That Three-fold Cord.....

by cameo-d 2 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • cameo-d

    Odd man out ain't Jehover.....

    The third wheel is actually your government.

    When you apply for a marriage license, you are actually asking permission from the government. You are also granting the government the right to dictate and govern your marriage.

    Here is what can happen when the state is given permission to oversee your married life:


    " Last month Kerry, who is 26 weeks pregnant, was told her wedding was being halted just 48 hours before she was due to walk up the aisle because, according to social services, she 'did not understand the implications of getting married'.

    Her fiance Mark, an artist, added: "Seeing Kerry so upset is absolutely heartbreaking and I am very worried that all this stress she is under will affect our unborn baby's health."


    Why should anyone have the ability to dictate what you can or cannot do with your life? Why sould we have to ask anyone's permission to follow our heart? If the state has such absolute rights over people and can withhold the freedom of the basic right of "the pursuit of happiness" doesn't this redefine the third party in the three-fold cord?

    Here's another instance:

    Interracial couple denied marriage License in La.

    HAMMOND, La. (AP) - A Louisiana justice of the peace said he refused to issue a marriage license to an interracial couple out of concern for any children the couple might have.

    Keith Bardwell, justice of the peace in Tangipahoa Parish, says it is his experience that most interracial marriages do not last long.


    That three-fold cord just turned into an elaborate piece of macrame which includes Elders speaking on behalf of the GB who in turn claim to speak on behalf of Jehover, plus the judges and every branch of social services which can and will dictate their policies to you.

    Where do you find a pair of scissors to cut through this?

  • compound complex
    compound complex

    Where do you find a pair of scissors to cut through this?

    The Gordian Knot is a legend associated with Alexander the Great. It is often used as a metaphor for an intractable problem, solved by a bold stroke ("cutting the Gordian knot"):

    "Turn him to any cause of policy,
    The Gordian Knot of it he will unloose,
    Familiar as his garter" (Shakespeare, Henry V, Act 1 Scene 1. 45–47)

  • WTWizard

    That third cord always stifles happiness. Any time you have a third party dictating whether or not you can get married or how you are to behave in that marriage, you are stifling happiness and creating the sort of stagnation that usually leads to divorce, adultery, and lovelessness in the marriage.

    And this goes for any kind of regulations. Forcing people to marry, gay or straight, is wrong. And so is denying people the right to marry on account of things like race, confusion of whether one "understands what is going on", or even because they happen to be gay. This effectively means that gay marriage should be between the people involved (and no one else, and should never be imposed on anyone in lieu of straight marriage). And, there should have been no issue about interracial marriage--at that, right here in the good old United States Tyranny of America.

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