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Author Topic:   morality, charity according to evolution
Limpid
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Message 241 of 243 (365911)
11-25-2006 5:23 AM


Topic: morality, charity according to evolution
From the research I have done, formal marriage was only introduced in the 16/17th century in England. Prior to that a man and woman just exchanged private promises/vows. However, the church found that too many men were promising too many women in too many different places the same thing. The parishes were left supporting and "holding" the many babies, so to speak. Thus, the church introduced the placing of wedding bans on the church door, prior to anyone taking the plunge; and also insisted on having the marriages witnessed. The religious officiant of marriages is him/herself a witness; does not actually "marry" the couple - who marry each other. He just presides.

Lucy

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Limpid
Member (Idle past 6107 days)
Posts: 59
From: Australia
Joined: 10-07-2006


Message 243 of 243 (365996)
11-25-2006 8:42 PM
Reply to: Message 242 by AdminModulous
11-25-2006 8:50 AM


Re: Topic: morality, charity according to evolution
AdminModulus,
I do apologise. Yes I was referring to an earlier post, who equated marriage with evolutionary morality.

Lucy

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