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Why isn't there the same uproar over Atheists getting married in churches that there seems to be over gay marriages?

BattleBattlerBenji (PHAET) 2012/06/07 18:32:56
I know a few friends of mine who are atheist and who have gotten married in churches without any uproar. Why the religious double standards?
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  • stevegtexas@aol.com 2012/06/20 19:33:43
  • BongRipper 2012/06/10 14:53:45
    BongRipper
    Regardless of who's in the church, it's still in the eyes of God. Haven't you read the bible?
  • Ruby Dear - The Fangirl of ... 2012/06/08 11:26:42
    Ruby Dear - The Fangirl of PHAET
    Maybe it has less to do with religion and more to do with their own vivid imaginations?
  • ButterbeerMe 2012/06/08 06:38:53
    ButterbeerMe
    I've started wondering that myself. Why some Christians have a problem with two homosexuals who believe in God getting married but ignore the marriage of two people who don't believe in God is something I'll never understand (because I honestly don't think they understand it either).

    Fortunately, I was raised in a Christian household that gives me the ability to both be a Christian and also not give a flying leap about the personal histories of two people who make the decision to get married. So marry away, everyone.
  • beach bum 2012/06/08 04:18:30
    beach bum
    good question....idk
  • 001 2012/06/07 21:55:46
    001
    Can't tell you that, because I am against neither.
  • Boris Badinov 2012/06/07 20:19:39
    Boris Badinov
    Marriage occurs between a man and a woman - only.
  • BattleB... Boris B... 2012/06/07 20:47:01
    BattleBattlerBenji (PHAET)
    +2
    Marriage is also meant to be in the eyes of God, so why aren't you kicking off when Athiests get married?
  • Boris B... BattleB... 2012/06/07 21:23:17
    Boris Badinov
    I guess I'm thinking of it as more of a rental arrangement where / if it happens..
  • Radical Ed 2012/06/07 19:50:37
    Radical Ed
    is this a rhetorical question?
  • BattleB... Radical Ed 2012/06/07 20:47:09
    BattleBattlerBenji (PHAET)
    +1
    Not on purpose.
  • Walaa 2012/06/07 19:18:32
    Walaa
    That actually makes sense, atheists dont even get married to the same reason some believers get married, so why is it that gays who believe in God cant, not that atheists shouldnt be allowed, but it does make a person wonder about how people view homosexuality to be, it suggests that they dont believe in its validity or the possiblity of someone to really be attracted to the same sex I guess. I never thought of it that way.
  • Assassin~ Badass Buzz Guru 2012/06/07 19:04:03
    Assassin~ Badass Buzz Guru
    +1
    I'm guessing Atheists don't generally GET married in a church. LOL. Since they think its all silly fairy tales and nonsense. Why would they? I don't think I have heard of Atheists demanding to be married in a church.
  • superan... Assassi... 2012/06/07 19:07:25
    superangrymonkey
    +4
    I got married in a parking lot. Then I got drunk.
  • Radical Ed superan... 2012/06/07 19:49:27
    Radical Ed
    +1
    you win on soo many levels.
  • BattleB... Assassi... 2012/06/07 19:11:27
    BattleBattlerBenji (PHAET)
    +2
    Hey, I have no idea. Maybe its the brides mother pressuring them to choose a church and fulfil her dream of having her daughter married in a church and all that shebang.
  • Radical Ed Assassi... 2012/06/07 19:50:10
    Radical Ed
    +2
    the whole white wedding thing. a girls dream day and whatnot.
  • Ruby De... Assassi... 2012/06/08 11:24:40
    Ruby Dear - The Fangirl of PHAET
    +1
    Because a church is a pretty place to marry. I know plenty of atheists who have married in churches for this reason.
  • superangrymonkey 2012/06/07 18:56:50
    superangrymonkey
    +2
    Are you legitimately confused by the double standard? Atheism is easy EASY to hide when you're getting married, as long as you're getting married to a member of the opposite sex. Do you think I walk down the road every minute of every day telling people that I don't believe in any imaginary friends at all? Most people with faith have no ability to fathom being of no religion at all. So really all they see is an angry That blank being whatever their religion is.

