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We have a strange family which differ in response to coffee.My daughter thrives on coffee, as all through university, in both degrees she picked up, the other students always remember her as the girl…Continue

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Comment by sk8eycat on June 2, 2015 at 7:00pm

When the Cat-lick guy I was originally engaged to (and dumped) finally did get married (to a girl who had spent her entire school years in a convent)....their "fabulous honeymoon" was at Disneyland. 

I laughed my ass off when I read that in the paper as part of their wedding announcement.

Religious people can be so tacky.

Comment by Plinius on June 2, 2015 at 7:26am

Glad you're home, Patricia! I never heard of people who forbid you to make a picture at a wedding. Is that another loving xtian tradition?

Comment by sk8eycat on June 1, 2015 at 11:13pm

I think I would have gotten the flock out of there asap, too.  You did the polite thing by putting in the required appearance, and that was enough.  No point in hanging around if you're not enjoying yourself.  And you had a legitimate excuse....aside from all the disgusting ghod talk.

I've never walked out on a wedding service, but I have "vanished" before the reception....more than once.  Mainly when the groom(s) were former lovers, and I didn't want to see them hanging all over their brand new trophy wives.

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 1, 2015 at 10:19pm

Patricia, I wouldn't initiate a conversation during a wedding, but at a reception, if I were told one of the ideas that I question, I would surely ask the other about the validity of the statement. I don't see any problem asking a stranger if he or she actually believe what he or she stated. Why let such statements go unchallenged? Are atheists so timid or unsure of themselves to not question statements that seem irrational? 

Some say to not talk religion or politics and if I am in a crowd of family, friends or strangers and hear a statement that seems to me to be ridiculous, it is up to me to formulate a question. I would do the same thing if someone stated 2 + 2 = 5.

Comment by Don on June 1, 2015 at 9:04pm

Excruciating, Patricia.  Our sympathies.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on June 1, 2015 at 8:38pm

Sounds like a real nightmare, Patricia. Reminds me of visiting my family. Thank Gauss it's over!

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 1, 2015 at 5:12pm

See my Blog:

The "Obey" imperative demeans both bride and groom.

The "Obey" imperative demeans both bride and groom. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 1, 2015 at 3:17pm

Randy, I face this challenge with my granddaughters, one partnered with a Methodist and he dislikes work; the other is a Jehovah's Witness and a fine worker with initiative and ambition. They both read my articles on Facebook and only the Jehovah's Witness discusses religion with me. He is quiet, shy, highly disciplined and thinks before he speaks. We have friendly conversations. He has simple pleasures, usually involved with improving his home, their vehicles and helping out Laura and Larry when they need help. He is gentle and sweet in my great-granddaughter. He holds her and plays with her and feeds her when he isn't working. He is a real joy to see and to share. I was sharpening my daughter's  knives and he taught me a different technique that worked well for me.   

Comment by sk8eycat on June 1, 2015 at 2:39pm

Patricia, does the groom also have to say "obey"?  No, of course not!

There is an unspoken "or else!" following that line.

There are so many reasons that I never married, and 99.999% of the time I'm glad I stuck to my promise to myself to be treated as someone with a working brain or no deal. 

If one (or two) of my gay friends ever needs a home, THAT might be fun....

Comment by Randall Smith on June 1, 2015 at 7:14am
The last wedding I attended was my third daughter's, 10 years ago. Her husband's father was the minister! He was sickenly maudlin before, during and after the ceremony.
I thought, "Oh no, I've lost another daughter to religious fanaticism." Fortunately, it hasn't turned out that way. Both ignore (dismiss) the whole subject knowing each father is opposite of one another.

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