can cousins be partners in life

@dhawanbm (3705)
India
May 14, 2009 2:46am CST
Its well said cousins are half brother or sister, but actually I find many a cousins involved in serious relations. Is it ethical in the name of God or society lets disscuss it out!
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@SomeCowgirl (32255)
• United States
15 May 09
Well to be honest you have to think that ancestors had fallen in love , or been an arranged couple, and then gotten married to cousins, or worse siblings. Our world had to be populated somehow. There are still people to whom get married and are close relations such as cousins, I've known and know of relationships like this. I don't think that it should be a very big deal because they are in love, but as for what the bible says I am not sure.
@dhawanbm (3705)
• India
15 May 09
YOu never know how our ancestors I mean when the world began how they managed families or married, may be at that stage relations were not that important as you had not developed society or so on
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@SomeCowgirl (32255)
• United States
15 May 09
by relations do you mean the titles? Even so they were families.
@dhawanbm (3705)
• India
15 May 09
yes they made family like relations whether they had one or many parteners and lives a life of polygamy
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@salonga (27830)
• Philippines
14 May 09
I think Queen Victoria married her first cousin and in the Bible in the book of Genesis there were marriages between first cousins. However these days to let cousins marry, could invite many genetic diseases caused by recessive genes. I think if the offspring gets the bad gene from both parents then teh genetic disease occurs. The greater the genetic similarity between your parents, the greater your chance of getting two copies of the bad gene. But I think 3rd cousins are already free from this genetic problem.
• United States
14 May 09
I've heard that second, but not first cousins can marry; but I'm not sure about that. Even if it was perfectly legal, I can't see having that kind of relationship with someone I'm related to- even not being able to have kids.
@dhawanbm (3705)
• India
14 May 09
first cousins and subsequent cousins but genes do carry and may result in malformed babies with abnormality of some kind like mentally retarded, I have personally seen this and realised the theory of nature!
@geniustiger (1696)
• Philippines
15 May 09
it is really happen lng time ago. i knew of my friends like this , so weird even they know that it is un ethical but still they fight for their right. they married till now but many struggles the faced in their life. maybe this is the result of the things they disobeyed but this is only my idea but i dont think so it is thru laws. but for me so afraid of this coz if u try to violate this something happen of your kids and i really see it.
@dhawanbm (3705)
• India
15 May 09
If people are not afraid of society or else so then they often indulge in love making within themselves like as you said
@jakeb1 (562)
• United States
15 May 09
It is legal in some parts of the world but it is not right. Your cousin is your blood and I don't think it would be ethical to marry your cousin. I do not hear a lot of cases where cousins are involved in serious relations.
@dhawanbm (3705)
• India
15 May 09
ya it is legal in some parts but most of the world doesnt credit it as rightfull thing to do
• United States
14 May 09
I can not see me in that kind of a relation with my cousin.Did you know that sometimes brother and sister would merry to keep the bloodline pure and money in the famley in ancient times.
@dhawanbm (3705)
• India
14 May 09
According to historians it is important we breed outside and dont inbreed thats wrong morally and ethically, and it happens only in animals, spike what do you say
@eponiine (141)
• United States
14 May 09
People can legally marry their cousins in many places and I think it's probably okay. It's been happening since the beginning of time really and in some places and times was very very common. Studies have shown that the chance of birth defects in reproducing with a first cousin is not really very high. It's been determined that the chance of birth defects for the offspring of first cousins is equal to that of a woman over 40, and of course they have babies all the time. It may be 'disgusting' to some, but it's not particularly genetically irresponsible.
@dhawanbm (3705)
• India
14 May 09
eponiine in some cultures and religions it does permit but basically it is not socially accepted and realised as good, what do you say!
@jazel_juan (15753)
• Philippines
14 May 09
hmmmm as far as i know, in my culture it is not allowed because for one you are both related, plus the fact that your genes may do some jeopardizing that may cause some unhealthy effects on your future kids...but the law states that you cannot marry cousins till the 3rd degree(or 4th rather) but further that you already can have a relationship...but there are other cultures such as chinese and even muslims that allow inter marriage between relatives
@dhawanbm (3705)
• India
14 May 09
yes jazel rather one of the genes is being carried over and you are somehow related but yet people indulge in relatoins Unbelievable