More than ever! But I suppose it matters how you define the purposes, cultural meanings, benefits, reasons, etc. When you say 'institution', it takes in a large interpretation from the legal to the religious to the spiritual to societal.
If people would quit looking for their lust mate and look for their soul mate, it would be more relevant. I am very much married and have been for 26 years. I know quite a few others that feel the same way. Marriage should not be looked at from the point of view of 'If it doesn't work, we can just get divorced'. It should be looked at from the point of view of 'I cannot live without this person in my life forever'. A soul connection is the only way to have a true marriage and those cannot be made with divorce in mind.
by mintinfo 6 years ago
Is God and religion relevant today?200 years ago the only knowledgeable people were priests and the ruling classes. Through fear and superstition they crafted belief systems in order to control the masses. The everyday person only operated by common sense and tradition and followed the rules to...
by Beata Stasak 5 years ago
What does religion do to us?You can't think about the past and ignore religion, it was such a fundamental, mind shaping, driving force for pre-modern societies. I am very interested in what religion does to us, today...its capacity to create love and empathy or hatred and violence. Is religion...
by Grace Marguerite Williams 4 years ago
What is YOUR premise regarding the issue of religion in postmodern society? Do you believe that religion is relevant in postmodern, 21st century society? Do you maintain that religion is an outmoded, even regressive concept in postmodern society? How do YOU feel about...
by ntljhn 8 years ago
Do you feel that Revelation, in particular , how the signs are supposed to be incredibly apparent to God's children, is taking place in this day and age?
by Felixedet2000 6 years ago
This may sound absurd to anyone who is carnally minded, but if i am given the benefit of the doubt i want to believe that same sex marriage is antithetical to what marriage stand for any way you look at it. Argument in support of it might logically be very sound because a lot of people have devoted...
by Brett Winn 6 years ago
Is marriage more than just a civil union? In what way?I seem to hear a lot of debate these days as to whether marriage is an institution that belongs solely to the church (in origin) and whether (or not) a civil union is different. I am interested in your thoughts!
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