke a convenient he made between himself, his wife and God.”

    He might have. Some people do, some don’t.

    #1113000 Reply
    Avatar photoCopa
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    It’s fine to feel that way, @WhyDoWeExist, and IMO fine to give the advice that in your eyes he has broken a covenant, but that’s not everyone’s truth and preaching your religion here adds nothing to help the LW in the situation she’s in. It’s also inappropriate.

    Your opinions on divorce are actually totally irrelevant to this situation.

    • This reply was modified 1 month, 1 week ago by Avatar photoCopa.
    #1113002 Reply
    Fyodor
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    I mean, if you believe in an omnipotent G-d in the literal sense everything is about G-d but it’s just not true that most people make a “covenant” with G-d when they get married. Many people have secular religious ceremonies. The majority of humans are not even nominally Christian. Jewish marriage contracts are between the bride and groom and do not mention G-d.

    And your casual conclusory rattling off of permissible reasons for divorce shows incredible contempt for people from different religious traditions with broader rules or people with secular beliefs who don’t comport with your views on when divorce is permissible.

    #1113003 Reply
    Avatar photoLucidity
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    @Ron I was referring to religions with different gods than the Christian one but of course you’re correct that some share the same God. My mistake.

    #1113004 Reply
    ron
    Guest

    Thanks, Ludidity. I was too harsh in my comment, and I apologize for that.

    #1113005 Reply
    Ange
    Guest

    Lol god was not present in that pub function room back in 2013 when we got married. Although he might have made a quick appearance when my friend did an amazing chair dance to Beyoncé’s Single Ladies.

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    WhyDoWeExist?
    Guest

    I am sorry I have offended people with my follow up post. I was asked to clarify so I did.

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