Non-religious weddings

<< < (7/9) > >>

cr1t (November 29, 2012, 15:30:21 PM):
Congrats. Don't worry about the happily ever after, us heathens have lower divorce rates than the theists.

Yeah, weird that... >:D Must be the devil looking after his own.

Is there some stats on this please
BoogieMonster (November 29, 2012, 15:45:21 PM):
Heard it a while ago, quick google gave me this:

http://www.religioustolerance.org/chr_dira.htm
Code:
Religion % have been divorced
Jews 30%
Born-again Christians 27%
Other Christians 24%
Atheists, Agnostics 21%
beLIEf (November 29, 2012, 21:02:00 PM):
will hopefully live happily ever after....

Fixed

Congratulations!

;D

:D thanks!!

... of the skoon menses prayers
Ah, did you snag a boertjie? Can't go wrong there. Geluk ôk. :)

Rigil

Nope not a boertjie a boesman :o

And those stats make interesting reading... I think it is down to factors such as pressure to get married quickly so as not to "live in sin" before really knowing each other, or getting married because there are little people on the way.. rather than a good few sinful years of living together and really getting to know each other before tying the knot, - if they even bother - which I didn't think I would ever, but v happy I did.
Rigil Kent (November 29, 2012, 23:11:17 PM):
... before really knowing each other ...
Oh, that never happens either way. Except for biographical details such as birth marks, favourite colours and hot or cold milk, any aspirations of cracking behavioural patterns, weight fluctuations, and emotional codes soon peter out. :P


Rigil
Faerie (November 30, 2012, 07:53:45 AM):

Nope not a boertjie a boesman :o

And those stats make interesting reading... I think it is down to factors such as pressure to get married quickly so as not to "live in sin" before really knowing each other, or getting married because there are little people on the way.. rather than a good few sinful years of living together and really getting to know each other before tying the knot, - if they even bother - which I didn't think I would ever, but v happy I did.

I suspect it has to do that atheists dont feel compelled to live by externally set rules. We tend to view our partners as exactly that, partners, and dont bow to the traditional wife/husband roles, more communication, more mutual respect (from a woman's point of view, the husband would not dream of telling her what to do and she in turn feeling compelled to do it regardless of her opinion thereof), its probably the communication and mutual regard of each other's opinions that makes the biggest difference. I also suspect we tend to get married later in life due to the shortage of suitable mates and with age comes maturity and wisdom, it rather helps not getting married at 19...

Navigation

[0] Message Index

[#] Next page

[*] Previous page

Skeptic Forum Board Index

Non-mobile version of page