    They save their outrage from the very (much harder) thing to hide. Wanting to marry a dude in someone's church is pretty much as hard to hide as a massive fart during the Sunday service. All an atheist has to do is shut up.

    Sucks? Maybe. But you're not really comparing apples to apples here.
  • BattleB... superan... 2012/06/07 19:04:47
    BattleBattlerBenji (PHAET)
    +1
    Oh sorry. I didn't realise you were expecting me to compare apples to apples.
  • superan... BattleB... 2012/06/07 19:07:06
    superangrymonkey
    You're expecting the same uproar? It's not a wild assumption.
  • BattleB... superan... 2012/06/07 19:08:20
    BattleBattlerBenji (PHAET)
    +1
    Yes I would expect the same uproar.
  • superan... BattleB... 2012/06/07 19:09:57
    superangrymonkey
    Right so that's why I expected you were trying to compare apples to apples.
  • BattleB... superan... 2012/06/07 19:13:01
    BattleBattlerBenji (PHAET)
    +1
    Ah right. Gotcha
  • ג'סיקה Ihre führer 2012/06/07 18:56:48
    ג'סיקה Ihre führer
    +1
    Because people are twisted!! Es una locura que te digo!
  • Flowers 2012/06/07 18:50:38
    Flowers
    +2
    Because they perceive gays as committing a sin, while atheists are simply seen as 'potential converts'. Double standards always suck
  • Mark In Irvine 2012/06/07 18:45:07
    Mark In Irvine
    +1
    i'd bet the churches might not be happy to know this ... in the church of MY faith tradition, both parties to the impending marriage have to specifically discuss religion with the church representative before the church will allow the couple to marry in the church ...
  • BattleB... Mark In... 2012/06/07 18:46:13
    BattleBattlerBenji (PHAET)
    +3
    I'd bet more that the church overlooks the matter entirely when they see the $$$
  • Mark In... BattleB... 2012/06/07 18:50:12
    Mark In Irvine
    +1
    not "mine" ... although I don't consider it "mine" so much as "the one i was raised in" any more ...
  • TheCouchF*cker 2012/06/07 18:44:25
    TheCouchF*cker
    +1
    Hypocrites are everywhere. The atheists getting married in the church are just as guilty.
  • BattleB... TheCouc... 2012/06/07 18:47:40
    BattleBattlerBenji (PHAET)
    +1
    I don't care where people decide to get married, but I find it amazing that not one single complaint is made about it by the church and yet they throw a bitch fit over homosexual marriage.
  • TheCouc... BattleB... 2012/06/07 18:49:21
    TheCouchF*cker
    +1
    Since when did religion have to make sense?
  • BattleB... TheCouc... 2012/06/07 18:50:18
    BattleBattlerBenji (PHAET)
    +1
    Since it plays such a major part in world events.
  • TheCouc... BattleB... 2012/06/07 18:51:53
    TheCouchF*cker
    Get used to the disappointment.
  • BattleB... TheCouc... 2012/06/07 18:52:36
  • Shawna 2012/06/07 18:43:13
    Shawna
    +1
    Because it is all about sex and the assumption is that atheists have sex the "proper way".
  • BattleB... Shawna 2012/06/07 18:44:47
    BattleBattlerBenji (PHAET)
    +2
    But Atheism is as much of an abomination in the eyes of god as homosexuality...
  • Shawna BattleB... 2012/06/07 18:52:58
    Shawna
    But the Americans are really squeamish about sex. Not so much about violence. Think about the differences in American movies vs European movies. Think about how nudity is treated in Europe compared with America. It is a country settled by Puritans. Atheism might require burning at the stake but somehow it is still less upsetting than people who openly admit to fornicating.
  • BattleB... Shawna 2012/06/07 18:54:14
    BattleBattlerBenji (PHAET)
    +2
    Good point.

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