Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Enjoy your marriage!

"Enjoy life with the wife whom you love, all the days of your vain life that are given you under the sun, because that is your portion in life and your toil at which you toil under the sun."
(Ecclesiastes 9:9)

THE ONION is a spoof news site that creates attention-grabbing stories, marinated in humor, that cause people to re-examine their own opinions & (often cherished) beliefs.  The other day I came across a "special report" on a new law in Minnesota (remember, it's made-up, folks!)... to ban "loveless marriages."  Using a lot of the rhetoric that's swirling around now with the gay marriage issue, this short 3-minute news piece was brilliant!

Interviewing protesters, one activist says, "We didn't choose to feel nothing for each other, that's just the way we are!"  There was a scene of graffiti vandalism, with the following slogan spray painted on a neighborhood garage door: "GOD HATES STAYING TOGETHER FOR THE KIDS!" And citing the potential legal ramifications, should this bill pass, the reporter says, "If one spouse gets sick, the other can't visit them in the hospital to berate them about how much that medical bill will cost."  Classic.

The writer of Ecclesiastes put it simply, "Enjoy life with the wife whom you love."  Amen to that!

PS.  Here's the link if you want to watch it yourself:

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