One of the most ridiculous arguments against introducing divorce in Malta is that “man cannot divide what God has united”. This is obviously fallacious for the simple reason that in a civil marriage a couple isn’t “united” through God in the first place.

 

However, let’s say hypothetically that this is true. Doesn’t the Catholic church also teach that “God knows everything”?  What do the prohibitionists want? Deceive Him?

 

If God knows everything, doesn’t He also know that divorced or not that particular couple aren’t together? Doesn’t he know that they don’t live with each other anymore, probably don’t talk to each other anymore and very likely have a new partner?

 

Do these people honestly believe that God can be fooled that easily? By refusing to sign a piece of paper that does nothing more than recognize reality – that that particular marriage is over.

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