Eh? If you can afford<quoted text>
I never once said I could not afford it.
it, then why are you asking for money? Did I miss something?
Really? They do? I always thought a wedding was something you<quoted text>I can understand how people might
think sponorship is stupid, but the fact is, people do it all the time.
or your parents pay for yourselves. I must be old fashioned or
True, most people are not born into wealth but who<quoted text> Not everyone is born in a wealthy
family where they parents can pay for the wedding and it is not
everyones dream to just go down to the courthouse and say I do. Some
people take marriage more deeply and want to celebrate with their
dreams of having a courthouse wedding? That's what a lot of people have
to do. So does the quality of marriage depend on the amount of money
you spend on your wedding? Are courthouse weddings less meaningful than
$100,000 or $6,000 weddings? Do you have to shovel as much money as you
can into the wedding industry in order to take marriage more deeply and
to celebrate with family?
And to everyone else, you should pat yourselves on the back for living such perfect lives. What's wrong with having children out of wedlock?
Because the Bible says so? Last time I checked this was the land of the free, which I don't think entails having other people's beliefs shoved down your throat.
How is it destroying society and harming you? It's not like people take marriage seriously these days anyways. Look at the divorce rate in this country. See how many marriages there were that shouldn't have happened in the first place? But that's okay, because getting married first is "the right thing to do" (whatever that is) and it's bad to cohabitate and reproduce before marriage. But who cares that we are flushing the sanctity of marriage down the toilet? It's proper protocol.
You think that we the taxpayers end up paying for children born out of wedlock? I think that's rather presumptuous. Who's to say unmarried parents or single parents can't take care of their children any better than married ones? Or is it because you automatically assume single or
unwed parents are receiving your hard-earned tax dollars? Besides, who do you think pays for the burden that all of these divorce cases place on our already over-burdened court system? The flying spaghetti monster? BTW, it's much harder to sue someone for divorce in a common law marriage than you think.