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Biblical Marriage Not Defined Simply As One Man, One Woman: Iowa Religious Scholars' Op-Ed

There are 11 comments on the www.huffingtonpost.com story from Jun 7, 2013, titled Biblical Marriage Not Defined Simply As One Man, One Woman: Iowa Religious Scholars' Op-Ed. In it, www.huffingtonpost.com reports that:

A trio of Iowa-based religious scholars penned an op-ed in a local paper this week, reminding readers that despite popular opinion, the Bible does not simply define marriage as between one man and one woman.

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“Building Better Worlds”

Since: May 13

Europa

#1 Jun 7, 2013
"Biblical Marriage" IS "polygamy" !

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#2 Jun 7, 2013
who cares? the bible is a collection of proven man-made myths...
Chance

Grove City, PA

#3 Jun 7, 2013
What is confusing and contradictory is how these three came to be "scholars." People with incomplete Biblical knowledge often point to Biblical characters and say, "They did this and they did that in the Bible, therefore God must be saying those things are OK." That could not be further from the truth. Those Biblical characters suffered dire consequences for their actions, and it is very clear in at least one case of polygamy (Solomon) that his downfall was directly attributed to his polygamy. These people are trying to use some status they somehow gained as an opportunity to try to pull the wool over people's eyes about what really constitutes Biblical marriage. If they are truly "scholars," then they are lying about what is in the Bible. If they really believe what they are saying, then they are lying about being scholars. The Bible warns against people like that, too.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#4 Jun 7, 2013
Chance wrote:
What is confusing and contradictory is how these three came to be "scholars." People with incomplete Biblical knowledge often point to Biblical characters and say, "They did this and they did that in the Bible, therefore God must be saying those things are OK." That could not be further from the truth. Those Biblical characters suffered dire consequences for their actions, and it is very clear in at least one case of polygamy (Solomon) that his downfall was directly attributed to his polygamy. These people are trying to use some status they somehow gained as an opportunity to try to pull the wool over people's eyes about what really constitutes Biblical marriage. If they are truly "scholars," then they are lying about what is in the Bible. If they really believe what they are saying, then they are lying about being scholars. The Bible warns against people like that, too.
can there really be 'scholars' of a proven mythical book?

i'm sure every cult thinks they have scholars about their cult that does not really make them scholars, they are just cult promoters..

“Building Better Worlds”

Since: May 13

Europa

#5 Jun 7, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>can there really be 'scholars' of a proven mythical book?
i'm sure every cult thinks they have scholars about their cult that does not really make them scholars, they are just cult promoters..
OF COURSE there can be scholars of mythical books and writings ! Are there not scholars of William Shakespeare, scholars of ancient Greek myths, and other fictional works ?!

WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU ???!!!

Since: Jan 11

Location hidden

#6 Jun 7, 2013
Don't you just love the part about being forced to marry your rapist?
david traversa

Argentina

#7 Jun 7, 2013
Only the gullible or the criminally-minded will swallow biblical rules and fables wholesale .. Books written by men and to be taken as such and no more..

“Building Better Worlds”

Since: May 13

Europa

#8 Jun 7, 2013
I try to live my life according to the fictional book "THE TWILIGHT ZONE".

:)
Keep It Simple Stupid

Justice, IL

#9 Jun 8, 2013
Homo-Sexuals:

The message is the very first: God, Adam & Eve.

That is the God-designed world.

After that is the human-designed world.

Simple enough for even God's children to grasp, which they do, which is why you need to indoctrinate in the schools.

No need for you Homo-Sexuals to do handstands on the Sears Tower to explain away the simple truth on the most basic of questions.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#10 Jun 8, 2013
Keep It Simple Stupid wrote:
Homo-Sexuals:
The message is the very first: God, Adam & Eve.
That is the God-designed world.
After that is the human-designed world.
Simple enough for even God's children to grasp, which they do, which is why you need to indoctrinate in the schools.
No need for you Homo-Sexuals to do handstands on the Sears Tower to explain away the simple truth on the most basic of questions.
yet we know for a fact that humans didn't come from two genetically identical people. the myth in your cult's book has been proven to be false, just like your god and your whole cult...
F_U_GOP

Forest Grove, OR

#11 Jun 18, 2013
These so called Christians pick and choose what part of the bible they follow. Sadly the far right has taken over the gop and the only jobs bill they will vote is jobortions. Voting against veterans after they sent them to fight in a war of choosing not necessity. Very christ like.

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