Human arrogance and idiocy never ceases to amaze me.
From The Times, people in Switzerland are flocking to churches to get divorced, and the clergy is now working on an official liturgy for divorce ceremonies.
I see a role for the church in joining people in marriage, but nowhere in the Bible do I see a role for the church in legitimizing or facilitating divorce that isn't justified by the limited Biblical grounds.
Here's the hubris that amazes me:
The president of the Zurich Reform Church, Ruedi Reich, said: “Going through a ceremony like this is a way of showing God that the marriage is over.”
We're going to "show God"?
Like God would get confused without this divorce liturgy? Like He wouldn't know?
Like we get to tell God, "Yeah, we know you said, 'At the beginning the Creator 'made them male and female,' and said, 'For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh'? So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate.' But we say the marriage is over, God. So just deal with it!"
If we're going to display such disregard for God in the first place, why do we feel the need to be comforted by this bit of religious ceremony?
Is it that we still feel the need to fool ourselves into believing God approves of our actions (and this bit of church ceremony can provide that illusion), even though God made it clear he DOESN'T?
Our capacity for self-delusion is truly stunning!