(Closed) Religious differences RUINING my wedding!

posted 6 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@CharlotteBride392:  LOL religious freedom is a joke.  People constantly discriminate because you’re not the same religion.  Basically, you’re free to believe in whatever you want as long as it’s the same as everyone else (think freedom day from futurama).  Have your wedding the way you want it, if they miss out, it’s their loss.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

@CharlotteBride392:  …..Since the institution of marriage is a Christian thing…how does a pair of practicing Satanists….wed? 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Nona99:  The institution of marriage is not solely a Christian thing! There are plenty of people of other religions that wed.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Nona99:  I was wondering the same thing…..

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

@chipmunklove:  Chill out…I’m just asking a question

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@sweetchiquita12: 

@Nona99: 

So you’re saying only Christians should wed?  I’m pretty sure people still got married before Christianity.

 

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

@CharlotteBride392:  I’m sorry…I’m just really unfamiliar with Satanism, having never met any practicing Satanists…but my rough understanding is that it would be a counter to the biblical teachings…so that’s why I’m confused.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Manhattan Church Rec Center

@CharlotteBride392:  You are completely correct and have acted in a manner that reflect your good standing as HUMAN BEINGS! You have the ability to accept peoples differences, though you do not share them. You are able to be present for someone esles big day and it is a shame they cannot do the same for you.

I would be disappointed in my family and would probably make some offhaded comment about how you will miss them at your event, even though you went out of your comfort zone to attend theirs, But thats ok, and have a nice day.

You should be prepaired to have an “intimate” event. These are things that one deals with when one leaves the religion they were born into.

I am Pagan (former Catholic) and my Fiance is loosely Christan (grew up Seventh Day Adventist) and we are having a secular ceremony (with a side of Pagan Sauce) and being married by a Pagan Clergy. I probably will have my catholic Godparents (who still are very close to me) say something during the reception.

In the end I am sorry your families are excuding themselves from your wedding because of your religous choices. That is always wrong. But in no way should you compromise on the ceremony of your chooseing.

I Hope it all works out.

And for a little prospective…

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

@housebee:  NO!!!  I’m not saying anything like that….I’m just confused…because I want everyone to get whatever they want, if she wants to get married, DO IT!!!  I’m sincerely curious since Satan is represented as a departure from Christianity and it’s values….so how does that work?

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Ok, ladies, let’s be nice. I think I know what @Nona99:was trying to say, although maybe it was improperly worded (but maybe I’m wrong?)

I think most people view marriage as a “religious” institution (not necessarily just Christian). And a lot of people don’t really view Satanism as a religion. A lot of people just assume it is like being Agnostic or Athiest, that it just means you have denounced religion and that you have no religion. So I can see how the confusion may arise.

 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

You said that there are parts of your religion that you will incorporate into your wedding, what kinds of things would that be? I’m curious to see if its thee things that might make them uncomfortable or if they just won’t go because you’re not Christian 

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Admittedly, I don’t practice Satanism or know the ins and outs of it, but I’m assuming that you worship Satan? Or if you don’t worship him you idolize him in some way as the head of the religion?

From your families’ points of view, this is extremely troublesome as Satan is the main anti-Christian figure. I can understand why they might be uncomfortable and unwilling to attend a service that would have elements of Satanism. Christians are taught to not associate themselves with anything involving Satan, and your family likely sees your religion as the antithesis to their faith.

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