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To: the mad greek
Because both your mother and your father already are married, bonded before God in Holy matrimony to one another.

Moreover, love, while necessary for marriage, is insufficient. Marriage requires a bond sanctioned by God between one unambiguous man (the husband) and one unambiguous woman (the wife). This relationship enables the couple to procreate and endures so long as both partners shall live.

The parents of both partners, if alive, generally must consent to the marriage. This requirement by tradition is especially important for women.

So you can't marry your father/mother because:
(1) both parents are already married--or at least they should have been married--and polygamy is banned in most states
(2) God does not approve of such incestuous relationships--and neither does your state; in fact, with the exception of certain lines of royalty, no culture on Earth would accept it
(3) your parents surely wouldn't approve
(4) you'd never find a minister of God to join you in Holy matrimony
(5) either your father or your mother (I'm not sure which) is of the incorrect gender (see fundamentals of mammalian reproductive biology)
(6) numerous people would have reason that you two should not be married
16 posted on 09/14/2004 9:14:28 PM PDT by dufekin (President Kerry would have our enemies partying like it's 1969, when Kerry first committed treason.)
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