Re "Marriage is not religious" (Letters, April 1): I can appreciate some of the the comments by letter writer Elizabeth Rowell regarding some historical aspects of marriage. But to imply that Christianity found marriage as a distraction, and encouraged celibacy for the general population, is to ignore the iron law of biology.
If a species does not procreate, it will die out. This is starting to happen in countries like Japan, and certain European countries, where the reproductive rate has fallen so low, that if it continues, those countries will eventually disappear.
It takes the biological function of a male and female, a commitment called marriage, and a stable home, to bring into existence more people to continue a society. Let's not be historical revisionists.
-- Bill Walters, Carmichael