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Subject:  Re: What annoys the Right more? Date:  10/19/2012  1:45 PM
Author:  fleg9bo Number:  649782 of 744174

Marriage is a commitment to GOD in the presence of witnesses.

We got married by a justice of the peace (or whatever they call them in Canada). We made a commitment to each other -- there was no mention of any supernatural being.

It's so WEIRD to me when atheists get married. What's the point?

In our case, it was so DW could get a Green Card quickly. I don't know how long it would have taken to get married absent that incentive. At some point the tax consequences would have made it a good move.

And we are still together in spite of the lack of religious trappings, long after 50% of marriages performed in churches have fallen apart.

--fleg
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