John and Ann Betar weren’t supposed to get married. Her father had arranged for her to wed another man, but she and John fled Bridgeport and eloped to New York. That was more than 80 years ago. The couple is still happily married, a fact that has led to their naming as the “longest married couple” in the U.S. for 2013 by Worldwide Marriage Encounter, a Christian marriage group based in San Bernardino, Calif. (1, 2)
After all, this is what really matters folks!
Not arguments for or against God.
Not debates for or against theism.
What atheists will never understand, is that life’s truly important things are the things which make us humans, the things one cannot measure. The things one cannot replicate in a lab. The things science is silent about. The things for which true and honest religion talks about.
Religion has exalted marriage to one of its greatest Mysteries. I am truly curious to see how atheists celebrate love, besides their inherent belief that it stems from… eating too much chocolate.