Long title I know. But I couldn't be anything other than disturbed by this growing trend to have weddings in funeral homes. Weird. I think its part of our lessening the value of marriage in our America. Here are some interesting other thoughts of late.
1) Marriage rates are shrinking among those who would benefit most from marriage, the working poor. The article says that the wealthy elite introduced the ideas of marriage as an unnecessary human construct, but generally marry.
2) The same arguments made to advocate same sex marriage are now used to defend incest. The reason we shouldn't allow incest according to social commentator Willaim Slatean, It's bad for families. I agree, that's what people have been saying about homosexuality and divorce for forever. I don't think that holds any water legally. If you read most of the comments they promote the idea of incest for consenting adults, so long as they don't have kids. These same arguments are being used to promote polyamory... Slippery Slope anyone? (not that we have to just that there is no logical reason not to change our stance)
How can we be so messed up and not even know it?
Romans 1:21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.
24 Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. 25 They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.
26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. 27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.
28 Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done. 29 They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, 30 slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; 31 they have no understanding, no fidelity, no love, no mercy. 32 Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.