Quoting Dr. Paradigm Shift:" initially religious? hmm. I'm not sure I'm buying that. Marriages have been recorded from the beginning of history. "
Marriage is as old as prostitution.
Quoting Devil's Advocate:" It was originally a religious institution. That is the point. "
Is there proof to back that up, though?
I'd be willing to bet that marriage has been around longer than the bible.
ETA: Even if it's not marriage how we view it today, the idea of a union like marriage has been around. People of other cultures hold ceremonies to signify unions as well.
The whole being married for the sake of procreation deal makes me giggle. I think the gov't should stay out of it altogether.
Marriage has been around long before any church.
<blockquote><b>Quoting Dr. Paradigm Shift:</b>" I mean, things change, and making laws for now based on what something has been used for in the past is silly. Modern society, modern marriage, modern laws."</blockquote>
One woman's argument against gay marriage was that marriage was invented by god so we do not have the right to change it now. It was one of those moments where I just kinda cocked my head and stared at her. You can't change stupid.