Freddie wrote:That was the idea of marriage vows
No,that was most people's idea,though not all.
but it does occur, Muslims in the UK engage in polygamous marriages and the state turns a blind eye. If they can, why shouldn't anyone else; it's hardly equal is it.
They may do and so may others but it isn't legal polygamy.
The state can't turn a blind eye to something that isn't legally binding can it?
Do you think the state you require Muslims to marry monogamously or should they extend polygamy to everyone?
I'm quite happy for the legal state to remain as it is.
Indeed, so why would homosexuals want to get married then, if our marriage laws are based on Christian teaching and few are practising Christians. Surely the civil partnership would better suit their beliefs in most cases.
The civil partnership isn't marriage here are the differences:- https://www.slatergordon.co.uk/media-ce ... rtnership/
So if two people of the same sex wish to marry it's allowed under UK law,in the same way two people of the opposite sex are allowed to marry,there need be no religion involved.
What is wrong with civil partnerships? I thought you would be in favour, as you seem less than impressed with many other religous traditions; what is different about marriage?
Marriage isn't just a religious tradition though is it?
I'm not sure if you do agree with pwa. He seems to be suggesting that marriage is a commitment between two people (to what, pwa, a commitment to what?). Perhaps he means that it is a commitment to monogamy. If it is then that precludes 'open marriages'.
And perhaps he doesn't, if he does I'll amend my answer to him.
You can't seem to get over the fact that what marriage is to you may have a different meaning to others,people getting married now can choose their own wording to the ceremony,which may not involve religious vows but ammended vows to suit their meaning of marriage.
If your meaning of marriage is within the Christian religion that's your choice,but you can't impose that on the non Christian with other or no religious beliefs,all thats required to be married is a state of law not religion.
There will be no such practise amongst Christians, other groups will retain it. Maybe there will be not much left of Christianity in the British Isles; mission complete?
Christianity is a religion with structure of beliefs.That is their choice it's not UK law but a choice to opt in or out of.Similarly so other religions practiced within the UK.
If there's not many Christians left in the UK in the future it will be due to a lack of belief in it's tenets,not because of any 'mission' to wipe it out,people will still have the feeedom to believe,and believe in marriage as you see it if they wish.
You seem to be paranoid about a loss religious freedom in the form of Chistianity in a future UK, yet you appear to want to stop or curb that freedom for other religions,which doesn't sound much like freedom to me.
It seems your idea of freedom within the Christian religion is quite a narrow form of that religion,I of course could be wrong so correct me if I am.