No, it takes evil people's deliberate mis-interpretation of scriptures.
The bible does not mention at what age people can or can't be married. People do like to make stuff up though about what's in the bible so I'm not surprised this view is held (such as "Rebekah married Isaac at 8).
Do you honestly think that the vast majority of evil is caused by people following religion? The millions robbed, the thousands murdered and raped are mainly down to religious people doing it because the bible says it's okay? Smh. It's very convenient to blame "religion" for anything we don't like so we can conveniently overlook the intrinsic rotten-ness of society.
The bible is very clear that we should obey the law of the land. If it says 18 is the legal minimum, then 18 it is. Anyone claiming the bible justifies otherwise is twisting it to further their own agenda. A bit like you're doing perhaps
Bingo that one little sentence nailed the point i was making. Everyone is so quick to point the finger at religion especially atheist. I also don't blame guns when someone goes on a rampage & starts shooting folks. Same logic & reason applies here.
There could be plenty of blame to go around with religion, the parents, societies culture which all have influence but ultimately it's the individual's responsibility to not become indoctrinated in drivel.
I known all types of people from various different beliefs from Christians, Muslims, buddhists, wiccan, new age, agnostics, atheist you name it and not a single one of them would think that's ok. For the most part all the people i've met seem to be pretty moderate in their beliefs.
That being said i do think religion can be dangerous but so can any idea, belief or even non belief if taken to extremes. Extreme entrenched convictions cause conflict. Should we ban all beliefs, all opposition & indifference to everything? What's left? lel
Me personally i'd rather freedom of options because while there may be conflict it brings some checks & balances despite the perceived chaos their is a harmony to that.
@TSU is it all just crazy religious retarded hillbilly zealot folk with a smaller portion of dissenters of that brand of retardation with all those nutjobs up there in the north & or east coast? That's what you guys make it seem like.
I know from my bro in NY it's more of a melting pot like it was for me in NOLA so people tend to be more moderate and accepting.