Re: (At least some) wedding cakes - Monuments of excess
Being a cynical life long never married, why would any sane person want to spend a bunch of money on such a thing?
I don't really know, but my wife of around 30 years did insist on a beautiful wedding cake when we got married. Not as extravagant as that one on the photo's photographed in some palace, but the one we got was very, very expensive in those days. I thought she was insane, but did it for wedding bliss and didn't want to spoil her day. Maybe one of the secrets of a long and happy marriage is an expensive wedding cake?
But, I agree with you, paying lots of money for a wedding cake is ridiculous. My wife disagrees. Yet, she is very, very sane. Maybe all the trappings involved in a wedding are more important to females than to males? In my case the wedding was special, but not really that special. To her it meant a lot. Maybe some men do attach just as much importance to the meaning of a wedding day as my wife did?
And quite frankly it also seems to me that common sense would tell a person that marriage is for a man and a woman not two of the same sex --...
Not for me. My common sense tells me that when any two consenting adults want to get married, I have no right to even contemplate interfering with their decision. No matter whether they are male or female or intersex. It's got absolutely nothing to do with me. Their decisions don't affect me. At all. That's what my common sense tells me.
I don't consider those people "religious," they have a murderous ideology akin to The Third Reich or various murderous Communist regimes.
I've read from the word salads spewed by WLC that Christianity is supposedly not a religion, but a "personal relationship". This is the first time I've heard a Christian religious apologist claiming that Islam is not a religion...