Temporary marriages.

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by dogbone, Jun 3, 2007.

  1. dogbone macrumors 68020

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  2. miloblithe macrumors 68020

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    I don't think it has to do with the West. Sounds more like having to deal with the contradictions between religious codes of morality and reality.

    This also is nothing new. This concept has been around in Islam for a long time--from the beginning actually.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sigheh
     
  3. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    There's something fundamentally wrong with treating marriage as if you were leasing a car. :rolleyes:
     
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    I think people need to get over the idea that "marriage" has at all times in all cultures meant a life-long union between one man and one woman for the purposes of establishing a household and having children.

    The problems that this may or may not entail have little to do with whether we decide to call this "marriage" or not.
     
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    That's just it -- your fundamentals are not someone else's fundamentals.
     
  6. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    First time anyone has used the word "fundamental" in connection with me. :p

    Thing is, words are not infinitely elastic, either, otherwise they cease to mean anything.
     
  7. Xander562 macrumors 68000

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    The moral police? Isn't that kind of like the fashion police? :confused:


    EDIT: Holy ****! It actually exists! -- Huh.... I never knew....
     
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    I'm willing to bet the word that the Iranians use is not spelled m-a-r-r-i-a-g-e either...
     
  10. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    It just means like having a boyfriend/girlfriend (who you can sleep with) which makes it like Western Culture really, just with a different word.

    Though I'm not sure of the cultural implications, it could be meant to be more serious than just sex.
     
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    Too late, unfortunately.
     

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