Golden Banner News Paper
Column Title: Let’s Think Together
Article Title: Divorce is Immoral
Date: June 1, 2011
This is another bill of which divine institution is not considered; it is very sad that some congressmen are solving the problems like practical atheist. They have forgotten that there is God who is always present in history who abides and take good care of mankind. The origin of marriage is God, in the book of Genesis 1:27-28 – “Male and female he created them. And God Bless them saying : Increase and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it.” It was of divine plan to make the first man and woman as the parent of mankind their union is planned by God, henceforth marriage is a vocare it is avocation both the husband and the wife are called for each other to participate divine love which eternal that’s why marriage is a life time commitment.
The Catholic Church maintain, “The Church, since she is faithful to her Lord, cannot recognize the union of people who are civilly divorced and remarried” (CCC 349). The Catholic Church always speak on behalf God without compromising one single doctrine for each single religious tenet comes from divine norms which is a must for respect. For the Lord said, “Whoever divorces his wife and marries another, commits adultery against her; and if she divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery” (Mk.10:11-12).
Now, they say there are a lot of battered wives and husbands and a lot of unfaithful marriage partners, therefore divorce for them is the best option. But such response to the problem is not necessary and would never solve the problem. For if the wife divorces her husband and marry another there is no guarantee that her next marriage is a perfect one, and so she might divorce her next husband and divorce the third soon and so forth towards infinity? Now where is the sanctity of marriage. Divorce was practice by paganism before and it was the Lord Himself who died for this teaching insisting the sanctity of marriage. But it seems that our good congressmen wanted to go back to pagan times where marriage was never valued like what Jesus taught unto us.
The next consideration is the children, try to ask one child to imagine if his parents are divorced and if would be rejoicing due to that. When I ask anybody I have not hear somebody affirming divorce to be a good thing to happen to their parents. Most of delinquent children are victims of broken families; emotionally no one take care for them it is very difficult ask one of them and unearth a long time suppressed depression. Family is the basic unit of the Church as well as to society: the destruction of families results to the destruction of society. Let us all help pray that the minds of the congressmen passing this bill would be enlightened that they should remain a believer of God for if not they would continue of being a practical atheist.