Sunday, September 16, 2007

Weddings as political theater

"We welcome your company if and only if you can walk there too." Well, why not? Most of them are religious theater.

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9 Comments:

Blogger Dana said...

I laughed. Apparently everyone needs a cause but how silly that entering marriage (the biggest purpose and cause and union a man and woman enter into) isn't enough in and of itself. Trendiness is so tedious.

(personally, I would be little irritated if I got 'lectured' at a wedding on gay marriage or GW. Even if the food at the reception looked promising, I'd probably leave).

11:18 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

Yeah, weddings are always as much about a couple's beliefs as about their commitment. One wedding I went to in a Church of Christ made me uncomfortable by asking me to pray aloud like every 2 minutes. Maybe my wedding made other people uncomfortable because our officiant read a passage from a pro gay rights political publication (though she was subtle about this). In both cases, the wedding suited the couple.

Actually, some of Chad's (very Baptist) extended family specifically didn't come to our wedding because it was at a vineyard. That upset me a little bit, but we thought it was perfect. We enjoy wine and love supporting local agriculture. And that vineyard was fairly green. They even composted all of their organic waste to mulch the vineyard.

3:39 PM  
Blogger Mike LaRoche said...

Next thing you know they'll be using funerals as political theater. Oh wait, they already did that with Paul Wellstone and Jimmy Carter.

11:22 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Maybe my wedding made other people uncomfortable because our officiant read a passage from a pro gay rights political publication (though she was subtle about this).

Ha! She was very subtle. Of course, I was busy worrying about the flower girl most of the time.

Actually, some of Chad's (very Baptist) extended family specifically didn't come to our wedding because it was at a vineyard.

Ack. I'm sorry to hear that. Wedding days should be perfect (at least for the bride who's all that really matters, anyway).

Mike L,

Have we lost Carter?

7:26 PM  
Blogger Mike LaRoche said...

Heh, oops. Actually I think it was Coretta Scott King's funeral I was thinking of. Carter spoke at it and talked about how evil and racist Republicans are, blah blah, blah...

7:30 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Republicans are evil, racist, generally nasty people all around!!!!! The scourge of society!

Kidding, of course. People is people in my view.

7:50 PM  
Anonymous darth luther said...

feel the evil (heavy iron lung sounding breathing) embrace the evil (heavy iron lung sounding breathing) become one with the evil!

(Oh and ... more heavy iron lung sounding breathing)

8:22 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

(Oh and ... more heavy iron lung sounding breathing)

Was that you on the phone just now?

8:24 PM  
Anonymous darth luther said...

You can prove (heavy .. iron ..) nothing!!! (.. lung .. breathing)

7:55 PM  

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