2007-03-02 [Zab]: I think that it's less common to divorce in the US, because people there generally seem more christian, and have the mentality that a true christian never divorce no matter what. At least here not too many people are very seriously christians, they believe in a little different way.
Of course this is only my personal theories, I don't have any kind of facts to support it.:)
(and I doubt i's what this wiki is about anyway, so I'll shut up now.)
2007-03-02 [Fizban]: Um LOL!!...wow,..
2007-03-02 [Zab]: Well, just my theory..x)
2007-03-02 [Fizban]: Lols. The only reason marriage worked in the first place is because people would force themselves to stay with the person for social's sake.
Also, I have a very large theory about alot of thinks. Like I don't think people are actually supposed to live as long as we do. Going on that thesis, in the days of marriage, when people living to be 40 was wonderful in those days, staying with someone for your entire life wasn't as hard. When people don't live that much longer after they get married, it's easy to stay married. We live longer, the social institution is much harder.
Honestly, thats my theory lol.
2007-03-02 [Zab]: yep, we do live too long, we eat too much meat and we are too good at curing illness:P Basicly, we'll destroy the world.^^
2007-03-02 [I'm her Georgia *Peach!*]: actually... look at the stats. XD zab, the US divorce is like 8 times the UK.
I think marriage is nifty. One person doesn't have to carry the burden of supporting a child (by the way, being a housewife/dad is equivalent to multiple full-time jobs. @.@ I forget the numbers, but that's what a psychiatrist said.) So, it's nifty. And beyond raising children... I guess it's not important. It has nifty medical and tax benefits, so that total strangers can't go in and see you before your cousin (XD!) ...and stuff.
I think that the stricter and more "MARRIAGE!" you try to be, the more unhappy couples will exist and the more divorces there'll be. It's so stressful to be that way; I think that's why. So much tension just builds up and builds up and then breaks stuff. And divorces/domes
Notice that strict-law (AKA opressive) governments only work when the masses are either stupid (Medieval Europe) or at gunpoint (uhm, Cuba? Nazi Germany? Something like that. Modern Afghanistan. Yeah, I like that example)
In the US it works more as "it's socially unacceptable". That has surprising influence over people. o.O; weird. <.<;;
2007-03-03 [Fizban]: Umm, Medieval Europe was not comprised of wholly idiotic people. The restriction of schooling was a major problem yes. However, I disagree. There just weren't many choices to be made, good or bad, intelligent or stupid, to change things.
2007-03-03 [Zab]: *has no idea how much people divorce in the UK nor how christian people are there, if to compare with my half-serious theory*
2007-03-03 [dfafadsfasdasf]: ok here's a serious question and i don't expect you people to know the answer but i've been wondering how do you have an atheist wedding
2007-03-03 [Fizban]: LOL...well first of all, weddings don't necessarily need priests. Second of all, the atheists would want the benefits economically of marriage I assume, or else marriage wouldn't be a consideration.
2007-03-03 [Zab]: Atheists may also want the marriage as a sign on their love, just as anyone else would. ;)
2007-03-03 [MagpieWisdom]: Thank you for all being so friendly in responce to be comment, I'm going to stop watching this page now, so bye. I think it just shows that people can still be nice to each other even if their views differ as much as ours, it justs takes a little understanding. Again, thank you all. Much Love, Oliver.
2007-03-04 [dfafadsfasdasf]: i am an athiest thats why i was wondering
2007-03-04 [I'm her Georgia *Peach!*]: ah. >>; well, you can always have a non-denominati
2008-03-06 [*Phoenix*]: can I be a member?? plz!
2008-03-06 [levhole]: Yeah I think you just have to find the members page and add yourself, although they may have protected it.
2008-07-07 [Prissy Gothic Mermaid Man]: They probably have it protected because all of those immature homo/bisexuals that can't accept freedom of speech, so they get mad and decide to erase everything...
2008-07-07 [Fizban]: -_- LOL. Yes, there are immature gay people.
Just like there are immature straight people.
It's not about being straight or gay, its about being people. Everyone can be immature.
One could easily retort what you just said with a "Well those immature straight people act like they know what freedom of speech is, when us gay people haven't had freedom of speech for centuries because of them."
However instead, I would simply like to point out that labeling is what is causing a lot of these problems, so tolerance and understanding should be the goal, for everyone.
2008-07-07 [*Phoenix*]: I agree, Fizban. Labeling is bad grrr....
2009-02-16 [Diiwica]: I would like to be a member please.
2009-02-18 [Fizban]: Good luck.