The Holy Bible on Divorce
One in a series "Killing Christians Through Better Medicine".
Divorced women don't have the same rights as married or never-married women:
A woman is bound to her husband until he dies:
1Co 7:39 The wife is bound by the law as long as her husband liveth; but if her husband be dead, she is at liberty to be married to whom she will; only in the Lord.
1Co 7:34 There is difference also between a wife and a virgin. The unmarried woman careth for the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and in spirit: but she that is married careth for the things of the world, how she may please her husband.There is no provision for a woman to "divorce" her husband:
Wives and children of Israelites who marry non-Israelites are to be put away:
Ezra 9:1 Now when these things were done, the princes came to me, saying,
Jesus Christ did not come to change nor to annul God's Law:
Christians are to obey God's Law, not man's law:
Mat 15:3 But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?
Religious or church leaders who preach that divorce is acceptable are guilty of apostasy:
In the four minutes it will take you to read this page, eighteen more fellow Americans will be divorced, and nine will die as a direct result of that divorce, which means that giving American women legal rights was tantamount to mass genocide. The US Surgeon General reports that divorce is a bigger health risk to men than smoking tobacco. The Centers for Disease Control report that divorce triples the risk of suicide. Twelve different scholarly studies demonstrate that divorce significantly increases the premature mortality of fathers, mothers, and the children of divorce. Divorce and illegitimacy put almost half of the nation's children in fatherless households where they are up to 73 times more likely to be fatally abused. One child of divorce dies prematurely for each 15 divorces in the US. The increased divorce rate in the US killed 21 million Americans in the 20th Century alone. Each additional one hundred divorces nationwide parallels five additional suicides, ten additional murders, twenty additional rapes, and three hundred more men in prison. The fifty fold increase in the US divorce rate paralleled a ten fold increase in the murder rate and a seventeen fold increase in the incarceration rate.
Divorce contributed to the increase in the percent of US managers and administrators who are women from 19% to 43%, which decreased the purchasing power of the average American family by two thirds. It caused a $7 trillion increase education spending at the same time that SAT Scores decreased 98 points, putting the US DEAD LAST in TIMSS. It contributed to the US having the industrial world's only negative Personal Savings rate, reducing the net worth of the average American household to a negative $77,000 each. It contributed to our record high personal and corporate bankruptcy filings.
Worldwide, each additional one hundred divorces parallels two additional suicides, one additional murder, six additional rapes, thirty three additional armed robberies, and puts one hundred more men in prison.
Feminism, the "right to commit adultery", the unwarranted demand for legal rights for women, the root cause of divorce, an abomination before God, must be outlawed and female criminals must be punished. Blind dumb feminists cannot point to one single economic or social statistic with pride and say "It was all worth it".
The tendency of women to divorce increases as their legal rights are increased. Countries which have not granted legal rights to women have divorce rates one tenth as high as the US.
The divorce rate in the US increased fifty fold since women were given legal rights.
The increase in our murder and suicide rates correlates closely to the increase in our divorce rate, which is clearly the result of granting American women legal rights.
Within the US, state to state divorce and suicide rates demonstrate that there is one additional suicide for each additional 25 divorces. In other words, when a judge grants 25 divorces, he is directly responsible for one additional suicide in this country.
The overall increase in premature mortality over the long term results in the death of one American for each two divorces.
Don't Count on Government to Solve the Problem
The "leveling off" of the US divorce rate isn't a sign of some kind of an improvement, but rather a change in the importance that your government attaches to the collection marriage and divorce data, the simplest data in the world to collect, something that even Rwanda and Haiti have managed to accomplish. The real message is that the problem is now so obviously out of control that the National Center for Health Statistics, by FALSELY claiming that "budgetary considerations necessitated this action", can now disband this responsibility and simply refer visitors to the US Census Bureau. But the US Census Bureau, in keeping with the grand tradition of failed empires, now refers you BACK to the original source, claiming that "these data must be obtained from the National Center for Health Statistics". These worthless government statistical sources can tell us exactly how many TV sets there are on an Arapaho Indian Reservation, but claim to know nothing about the most serious implosion of a society since Babylon fell.
Marriage and Divorce
The U.S. Census Bureau does not collect the number of marriages and divorces that take place in a given year.
These data may be obtained from the NATIONAL CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS (NCHS).
Their phone number is: 301-458-4636.
The U.S. Census Bureau does provide the current marital status of persons, by age, sex, and race and the estimated median age at first marriage for men and women at the U.S. level. Reports are also published from special studies which collect data on the marital history of the population.
Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) Reports
Change in the Reporting of Marriage and Divorce Statistics
Information on the total numbers and rates of marriages and divorces at the national and State levels are published in the NCHS National Vital Statistics Reports. The collection of detailed data was suspended beginning in January 1996 (See Federal Register Notice, Dec. 15, 1995). Limitations in the information collected by the States as well as budgetary considerations necessitated this action. The most recent comprehensive analyses of detailed marriage and divorce data are published in Advance Report of Final Marriage Statistics, 1989-90 and Advance Report of Final Divorce Statistics, 1989-90.
