Tiger Woods and the Meaning of Marriage

Today’s apology by Tiger Woods, and the MSNBC.com photo of him with his mother after the televised special report, got me thinking about marriage.

I like being married. I think gays and lesbians should be permitted to be married if they want.

I Googled the question, “Who invented marriage?” and found out that many people believe God did when he tore out Adam’s rib and shaped it into woman, er, Eve, who Adam declared bone of my bone, flesh of my flesh. Too bad Eve wasn’t created first. Maybe the world would be run with a different point of view.

I also learned through my research that marriage was a contract between clans, with dowries to help seal the deal, with the agreement reinforcing the strength of the group. Continue reading “Tiger Woods and the Meaning of Marriage”