In the paper today I saw an article where an 8 year old girl died from internal injuries suffered on her marital bed on her wedding night. This would be her wedding to a man who is 40 years old.
Nowhere, never, no way, no how should that EVER be ok and to be accepted on the grounds of religion.
I am not one to judge but good grief…..an 8 year old (and sometimes younger from what I hear) is never old enough for that sort of thing, not just emotionally but most definitely physically.
If this is dangerous territory I don’t really care – the death of a child from something like this is a disgrace. Heaven knows how many other poor souls have suffered.
There are reports that there is feeling that the husband and the bride’s family should be arrested. More to the point I think such acts should be made illegal.
If you had sex with an 8 year old in my country you would be arrested, you would do jail time for this and be put on a sex offenders register. And rightly bloomin’ so.
Religion should be a kind and peaceful thing that some people find solace in.
It should not defy basic human law against a child.