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Christianity &Islam Thomas on 13 Jul 2009 12:05 am

If God invented marriage, why does marriage suck?

The system that we call marriage sucks. Half the people who get married end up getting divorced, as described hilariously in this video:

Yet Chistians firmly maintain that God invented marriage. The Bible clearly says that God intelligently designed marriage in Gen. 2:18, 21-24:

The Lord God said, ‘It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him’…and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs and closed up the place with flesh.

Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. The man said, ‘This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.’ For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.

So if God invented marriage, why does marriage suck so bad? Why do half of marriages end in divorce? If you are a Christian, please do not say “human nature”, because God designed human nature as well in your mythology. God should have accounted for that when he designed marriage.

Nor can you say “free will”. God should have accounted for free will when he designed marriage.

Why would an all-loving God create a system that, for half of the participants, ends up being a living hell?

11 Responses to “If God invented marriage, why does marriage suck?”

  1. on 13 Jul 2009 at 4:10 pm 1.Chip E said …

    Married 23 years and it has been a joy. Marriage is a living hell for those who don’t practice it according to God’s design. That is like blaming Apple when you Mac quits working because you decided to use it as a hammer. The arguments against God here are really quite weak.

  2. on 14 Jul 2009 at 3:32 am 2.Happy said …

    What, exactly, is God’s design for marriage? Where in the Bible is this specified? Why can’t 50% of Christians seem to figure it out?

  3. on 14 Jul 2009 at 11:19 am 3.zd91 said …

    Something I am still trying to work out is this ‘making woman from a rib thing’. If God did it why can’t we? To which I know the answer will be convieniently his ‘all powerful nature’ or the fact he ‘works in mysterious ways’, which then raises the question why did he need the damn rib? Working on the principle that he can do and create what he wants it would seem that the rib wouldn’t be needed. To be honest I think it’s shameful to say that there was intelligent design involved in the creation of everything, because using that theory it would seem that everything was made in a shit way purposely for the invisible guy to laugh at how we fuck things up.

  4. on 15 Jul 2009 at 1:41 pm 4.Sonnie said …

    Selfishness. Plain and simple.

  5. on 03 Dec 2009 at 11:58 pm 5.sad wife said …

    Well I’m married .separated for a year never strayed and all I want is to b able to rely in him .we have grown a lot but I still feel like I can do better by myself ,I love him and miss him but I’m afraid if we live together we will go backwards. I’m so sad about it he is on the east coast in on the west coast. We want to b together but we just can’t seem to make it work .I feel helpless and I don’t want to divorse but I don’t know how to move forward and not settle.HELP! It sucks love is not enough and its my Christian values that have kept me from divorse thus far.

  6. on 04 Dec 2009 at 4:02 pm 6.chris said …

    Happy….. Look under Matthews 19:1-12 there you will find your answers to your question but read it right because it can be a bit confusing.

  7. on 04 Dec 2009 at 4:58 pm 7.chris said …

    Dearest Sad WifE……. You’ve stated that u have beeN away from each other for a yr! Where in the bible does it state that we r to separate ourselves from each other? And also u both love each other deeply! Now u being a believer and standing on the values of God where has ur faith gone? let me ask u is ur husband a believer also? Has he done something to mess the marriage up? The love of God is stronger than any obsticle that the devil throws at us. Put God first and give ur husband to God and move out the way and see Almighy God move…also it states in Matthew 19:6 that what God has put together let not man separate…..true! Man or woman can Not make a marriage work…..ITS GOD….. I know by the grace of God hes gonna turn it around for u continue believing and standing strong.. My God is a miracle working God….remember God HATES divorce…

  8. on 05 Dec 2009 at 5:34 am 8.Sister Chromatid said …

    Why are religious folks so much more likely to be divorced than the non-religious? http://www.religioustolerance.org/chr_dira.htm

    God might hate divorce, but he sure doesn’t seem to be doing much to save the marriages of his chosen people.

  9. on 20 Dec 2013 at 8:05 pm 9.This is funny said …

    Abstract thought is out the window here. Man kind is rebellious against God and his ways, we chose this path for ourselves and now face the consequences. But instead of admitting our wrongdoing we simply blame God. As far as the idea that ‘he created us to laugh at us’ argument goes I have one thing to say, how can you logically argue that knowing that God gave mankind free will. If he wanted an army of robots he would have taken that out of the equation.

  10. on 20 Dec 2013 at 8:46 pm 10.Just Say'in said …

    “The arguments against God here are really quite weak.”

    Difficult to call them arguments. Just people who hate God and they just want to vent.

  11. on 21 Dec 2013 at 2:55 am 11.Angus and Alexis said …

    Atheists do not hate god, we simply have a disbelief of deities.

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