Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Are You Sure? (On Marriage)

Hey gay people, are you sure you really want to be part of the Institution of MarriageTM? Are you sure you're sure? I'm really just asking, but I think it's worth considering very carefully in light of things like this:

There is no minimal age for entering marriage. You can have a marriage contract even with a one-year-old girl, not to mention a girl of nine, seven, or eight. This is merely a contract [indicating] consent. The guardian in such a case must be the father, because the father's opinion is obligatory. Thus, the girl becomes a wife... But is the girl ready for sex or not? What is the appropriate age for having sex for the first time? This varies according to environment and traditions ....
Well, it's nice to know that one-year-old girls aren't invariably declared ready for sex under Sharia.

Again, it's not really my place to say, but I think this illustrates the fact that there are certain in-groups that it's more honorable to be excluded from.

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