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Adam and Eve- NOT a love story




It may surprise people to know that the book of Genesis describes the first arranged marriage of the bible. It may shock people even further to learn that the first advocate of this practice was God himself, according to the bible. The New International Version, Genesis chapter 2 verses 22-24 describes the union of the first man and woman as follows: "Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of man, and he brought her to the man."
 
The last few words of that bible verse "and he brought her to the man", point to the fact that this was an arranged marriage. Nothing is said about the woman wanting this for herself, or if she even wanted to be a wife. Or, if she was even attracted to Adam. You see, it wasn't a choice for her. Her marriage to Adam had been predetermined even before she was created. It was her destiny, dictated by God. Which is why, immediately after being created, God "brought her" to Adam. Verse 24 describes Adam's reaction: "This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh...". Adam was ecstatic to have a wife. But, nothing is said about how the woman felt about this. Why? Because her feelings didn't matter to the writer of the book of Genesis. 
 
The practice of forced marriage and depriving someone of this very personal choice is an assault to basic human rights. All of us have the natural, inherent right to decide with whom we will spend the rest of our lives.  As a book that promotes arranged marriages, the bible is hardly a model to follow when it comes to the institution of marriage or partnerships or love.
 
-Miguel Gonzalez

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  1. dang bro its fucked up to think about this but it makes sense

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