Is eternity just too long for humanity?

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Is eternity just too long for humanity?

Post by hiorta on Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:48 pm

Orthodox Religion's earlier stance on marriage has taken a mortal blow with the realisation that all Life actually does live forever. The wed-for-life school presumably never foresaw this one coming - seriously, could anyone really live in a normal sense for say x000000 years?
This clearly points to those alleged edicts of a deity being shallow and not all encompassing. Doesn't it?

I did see a thoughtful article some years ago where the author opined that the oft-lauded marriage durability of earlier times marriage longevity was just about equal to today.
Rather than divorce, etc being a resulting cause as today, it was illness, poverty, awful social conditions, wars, and generally unhealthy living with the average marriage lasting a similar period.

This raises the thought - did the stories of wedded bliss bear any resemblance to factual record? No doubt the exceptions were as then and now.
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Post by obiwan on Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:27 pm

hiorta wrote:Orthodox Religion's earlier stance on marriage has taken a mortal blow with the realisation that all Life actually does live forever. The wed-for-life school presumably never foresaw this one coming - seriously, could anyone really live in a normal sense for say x000000 years?
This clearly points to those alleged edicts of a deity being shallow and not all encompassing. Doesn't it?

I did see a thoughtful article some years ago where the author opined that the oft-lauded marriage durability of earlier times marriage longevity was just about equal to today.
Rather than divorce, etc being a resulting cause as today, it was illness, poverty, awful social conditions, wars, and generally unhealthy living with the average marriage lasting a similar period.

This raises the thought - did the stories of wedded bliss bear any resemblance to factual record? No doubt the exceptions were as then and now.

I suppose it depends what one sees as the purpose of marriage. Maybe what endures is love and in fact the bible (fwiw) says the same. I don’t recall marriages lasting beyond death, even Jesus is said to said as much isn’t he?

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Post by hiorta on Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:52 pm

Death was seen as an impenetrable barrier to so many systems and things, it being quite easy to then insert quotations under that name.
Marriage itself seems to have been a control tool, although anything that helps the very young must be welcome. Anyway,who would want a handful of mothers-in-law Spirit side?
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Post by obiwan on Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:18 pm

hiorta wrote:Death was seen as an impenetrable barrier to so many systems and things, it being quite easy to then insert quotations under that name.
Marriage itself seems to have been a control tool, although anything that helps the very young must be welcome. Anyway,who would want a handful of mothers-in-law Spirit side?

Sorry friend I'm not sure what point you're making.

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Post by hiorta on Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:25 am

My apologies obiwan.
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Post by obiwan on Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:04 am

hiorta wrote:My apologies obiwan.
Are you ok?
Feel free to expand Very Happy

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Post by hiorta on Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:27 am

I'm fine obi wan, thanks. getting a bit overwhelmed today.
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Post by obiwan on Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:54 am

hiorta wrote:I'm fine obi wan, thanks. getting a bit overwhelmed today.

Good good Smile (not that you're overwhelmed!).

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Post by mac on Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:15 pm

Elsewhere a mention has been made whether marriage between mortals continues as marriage between the same individuals in their spirit forms after corporeal death.

interesting notion maybe?

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Post by obiwan on Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:46 pm

mac wrote:Elsewhere a mention has been made whether marriage between mortals continues as marriage between the same individuals in their spirit forms after corporeal death.

interesting notion maybe?

I guess it depends what is meant by marriage.

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Post by mac on Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:10 pm

obiwan wrote:
mac wrote:Elsewhere a mention has been made whether marriage between mortals continues as marriage between the same individuals in their spirit forms after corporeal death.

interesting notion maybe?

I guess it depends what is meant by marriage.

With freewill of both, the same partners, same emotional ties, same physical intimacy as when incarnates....

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Post by obiwan on Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:19 pm

mac wrote:
obiwan wrote:
mac wrote:Elsewhere a mention has been made whether marriage between mortals continues as marriage between the same individuals in their spirit forms after corporeal death.

interesting notion maybe?

I guess it depends what is meant by marriage.

With freewill of both, the same partners, same emotional ties, same physical intimacy as when incarnates....

I can’t see why that couldn’t be achieved, though how long the parties involved would want it to continue like that is probably moot 😄 . I’m not sure how practical ‘physical intimacy’ would be.

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Post by mac on Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:30 pm

obiwan wrote:
mac wrote:
obiwan wrote:
mac wrote:Elsewhere a mention has been made whether marriage between mortals continues as marriage between the same individuals in their spirit forms after corporeal death.

interesting notion maybe?

I guess it depends what is meant by marriage.

With freewill of both, the same partners, same emotional ties, same physical intimacy as when incarnates....

I can’t see why that couldn’t be achieved, though how long the parties involved would want it to continue like that is probably moot 😄 . I’m not sure how practical ‘physical intimacy’ would be.

Agreed on each point, obi.

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