To: Sherman Logan
You are incorrect on the law. The original law
(as you stated) did not allow for divorce or serial marriages. Not that the Law of Moses allowed serial marriages, but you conflate God's Law with the Law of Moses. They are not the same. Due to the rebellion of the Israelites, God told Moses to give the Israelites Deuteronomy ("the Second Law").
You also misrepresent Christ's teaching and the history of the law. What was not allowed since the beginning was divorce and remarriage... because there was no separation of two-becoming-one besides death. Your widow and widower example bears nothing on this.
posted on 04/02/2009 5:57:59 PM PDT
(You have no "rights" that require an involuntary burden on another person. Period. - MrB)
The comment was with regard to “taking two wives in their lives.” This concept dragged over into Christianity, particularly the Byzantine variety, where remarriage of a widow or widower was viewed askance for many centuries. Caused problems for some of the emperors.
posted on 04/02/2009 7:59:56 PM PDT
by Sherman Logan
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