One of the principles of religion is the idea of marriage or fidelity to a supreme being. I find that fidelity to ideals and not beings is the way to go in life. Why can’t the supreme being be your companion for as long as it’s deemed worthwhile, why marriage?!? (*cough* Christians). And what about forced marriages, what if you don’t like your supreme being? I don’t think anything has ever come useful in this species from a single wedding that has ever occurred on earth, nor do I think anything useful will ever come from a single wedding on this earth. It is a huge waste of resources for promises that in most cases SHOULDN’T be kept. If you want your partner to meet your friends and family, have a picnic for a couple days, not a wedding.
One thing that really bothers me about life is monogamy. The ethical distribution of sex is probably the biggest factor in a lack of global suffering and a person never knows when a situation will present itself where it is more ethical to share their partner with someone else than to not do this. I’m still trying to figure out whether monogamy is a sexual orientation or a lower cognitive age. People are very revealing when they describe monogamy “I want to be enough for this person.”. Why? If I had a sexual partner that I cohabitated with and I saw some guy who was nice, single and down on his luck, I would not only want my partner to be someone who’d want to have sex with this nice person, I’d want them to see the moral imperative of doing so. Suppose they’re an alcoholic or smoke cigarettes, perhaps my partner can approach them and say, “Hey, if you stop this I’ll have sex with you a few times a week every week you don’t do this.” Actually work to make the world a better place. I find people brutishly selfish.
Though not entirely true, sometimes I pull up a word processor and type my life story,
I met these horrible people in this horrible place. The End.
Then I delete my life story.
Do you think anything useful has ever come from a single marriage?