(Closed) Spinoff! Poking fun of religion in wedding ceremony, Harmless or Offensive?

posted 3 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: Harmless or offensive?
    Harmless : (38 votes)
    13 %
    Offensive : (228 votes)
    80 %
    Other: below in comments : (18 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
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    1631 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @Chrysoberyl:  I think people offerred their opinions to HELP this bee from making a poor decision.

    Post # 4
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    772 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Offensive? Sure. More offensive than influencing policies that dictate what I can do with my life and my body? No.

    Post # 6
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    359 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    The OP in the other thread keeps saying how religion on a whole offends her, which I don’t get….how an ideal, that no one asks you to hold, can offend you just confuses me….

     

     

    Post # 7
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    772 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @darkflame:  The whole thing is so patently infantile, so foreign to reality, that to anyone with a friendly attitude to humanity it is painful to think that the great majority of mortals will never be able to rise above this view of life. — Sigmund Freud

    Post # 8
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

    @likewoah:  +1, what a great way to put it.

    Post # 10
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @darkflame:  I’m offended that the majority of Christians seem to think they can dictate how others live. i don’t see that as very confusing

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I’m an atheist, but I really can’t stand when people are militant about it. Like I get that you disagree with religion, but there’s no need to insult other people’s beliefs or to insult people who believe differently. Unless I missed something, no one knows the absolute truth about God and the afterlife, so I think it’s important to respect that people believe differently.

    Post # 12
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    Blushing bee

    I am an atheist, and my ceremony will be completely secular, but I think that making fun of religion is totally inappropriate in a wedding ceremony. If I went to a christian wedding, which I do a lot since most of our family is christian, and they were poking fun at our belief system, I would be offended. A wedding is not the place to make a political statement.

    Post # 13
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    772 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @Chrysoberyl:  Religion (specifically Christianity) influences more than just my right to get an abortion. The very way we treat women and people of color is rooted in religious dogma. It influences everything from our foreign policy decisions to the fact that places are closed on Sunday. It is how we justify our environmental decisions (god gave us earth to use and he’ll continually provide for us) and our economic decisions (god made a world fair and just, therefore poor people must deserve their fate).

    I think if religious people understood how thoroughly their beliefs saturate every possible aspect of our lives, they’d see why athiests aren’t so thrilled about it.

    Post # 14
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @bebero:  What I am confused about is that Christianity is NOT the only religion…and even at that not all sects of christianity is the same….

    I’m pagan, I have friends who are chriatian, agnostic, atheist, buddhist, in different sects of paganism, etc…..and I have to say, I don’t find that they have different beliefs than me offensive…

    Now, if they were pushing their beliefs on me then I would find THEM offensive…but not necessarily their religion.

    Post # 15
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I don’t know which thread you’re referring to, but to answer this question on its face: if an atheist doesnt want a religious person poking fun about THEM, then they should not poke fun at religious people. It’s just not courteous. Have a little decorum, people.

    Post # 16
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @Chrysoberyl:  Honestly I don’t think it’s good to have ANTI- anything at a wedding. Wtf? I think it’s fine to have a NON-religious reading but an ANTI-religious reading? I guess if all your guests don’t believe in anything they’ll be fine but it’s still weird. Is a wedding a political statement now? Really, a wedding is about people coming together, not being rude to others.

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