The Catholic Church does not allow divorce (it allows annulment), and there might be other religions out there who also don’t. Now the church of Globally Warmed Saints has decreed that people should not divorce… because it’s bad for the environment:
Divorce Found to Harm The Environment With Higher Energy, Water Use
Divorce is not just a family matter. It exacts a serious toll on the environment by boosting the energy and water consumption of those who used to live together, according to a study by two Michigan State University researchers.
The analysis found that cohabiting couples and families around the globe use resources more efficiently than households that have split up. The researchers calculated that in 2005, divorced American households used between 42 and 61 percent more resources per person than before they separated, spending 46 percent more per person on electricity and 56 percent more on water.
Their paper, published yesterday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, also found that if the divorced couples had stayed together in 2005, the United States would have saved 73 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity and 627 billion gallons of water in that year alone.
Mind you, if a married couple has children under the age of 18, I am against divorce except in cases of abuse.
Once the children are adults, if the couple wants to part ways, for whatever the reason, I have no problem with that. However, I have seen time and time again the harm done to children by their parents’ divorce and by now I am convinced that staying together “for the sake of the children” is worth it.
In cases of abuse, however, it is best that the couple divorce, the earlier the better.
Under most circumstances, divorce is a tremendously painful and traumatic experience. Anyone contemplating it surely has more problems than worrying that they’d be using too much water and electricity if they go through with it.