Sunday, May 11, 2008

Marriage: Better for the Environment

It makes sense when you think about it: marriage is better for our environment. The reasoning is simple. For example, a home comprised of father, mother and two children consumes fewer resources and space per capita than one home with only a father and another comprised of a mother and two children.

A refrigerator requires roughly the same energy whether it holds food for one person or four. Marrieds require only a single refrigerator. Divorced families require two. A married family needs only a single home; divorce means two homes.

There are many more important reasons to get and stay married, but as population pressures increase strain on global resources, we cannot ignore this simple fact.

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  1. Rationalism (including atheism) is also better than the superstitions for the humans and the environment. It sustains prudence and science for the conservation and protection of the terrestrial life. It does not accept the lies of deities, supernatural and life after death, and thus supports a clear understanding of the life and the universe, and of the human responsabilities. It avoids the intelectual and material spill on offerings for some inexistent gods. All religions could and should become rational associations, engaged in education, science, culture, social assistance. The rational humans must contribute to a society that ensures a decent life for everyone on the unique planet Earth.

  2. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this, Toma.