Religion: Marriage

Exercising a police regulation over marriage, which it regards as a useful stabilizing influence, the secular arm of the law does little philosophizing as it goes about its business. Not so the ecclesiastical arm, whose stake is much greater. On marriage rests the prestige, the continuity of all world religions. Christianity, notably, is one religion whose priests and whose God set examples by standing in the role of parents to children. Great, therefore, is the chagrin of churchmen when they see the institution of marriage beset as it is in the U. S....

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