Marriage 02

TOPIC

Should divorce be banned?

Essay

◆ Pros
 I strongly believe that divorce should be banned for the three following reasons.
 The first reason is that divorce is a breach of contract. When people get married, they swear that they will be together for the rest of their life until death parts them.
 The second reason is that the ban of divorce enhances the sanctity of marriage. Nowadays people get married and divorced too easily and the sanctity of marriage has been awfully deteriorating. However if divorce is banned, people will take marriage more seriously and the number of people who get married too easily will decrease and the bonds of married couples will be more strengthened. These things are really important in this modern society where a serious lack of human bonding is one of the biggest causes of many problems such as murders, suicide, chronic depression, mental illness, and so on.
 The third reason is that parents’ divorce can be extremely devastating to the children. Many children whose parents are divorced suffer from many problems and some of them even committed suicide because of the shock.
 As I mentioned, for the aforementioned three reasons, I strongly believe that divorce should be banned.
(199 Words)

◆ Cons
 I strongly believe that divorce should not be banned for the three following reasons.
 The first reason is that some people have legitimate reasons to get divorced. There are inexcusable conducts such as domestic violence and adultery and sexual and verbal child abuse and so on. Victims of these things have the right to get divorced. It is unfair to force those people who have the legitimate reasons to get divorced to stay married.
 The second reason is that there is no reason not to get divorced if all the people involved will be much happier after divorce. This is not specific to divorce. If all the people involved are happy about doing something, there is no reason not to do so.
 The third reason is that it is unfair to force subjective beliefs on other people. Some people say that divorce is a sin and therefore it should be banned however that is just a subjective opinion, not a fact. Although it is a great thing to live according to one’s beliefs and principles, nobody has the right to force them on others.
 As I mentioned, for the aforementioned three reasons, I strongly believe that divorce should not be banned.
(204 Words)

Date:June 28, 2012

メモ

◆ トピック:離婚は禁止されるべきか?

これは、海外で、特に、宗教心の強い方達の間では、良く話題になるトピックですね。

賛成派では、
「離婚は契約違反」
「離婚を禁止すれば結婚の神聖さが高まる」
「親の離婚は子供にとって非常につらい経験になりえる」
の3つを、キーアイディアに書いてみました。

反論としては、
「状況によっては、契約の続行が難しい場合もあるのではないか?」
「離婚が禁止になれば結婚する人がますます減り、結婚と言う概念が廃れてしまうのではないか?」
「これは離婚に限った事でないし、子供にショックを与えないように離婚することも出来るのではないか?」
などが考えられます。

反対派は、
「正当な離婚の理由がある人もいる」
「離婚に限らず、関わる全ての人が幸せなら、それをやっても問題はない」
「主観的信念を人に押し付けるのはフェアじゃない」
の3つを、キーアイディアに書いてみました。

反論としては、
「問題が起きるたびに離婚していたらきりがないし、それらを一緒に乗り越えていく事こそが、カップルのするべき事ではないか?」
「結婚は立派な契約で、簡単に破棄出来るものではないのでは?」
「結婚を交わした以上、その契約にしたがうべきではないか?」
などが考えられますね。

これは、国や世代によって、かなり変わってくると思います。
特に、宗教的背景や、国の文化的背景が、大きく影響しているようです。