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Sep. 13th, 2005

12:16 am - Marriage

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From:baratron
Date:September 14th, 2005 12:43 am (UTC)
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I agree with everything you've said here (alexmc).

Something interesting I found out at the weekend. Quakers have no ministers or clergy - any member of the congregation is welcome to lead the service if they feel moved or called upon by God to do so. As a result, in the Quaker marriage ceremony, the couple marry themselves.

I like the idea of you declaring yourselves married a lot better than the idea of an external person declaring you married.
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