Well just as another guy said, that's a wedding. Not a marriage. Now, don't splat your undies, but marriage actually did exist BC and was mainly used for trading property (daughters were considered property at that time). Religion adopted (just like many other common events now claimed religious to begin with) marriage as a holy tradition when in fact it's an ancient act, just like christmas for example.
Liiraye wrote:Marriage id NOT a religeous act. Why don't you read up on things you're about to claim, Lotus?um
Marriage is actually pretty religious, or at least the way it's done in America (Which I'm assuming is the context of this discussion). It's done in a religious house of workship done by a priest, many of the lines being read from the bible (1 Corinthians, I believe. I'm not entirely sure, but I know I did a seminar about it and it was in one of Paul's letter to the church that I'm pretty sure is Corinth.) It's not a religious act like taking communion or getting baptized, but it's heavily influence by religion. It's grown now away from religion, as people can be trained to perform ceremonies without being priests, it doesn't have to be done in a chapel, etc.
And I'm not even very studious on the marriage institution, so there's probably more that I'm not aware of (I teach 4th grade at church, not many of them care about the religious aspect of marriage, lol :3) that Lotus would be.
So don't be like "OMG WELL UR DUM" (Which I know it isn't what you said, but the tone of your statement pretty much read it as such) without making sure that you're write too :3.
Yes, in a country like the US where the population consists of up to 80% christians I see how most marriages are as you described them.
I'm trying not to sound smug as much as I can, but when people make false claims I can't help it :/ I should seek rehab about that.