Here's a quote from Micah's latest blog:
"I know, marriage is about legal rights, recognitions, etc. too. But it makes me sick to think that people are actually waiting for the government’s permission to even name their relationships with each other. When you give the government that much power over yourself . . . . It’s staggering. I can’t even finish the sentence."
He wrote this paragraph about gay marriage, but I think it's a big enough statement to extend beyond the gay marriage debate and into all marriages. Why does anyone, gay or straight, allow the government to decide what their relationship is going to be?
6/1/2009 07:55:54 am
render to caesar that which is caesar's..
6/1/2009 08:04:05 am
I think for me it is more about formalizing a commitment - especially for guys to make his commitment to a woman official. I guess a church could serve the same function but sad to say that membership and commitment to one particular church is harder to find than two ppl that stay married (maybe it's more interesting than sad). There are also obvious benefits to legally formalizing a marriage like taxes, being able to change your name for free, automatic joint custody of kids, etc.
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Nathan Key likes to think about faith and philosophy and talk about it with others. He lives with his family in New Hampshire. He doesn't always refer to himself in the third person.