Well what about celibacy? That was added over 1000 years after Christ, after the church began to lose a lot of land to inheritance. Seems like a convenient time to change what had been a suggestion of celibacy, into an enforced rule of celibacy. I await your inevitable reply :)[/font]
This is not accurate at all… Celibacy was not “added” later, it’s there from the get go with Christ Himself and then St. Paul as well.
"10 His disciples say unto him: If the case of a man with his wife be so, it is not expedient to marry.11 Who said to them: All men take not this word, but they to whom it is given. 12 For there are eunuchs, who were born so from their mother’s womb: and there are eunuchs, who were made so by men: and there are eunuchs, who have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven. He that can take, let him take it. "
1st Corinthians 7:6-9
"6 But I speak this by indulgence, not by commandment. 7 For I would that all men were even as myself: but every one hath his proper gift from God; one after this manner, and another after that. 8 But I say to the unmarried, and to the widows: It is good for them if they so continue, even as I. 9 But if they do not contain themselves, let them marry. For it is better to marry than to be burnt." (Emphasis mine)
Just because non-Catholics don’t like to admit it doesn’t make it something that was supposedly “added”. That’s just not so at all…