The National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG), conducted by NCHS, collected detailed data on cohabitation, marriage, divorce and remarriage. These data were published in Series 23, Number 22, "Cohabitation, Marriage, Divorce and Remarriage in the United States".
The U.S. Bureau of the Census is another Federal source of marriage and divorce statistics. Census data are survey- rather than records-based and cover many aspects of marriage and divorce patterns in the United States. For further information on this subject, please contact either:
Data Dissemination Branch, Room
Public Affairs Office, Room
Other Federal marriage and divorce statistics are available from the U.S. Bureau of the Census, 301-457-2465.
California Divorces Exceed California Marriages!
And what does the State of California do to warn men of the devastating effects of getting married, inevitibly getting divorced, and losing all assets to lawyers in the process?
LIES, LIES, LIES!
LIES AND MORE LIES!
The Official California Home Page for "vital statistics" doesn't even include marriage and divorce data!
Instead of warning men about the dangers of marriage, the media prints completely misleading stories, saying things like "the divorce rate decreased by 11.5% between 1980 and 1994". Now, that is technically correct, but it fails to note the even more important point that the marriage rate decreased 14.2% during that same timeframe. It's incredibly misleading to infer that this a trend towards social stability when it is in reality a net increase in the divorce rate of 2.7%.
Do blind dumb feminists not realize this before they publish such trash? Did they even bother to check it out before they allowed it to go to print? Did they check it out but not understand the data? Did they take this risk of discrediting themselves by hoping that the data was correct, or that they wouldn't get caught?
The answer is in the TIMSS study, which illustrated that it's not relevant whether or not they attempted to cross check their data, because TIMSS shows that zero percent of American 12th grade girls were able to correctly solve math problems identical to this one. Even if they had tried to check it out, there is a 100% probability that they couldn't have understood the point anyway, so why bother?
Nobody has a higher divorce rate than the US. The next highest country is Sweden, whose divorce rate is half of ours. It is fifty times higher now than it was before the blind dumb feminists met in Seneca Falls. In just one year in California, 1969-1970, it jumped 40%. If the feminists hadn't done their dirty deed in Seneca Falls it would be in the range of Japan, China, Mexico, Italy, Brazil, El Salvador, and Sri Lanka today.
The 13 fold increase in the divorce rate this century paralleled an unprecedented 8 fold increase in our murder rate. Around the world today, in 15 industrialized nations, 100 additional divorces cause one additional murder, 6 additional reports of rape, 33 additional armed robberies, and 100 more men in prison. These are costs which society, not feminists, must pay. Putting one man in prison removes 2 men from the labor force (the inmate and one more criminal justice system employee), plus adds the cost of the employee's salary and benefits to the already overburdened Public Debt. This is a net cost to GDP of 3 manyears, so having 1.8 million men in prison subtracts 4.8 million manyears from GDP, which is 4%. If we had an incarceration rate equivalent to Japan or China, we would be spending 0.2% of GDP for prisons, which means that mopping up after feminists puts the entire US workforce at an immediate 3.8% cost disadvantage in the Global Economy.
Kathleen Parker almost had this right, but as is the case with most feminists, she completely misrepresented the real magnitude of the problem of divorce at the end of an otherwise credible article:
87 million Americans have gotten divorced since 1950, which is almost a third of the current population. Considering those who have gotten divorced more than once, there were an average of 1.8 children per divorce, which is 156.6 million children of divorce. Of course most of them are over the age of 18 now and thus aren't "children" any longer.
But 51.4 million of those who are divorced today have gotten divorced since 1980, which involved 92.5 million children. Since there are only 68 million children (those under 18 years old) in the US today, it would be a lot more accurate to say that almost every child in this country has been affected by divorce, rather than "1 in 60 sees their parents divorce" each year.
Only 26 million of these children live with "two parents", but the mothers with whom 15 million of these children are living have been divorced and are now living with men who are not the biological fathers of their children. In other words, the 11 million children living with both biological parents are now a 16% minority.
As a cross-check to the above calculations, note that DHHS reports that there were 41,344,400 divorces in the US in the Twentieth Century which adversely affected 62,016,600 children. One of the adverse effects is a 44% increase in their premature mortality rate compared to children raised by two biological parents in an intact family. 213 million of the 284 million Americans are adults, so these children of divorce now constitute 29% of the adult population. There were 1,736,018 premature deaths in the US in 1996 (deaths of citizens below the age of 75, their average life expectancy), which is a premature mortality rate of 660 per 100,000 population. The premature mortality rate of the 151 million adult Americans raised in intact families is 585, whereas that for the 62 million adult Americans who were raised in broken homes is 842 [.71X + 1.44 x .29X = 660, X = 585, 1.44X = 842].
If these 62 million had a premature mortality rate equal to those raised in intact families, then 159,340 fewer of them would die prematurely each year [(842 - 585) x 62 million = 159,340], and 8 million fewer would have died in the Twentieth Century alone.
Blind Dumb Feminist Jurisprudence
Jer 3:8And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not, but went and played the harlot also