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OOC: Biblical marriage

(Most of this comes from here. Yes, I am mixing up normative statements with historical practices from widely divergent eras.)

How important should the Bible be for modern society? (1 = ignore it completely; 10 = follow it completely)

Mean: 2.65 Median: 3 Std. Dev 1.63
1
8(34.8%)
2
3(13.0%)
3
7(30.4%)
4
1(4.3%)
5
3(13.0%)
6
0(0.0%)
7
1(4.3%)
8
0(0.0%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
0(0.0%)

Biblical marriages are generally arranged. If the couple are free, the parents arrange it. A master may compel slaves to marry and produce children. A soldier may capture and marry a woman of people he defeats in battle. To what extent should this custom be kept in modern society? (1 = NO WAY. 5 = neutral. 10 = ABSOLUTELY)

Mean: 2.05 Median: 1 Std. Dev 1.82
1
15(68.2%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
4(18.2%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
2(9.1%)
6
0(0.0%)
7
0(0.0%)
8
1(4.5%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
0(0.0%)

There are no Biblical same-sex marriages. To what extent should this custom be kept in modern society? (1 = NO WAY. 5 = neutral. 10 = ABSOLUTELY)

Mean: 1.65 Median: 1 Std. Dev 1.37
1
18(78.3%)
2
1(4.3%)
3
1(4.3%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
3(13.0%)
6
0(0.0%)
7
0(0.0%)
8
0(0.0%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
0(0.0%)

One man may marry many women simultaneously, and take others as concubines. A woman may only marry one man though. To what extent should this custom be kept in modern society? (1 = NO WAY. 5 = neutral. 10 = ABSOLUTELY)

Mean: 2.09 Median: 1 Std. Dev 2.08
1
15(65.2%)
2
2(8.7%)
3
3(13.0%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
2(8.7%)
6
0(0.0%)
7
0(0.0%)
8
0(0.0%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
1(4.3%)

People of different faiths or ethnic groups may not marry. Children of such a union are illegitimate, even if the parents somehow got married. To what extent should this custom be kept in modern society? (1 = NO WAY. 5 = neutral. 10 = ABSOLUTELY)

Mean: 1.00 Median: 1 Std. Dev 0.00
1
22(100.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
0(0.0%)
7
0(0.0%)
8
0(0.0%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
0(0.0%)

If a married man dies without a son, his brother must attempt to sire a son on his widow, whether either of them wants it or not. To what extent should this custom be kept in modern society? (1 = NO WAY. 5 = neutral. 10 = ABSOLUTELY)

Mean: 1.57 Median: 1 Std. Dev 1.35
1
19(82.6%)
2
1(4.3%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
3(13.0%)
6
0(0.0%)
7
0(0.0%)
8
0(0.0%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
0(0.0%)

Unmarried women who are the victim of rape must marry their rapists, and, when married, submit to them sexually. To what extent should this custom be kept in modern society? (1 = NO WAY. 5 = neutral. 10 = ABSOLUTELY)

Mean: 1.00 Median: 1 Std. Dev 0.00
1
23(100.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
0(0.0%)
7
0(0.0%)
8
0(0.0%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
0(0.0%)

The church should not be particularly involved in marriage. To what extent should this custom be kept in modern society? (1 = NO WAY. 5 = neutral. 10 = ABSOLUTELY)

Mean: 7.35 Median: 8 Std. Dev 2.63
1
1(4.3%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
2(8.7%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
4(17.4%)
6
0(0.0%)
7
3(13.0%)
8
3(13.0%)
9
3(13.0%)
10
7(30.4%)

Divorce is easy for men. To what extent should this custom be kept in modern society? (1 = NO WAY. 5 = neutral. 10 = ABSOLUTELY)

Mean: 4.87 Median: 5 Std. Dev 2.77
1
4(17.4%)
2
1(4.3%)
3
3(13.0%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
9(39.1%)
6
0(0.0%)
7
2(8.7%)
8
1(4.3%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
3(13.0%)

Divorce is pretty much impossible. To what extent should this custom be kept in modern society? (1 = NO WAY. 5 = neutral. 10 = ABSOLUTELY)

Mean: 1.52 Median: 1 Std. Dev 1.31
1
18(78.3%)
2
2(8.7%)
3
2(8.7%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
0(0.0%)
7
1(4.3%)
8
0(0.0%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
0(0.0%)
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