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Re: Discordian Weddings
« Reply #30 on: February 09, 2012, 09:10:03 pm »
Discordian wedding story: http://www.principiadiscordia.com/forum/index.php/topic,31574.0.html

I agree. It's not a real Discordian wedding unless you arrange for an infant to CHOLERA SPRAY HOSE all over everybody.

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Re: Discordian Weddings
« Reply #31 on: February 09, 2012, 09:13:10 pm »
Yes, but where are we going to get 40 gallons of personal lubricant?

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Re: Discordian Weddings
« Reply #32 on: February 09, 2012, 09:42:03 pm »
If you ask me, the whole concept of marriage is "a bit iffy".

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« Reply #33 on: February 09, 2012, 09:50:40 pm »
If you ask me, the whole concept of marriage is "a bit iffy".

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So what are the advantages?  And who wins them?

If you're thinking "winning" and "advantages," yes, your concept of marriage is, in fact, "iffy."
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Re: Discordian Weddings
« Reply #34 on: February 09, 2012, 10:00:06 pm »
If you ask me, the whole concept of marriage is "a bit iffy".

Balls.
So what are the advantages?  And who wins them?

If you're thinking "winning" and "advantages," yes, your concept of marriage is, in fact, "iffy."
If there's no advantages or reward in it, then why bother with it? Why should a relationship between two people who love each other need any kind of legal or religious sanction at all?
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« Reply #35 on: February 09, 2012, 10:09:19 pm »
If you ask me, the whole concept of marriage is "a bit iffy".

Balls.
So what are the advantages?  And who wins them?

If you're thinking "winning" and "advantages," yes, your concept of marriage is, in fact, "iffy."
If there's no advantages or reward in it, then why bother with it? Why should a relationship between two people who love each other need any kind of legal or religious sanction at all?

I've told this story before, I'm sure.

A couple friends of mine lived together for years... never got married.  He had a stroke.  Out of the blue thing, he was reasonably young, nobody expected him to have any health problems younger than I am now, I think.  His girlfriend had to get permission from his family, a family from whom he had been estranged for, literally, DECADES, just to visit.  All decisions about his care were made from halfway across the country, by people he wouldn't even exchange Christmas cards with.

I could give a flying fuck about religious sanction, but legal recognition?  That's important.
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« Reply #36 on: February 09, 2012, 11:31:28 pm »
If you ask me, the whole concept of marriage is "a bit iffy".

Balls.
So what are the advantages?  And who wins them?

If you're thinking "winning" and "advantages," yes, your concept of marriage is, in fact, "iffy."
If there's no advantages or reward in it, then why bother with it? Why should a relationship between two people who love each other need any kind of legal or religious sanction at all?

I've told this story before, I'm sure.

A couple friends of mine lived together for years... never got married.  He had a stroke.  Out of the blue thing, he was reasonably young, nobody expected him to have any health problems younger than I am now, I think.  His girlfriend had to get permission from his family, a family from whom he had been estranged for, literally, DECADES, just to visit.  All decisions about his care were made from halfway across the country, by people he wouldn't even exchange Christmas cards with.

I could give a flying fuck about religious sanction, but legal recognition?  That's important.
Didn't he have any say in who cared for him? If The legal recognition regarding an individual's own wishes is dependent on marriage, then
that's almost like State co-ercion to get wed. And a pretty poor reason to marry. 
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« Reply #37 on: February 09, 2012, 11:39:14 pm »
If you ask me, the whole concept of marriage is "a bit iffy".

Balls.
So what are the advantages?  And who wins them?

If you're thinking "winning" and "advantages," yes, your concept of marriage is, in fact, "iffy."
If there's no advantages or reward in it, then why bother with it? Why should a relationship between two people who love each other need any kind of legal or religious sanction at all?

I've told this story before, I'm sure.

A couple friends of mine lived together for years... never got married.  He had a stroke.  Out of the blue thing, he was reasonably young, nobody expected him to have any health problems younger than I am now, I think.  His girlfriend had to get permission from his family, a family from whom he had been estranged for, literally, DECADES, just to visit.  All decisions about his care were made from halfway across the country, by people he wouldn't even exchange Christmas cards with.

I could give a flying fuck about religious sanction, but legal recognition?  That's important.
Didn't he have any say in who cared for him? If The legal recognition regarding an individual's own wishes is dependent on marriage, then
that's almost like State co-ercion to get wed. And a pretty poor reason to marry.

He had a stroke, and dropped like a stone.  Was unconscious (or unresponsive, there's no knowing, really) until he passed.

Then, his family claimed his remains and had him buried "back home," in a state he hated.

As the system stands, saying, "we are married," by filing a marriage license (religious claptrap aside) hands you a laundry list of rights, including the right to make medical decisions for each other.  (The Human Rights Commission compiled a list of those rights, here:  http://www.hrc.org/resources/entry/an-overview-of-federal-rights-and-protections-granted-to-married-couples .) 

There is considerable logic in being able to declare a long-term partner with whom you intend to share a life.  Joint property, the ability to claim retirement from the other person's pensions... 

But, hey, believe what you like.  Say you think the system is fucked...  But don't pretend it doesn't matter.
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« Reply #38 on: February 09, 2012, 11:51:55 pm »
If you ask me, the whole concept of marriage is "a bit iffy".

Balls.
So what are the advantages?  And who wins them?

Well, here's one that's near & dear to me right now:  On Sunday, my wife was utterly incapacitated by an incredible tooth infection that swelled up out of nowhere.  It was so bad, it affected her eyesight.

I was able to authorize medical care for her, because she was in no position to do it for herself.  I was also allowed to stay with her in the hospital.  If I wasn't married to her, she would have had to try to explain her problems when she was in too much pain to think, and I would have had to wait at home, wondering what was going on.
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« Reply #39 on: February 09, 2012, 11:52:56 pm »
Didn't he have any say in who cared for him? If The legal recognition regarding an individual's own wishes is dependent on marriage, then
that's almost like State co-ercion to get wed. And a pretty poor reason to marry.

And if the affected person is unable to communicate?
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« Reply #40 on: February 09, 2012, 11:53:57 pm »
Also, no matter how you feel about this sort of thing, ceremonies are important to domesticated primates.  They matter.  Some might argue that they shouldn't, but that doesn't change the nature of the beast.
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« Reply #41 on: February 09, 2012, 11:57:48 pm »
Also people give you a buttload of money and kitchen appliances.
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« Reply #42 on: February 09, 2012, 11:59:36 pm »
Also people give you a buttload of money and kitchen appliances.

Usually only the first time around.   :lulz:
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« Reply #43 on: February 10, 2012, 12:53:23 am »
If you ask me, the whole concept of marriage is "a bit iffy".

Balls.
So what are the advantages?  And who wins them?

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« Reply #44 on: February 10, 2012, 02:27:10 am »
Also people give you a buttload of money and kitchen appliances.

Damn, all I got was a shitload of booze.  Said booze did, in fact, outlast the marriage.  I still have a bottle.  I intend to crack it after the divorce is final.

Do I get my toaster for the next wedding?
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