Does anyone here actually believe in marriage?

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  • Does anyone here actually believe in marriage?
  • Premier Icon leffeboy
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    Marriage is great…We should all do it several times…

    I’ve been to one (in fact a couple I think) of ‘re-dedications’ where people renew their vows to each other. Think it was after 20 years.

    I agree with the no need for a bit of paper but I do like the idea of standing up in front of all of your friends and promising to be faithful to each other, look after each other etc.

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    As for a piece of paper to “prove” such to authority or partner/parents…

    …I agree with the no need for a bit of paper

    The paper is just the bit that gives you legal recognition and protection.
    Bit like car insurance or any other contract really.
    It had nothing to do with “proving” anything for me. Just a formality.

    The real point for me was about making a proud statement to my wife, family and friends that I have found the person I want to spend the rest of my life with and then celebrating that fact with them.

    Premier Icon leffeboy
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    The real point for me was about making a proud statement to my wife, family and friends that I have found the person I want to spend the rest of my life with and then celebrating that fact with them.

    πŸ™‚

    ..now are you telling me that you can get insurance for it as well? winner

    Leffeboy not quite what I mean…. But that works too….

    nick1962
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    we don’t need the blessing of a godbotherer

    See, there we go again. TJ could just have said ‘a God’ or Church in this case but that would have not caused offence

    +1
    Most people who have faith are not “godbotherers” and many religions actually forbid prosetelysing.Belittling people with religious beliefs seems to be one of the few so called “sports” still acceptable on STW.

    Oh BTW Eyepic my wife nearly threw up when I read her your post! I blame me for her disillusionment πŸ™‚

    geetee1972
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    AdamW I think we’re in whole hearted agreement πŸ˜€

    You know a quick searh on the web would suggest that the primary reason why civil partnerships are different even if just in name, is political not legal.

    Premier Icon leffeboy
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    Leffeboy not quite what I mean…. But that works too….

    Brilliant. Going to need to get my rose tinted specs changed clearly πŸ™‚

    AdamW
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    AdamW I think we’re in whole hearted agreement

    That’s great! Brill what civil discourse can do! πŸ˜€

    EDIT: Anyway it is beer-o’clock so I’m off for a couple of pints with the husboid! πŸ˜€

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    Most people who have faith are not “godbotherers”

    Not sure about TJ, but I use the term “godbotherer” in a teasing good natured affection. Sorry if you find it belittling.

    nick1962
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    Not sure about TJ, but I use the term “godbotherer” in a teasing good natured affection. Sorry if you find it belittling.

    Graham S -One man’s “teasing good natured affection” can be construed as bullying or an offensive “-ism” …
    I am an Atheist BTW and will be sticking to the Bike Forum from now on πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    Yep, as demonstrated by the other burning thread at the moment.

    Does this mean I shouldn’t attempt “teasing good natured affection” towards any persons of religious conviction?

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    If it helps they are welcome to (teasingly) refer to me as a Godless Heathen.

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    I’m also a confirmed atheist and don’t like the recent tendency towards aggressive religion bashing.

    It’s too easy and it doesn’t do those involved any credit at all. I blame that smartarse Richard Dawkins.

    God has been dead for more than a century, what’s the point of dancing on his grave?

    TandemJeremy
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    Jeepers ( can I say that πŸ™‚ ?)

    I am sorry if “godbotherer” offended It was meant in the way Graham S heard it.

    No offence intended. if I intend to offend there is little room left for doubt πŸ™‚

    Nick 1962 – point taken

    crikey
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    Dragging things slightly more towards the original topic, I’m ambivalent towards marriage, but absolutely hate the industry which has sprung up around it.

    I work with lots of young women who go on to get married, and the amount of social oneupmanship, the utter and total waste of money that occurs is stupifying.

    These are women who earn Β£25 K ish a year, with potential husbands on similar amounts, who then go on to spend Β£15 K or so on one day.

    I stand as a beacon of sense in a sea of financial stupidity at times, yet get called a cynic…..

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    These are women who earn Β£25 K ish a year, with potential husbands on similar amounts, who then go on to spend Β£15 K or so on one day.

    Yep. Those people are mental in my opinion.

    But they’d probably say the same about someone paying Β£1k+ for a push bike.

    Premier Icon Sandwich
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    26 years here (+3 Years while Mrs S finished her degree, I dropped out and worked).
    Eyepic +1

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    I stand as a beacon of sense in a sea of financial stupidity at times, yet get called a cynic…..

    As someone pointed out you can get married for Β£40 and it grants you certain legal protections.

    So the purely financial argument seems a little flawed. πŸ™‚

    crikey
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    But they’d probably say the same about someone paying Β£1k+ for a push bike.

    Ooooh no, they all know that for a decent bike you have to pay at least Β£800, but for something that you can upgrade and futureproof, you need to spend at least Β£1000. I’m not sitting there all night listening to how to match the bridesmaids shoes without making some contribution….

    crikey
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    So the purely financial argument seems a little flawed.

    Seriously, I have listened to people costing the floral decorations for the centre of each table, for the cost of the shoes that the bridesmaids will wear, for the amount to spend on the brides underwear.

    It’s a massive racket, peddled to the gullible, who in turn accept the opportunity to throw away stupid sums of, often someone else money, on their ‘special day’.

    Then sit and moan 12-18 months down the line about how they can’t afford anything since they got married.

    Blimy – nip out for a wee nightride and come back to find three pages!

    Great reading all the replies. Especially the happy-ending (well, so far!) stories. πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    5 years married. Or is it 6? I think it’s 6. There’s no question of any other eventuality for me and Mrs Grips, so why not get married? An excuse to get everyone together and have a good day πŸ™‚

    TooTall
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    It’s a massive racket, peddled to the gullible, who in turn accept the opportunity to throw away stupid sums of, often someone else money, on their ‘special day’.

    You are confusing ‘getting married’ with ‘the wedding industry’. We got married. None of TJ’s godbotherers in the room, a few people we really wanted to be there, a bus to the reception, a great meal (buffet, not served), a cake with smurf cake toppers, then a riproaring evening with more friends and a cake made of cheese.
    A wonderful day, we organised it, we paid for it. Marriage works for some people and not for others. A bit like wearing a bike helmet or a neck brace.

    grantway
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    My wife does πŸ‘Ώ

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