Nigeria : UN gives top prize to Chibok girls negotiator

Lunar Cycle

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In the Spirit of Sankofa,


UN gives top prize to Chibok girls negotiator

AFPSeptember 18, 2017

https://www.yahoo.com/news/un-gives-top-prize-chibok-girls-negotiator-100158267.html

A total of 106 of the Chibok girls have been released, found or escaped (AFP Photo/Sunday AGHAEZE)

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I'm trying very hard to accept this cultural precept of child brides, child soldiers and child rape in the name of war fighting within the same borders of a nation. I guess the parents of these girls are just as desensitized as the not quite so happy look hiding horrible stories to tell on these dolls faces. Sad.
 

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I'm trying very hard to accept this cultural precept of child brides, child soldiers and child rape in the name of war fighting within the same borders of a nation. I guess the parents of these girls are just as desensitized as the not quite so happy look hiding horrible stories to tell on these dolls faces. Sad.

Well, if it helps, the Bible is replete with young brides.


Question: "Does the Bible say what is the proper age for marriage?"

It is reasonable to look at the practices of ancient Judaism for cultural considerations on the proper age for marriage. According to tradition, boys were not considered “men,” and therefore not marriageable, until the age of 13. Girls were not considered “women” until age 12. These ages more or less correspond to the onset of puberty. While those ages might seem too young to us, they are not unusual ages for getting married, historically. It has only been within the last century or so that the average age of getting married has drifted into the late twenties and early thirties ...

https://www.gotquestions.org/marriage-age.html


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Lunar Cycle

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Well, if it helps, the Bible is replete with young brides.


Question: "Does the Bible say what is the proper age for marriage?"

It is reasonable to look at the practices of ancient Judaism for cultural considerations on the proper age for marriage. According to tradition, boys were not considered “men,” and therefore not marriageable, until the age of 13. Girls were not considered “women” until age 12. These ages more or less correspond to the onset of puberty. While those ages might seem too young to us, they are not unusual ages for getting married, historically. It has only been within the last century or so that the average age of getting married has drifted into the late twenties and early thirties ...

https://www.gotquestions.org/marriage-age.html


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I understand Mr. C, it's all in the personal interpretation. Religious or moral considerations aside, it just bothers me.
 

Clyde C Coger Jr

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I understand Mr. C, it's all in the personal interpretation. Religious or moral considerations aside, it just bothers me.

Understood ...

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Clyde taking a chance) ... Based on what I've been able to glean from your posts, starting with your screen name and avatar, and now this personal revelation, may I, just this once, address you as Goddess :bowdown:

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