And with WTH, I mean what the hell
Here is the story, 2 Australians who have been married for 10 years say they will divorce if the state allows same sex couples to get married.
If you want to learn more about it, the story can be found here:
Australian Couple Says They'll Get Divorced If Same-Sex Marriage Is Legalized
But I do not understand them and maybe someone who is a Christian can explain it to me.
They married in the Baptist church in Australia, in a religious ceremony in which they stood before the congregation and God and promised to stay together until death parts them.
So, if the state allows gays and lesbians to marry, how does this invalidate your own religious promise in front of God, your minister and the congregation in such a manner that divorcing is the only option forward (which, and I have checked, the Baptist Church of Australia sees as a sin).
And I just do not understand. They claim to be awesome Christians who hold their vows and marriage is the highest regard, but they want to commit a sin just to make a point?
And how about the other sins?
Living together and having sex outside of a marriage?
Maybe having children out of wedlock?
Are they not becoming sinners just to make a political point? How are you going to step up to the pearly gates and say that you got divorced just to make a point?
Isn't that throwing away your own personal relation with god, your pastor and your friends, family and the rest of the congregation who you belong too? Is becoming a sinner for a purely political point really worth all of that.
I just do not understand, but as said, I an atheist and I have gone to religious wedding. Attended because of the friendship and/or love I felt for these people, but the lighting to the candles, the praying in front of the altar, the separate prayer to the virgin Mary, the saying of the vows and the exchanging of the rings, are they not all meant to be joined in marriage eternally?
So please, if someone could untangle this weird situation, I would be really appreciative.
And no, this is not a slight against religious marriage or Christians/Muslims/Jewish/Hindi individuals but an honest confusion on my part how people can throw that religious marriage commitment out of the door, and live in sin, for nothing more than making a political point of view?