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Bookworm1

Bookworm1

So I was reading the 39 Clues and I was wondering if it was biblically okay for Ian and Amy to have crushes on each other.

January 3, 2016 at 07:32
AdventureGirl

AdventureGirl

Sorry, I haven’t read it. Can you give me a quick run down of the story?

January 3, 2016 at 07:40
Bookworm1

Bookworm1

In a nutshell, throughout a few of the books these two kids develop feelings for each other even though they are distantly related.

January 3, 2016 at 07:45
Bookworm1

Bookworm1

Sorry, I’m really bad at summaries.

January 3, 2016 at 14:10
Marcy

Marcy

How distantly related are we talking? In the Bible, first cousin marriages and anything more distantly related than that are not forbidden. Plus, once you get to second cousins and further distantly related, they don’t share much more genes than any random two people.

January 3, 2016 at 20:55
Bookworm1

Bookworm1

They are fifth cousins.

January 4, 2016 at 10:09
Marcy

Marcy

That should be fine then. 🙂

January 4, 2016 at 13:48
AdventureGirl

AdventureGirl

Marcy~ Just to be clear, the bible says first cousin marriages are not forbidden? Just curious..not something I’ve thought about much before 🙂

January 4, 2016 at 17:55
Marcy

Marcy

Yeah, they are not forbidden. Leviticus and Deuteronomy list a lot of relatives you are not allowed to marry, but don’t forbid cousin marriage. There are also several examples of cousin marriage in the Bible, including Isaac and Rebekah, Jacob and Leah and Rachel, and, in Judges, Caleb’s daughter marries his nephew.

January 4, 2016 at 21:29
Juanita11

Juanita11

I can’t imagine being romantically involved with my cousin… That’s really food for thought…

January 5, 2016 at 15:36
AdventureGirl

AdventureGirl

Interesting! I read that book “8 Cousins” and “A Rose in Bloom” by Louisa May Alcott and I was always weirded out that Rose married her cousin. I feel better now lol

Sort of anyway, it’s still a weird thought haha 🙂 I can’t imagine liking my cousin romantically at all.

January 5, 2016 at 18:51
Marcy

Marcy

lol Yeah, me, too. The idea of being romantically attracted to my cousin is way too weird for me.

January 8, 2016 at 22:27
AdventureGirl

AdventureGirl

I guess back then it probably wasn’t so weird because there were less people in the world?? It was probably pretty common

January 9, 2016 at 12:03
Marcy

Marcy

Yeah, I think it was pretty common to marry your relatives back then because family bonds were so important and people didn’t move around and mix with as many different people. It’s just too weird to consider someone that close today, you know.

January 9, 2016 at 15:47
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