This I Believe

Richard - Reno, Nevada
Entered on October 15, 2006
Age Group: 50 - 65
Themes: peace

No power on earth can stop an idea whose time has come. It’s not really a full fledged idea. It’s really just a question. But a lot of great ideas were born from good questions. Ok. Here it is. Who invented marriage??? Why is this question important? Simply, because the two parent nuclear family system is the same system the whole world is using. The central element to the two parent nuclear family system is marriage. Who invented marriage? Necessity is the mother of invention. What set of circumstances necessitated the invention of marriage? Do those circumstances still exist? Is marriarge and the two parent nuclear family system the best we can do for our children? It has been said that it takes a higher order of thinking to get you out of a problem than it did to get you into the problem in the first place. It is highly likely that the people who invented marriage lived in caves and posessed limited language skills. I am not sure the men, nor the women, fully understood all the terms of the agreement. Who invented marriage?

It all started about fifteen plus years ago. I was watching John Bradshaw on PBS. It was the series about the family dynamic I think. Bradshaw was talking about low self esteem. Bradshaw was saying that he thought that low self esteem was a huge problem in the world. And that just didn’t make mush sense to me because if marriage is Holy, Ordained by God, and Women are such loving and nuturing Mothers Than how could low self esteem be such a big problem? Then it hit me. I don’t know where it came from. The question just popped into my head. Who invented marriage?

Maybe you don’t know the answer. Maybe it doesn’t bother you that you don’t know who invented marriage. But, does it bother you that no one knows how marriage got it’s start? Can you say paradigm paralysis?

Please don’t personalise this. Think globley. Is the system working? The first step states that,”We admitted we were powerless over the opposite sex and that our lives had become unmanageable.”

What could possibly come from answering this question, “Who invented marriage?” What do I believe will come from this? My answer is Peace, Revolution and the end of the world as we know it. Rick Cleary says, “There will never be Peace on Earth untill there is Peace between Men and Women.” Peace is at hand. Rejoice.