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    I note the underlying assumption that married = committed relationship. And unmarried = not-committed (and single). Which for me is the underlying false assumption.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stephen View Post
    There's a reason marriage had been around as long as society itself.
    Personally I would stay away from this one, because marriage has a complex and varied history in society. Largely to do with being a property contract. It is not as it is today (in the western world!).

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    I would stay away from that one because it's a totally fallacious argument.


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    Traditionally, marriage (at least as per orthodox Islamic custom) is at its core a fiscal transaction. Take x amount of money and hand over your daughter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trundler View Post
    Traditionally, marriage (at least as per orthodox Islamic custom) is at its core a fiscal transaction. Take x amount of money and hand over your daughter.
    It was more of a long term alliance between two clans than just the specific transactions of the wedding day.
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    Yeah, that too but only among the nobility. Still an exchange. Vastly different from the modern version and their you can't say that the institution of marriage has been around so long.

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    Was there marriage before religion?

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    Quote Originally Posted by harsh.ag View Post
    It was more of a long term alliance between two clans than just the specific transactions of the wedding day.
    Funnily enough, that kind of marriage probably falls closer the literal definition of "foundation of a society" than the kind of marriage most of us are talking about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StephenZA View Post
    I note the underlying assumption that married = committed relationship. And unmarried = not-committed (and single). Which for me is the underlying false assumption.
    Agree with this. My partner and I will celebrate five years together in April, and neither of us have any interest in getting married. We've been to heaps of our friends' weddings in the last few years, and most of them have been cluster****s of stress, family drama and relentless photography.

    We hate being the centre of attention and public speaking, and we think that the amount of money that goes into weddings would be much better spent on things we actually enjoy (travelling together, etc).

    But I don't see our relationship as being any less legitimate or permanent than other people, simply because they happen to have bought each other some expensive bits of metal and said some stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dontcloseyoureyes View Post
    Yes I too am completely unbiased (and definitely mentally balanced) and agree that single people just aren't worth as much as married folk.
    That's not what I said and it puts the cart before the horse.

    Marriage generally helps the people in it live richer, more productive lives. It's beneficial to those in it and beneficial to society.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SillyCowCorner1 View Post
    Was there marriage before religion?
    Don't think there ever was a period in humanity before religion so hard to know. Certainly there was religion at least as far back as civilisation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stephen View Post
    Marriage generally helps the people in it live richer, more productive lives. It's beneficial to those in it and beneficial to society.
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