I don?t believe in god therefore also think marriages are a waste of time. Marriage without religion is like rice pudding without the jam or like tea without the sugar. I think all the cultural rituals that go with marriage is also a complete pile of pooh.
Not necessarily, marriage has existed before religion and it pre-dates written texts. The rituals that go with it are however a different story. I know there are some animals that have a long term companion so I'm quite sure marriage was something that evolved with us. Unfortunately religion nuts have turned into their own thing; banning gay marriage yet it's still ok for atheists to get married
I'll never understand forced marriages, in the case of females you could be condemning your own kid to be raped multiple times all in the name of honour. Families like these deserve to be shot.