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"Consider how the lilies grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these." Luke 12:27 (NIV)

Sunday, April 4, 2010


I'm always amused when the mainstream media hold up celebrities --- particularly of the Hollywood variety as experts on a range of subjects, from politics to social issues. Nothing, however, tickles my sense of irony more than Hollywood types holding forth on the issue of marriage and the media thinks that they are transcribing pearls of wisdom.

Matt Damon was reported a couple of weeks ago as saying that "marriage is ridiculous."
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Damon claims that:
"I love being married to my wife - she's the best thing that ever happened to me, but if she ever left me, I wouldn't do it again. Because it's crazy - to spend your life with one person and not be totally driven crazy."

A young vegetarian comedian, Sarah Silverman, whom I've never heard of until recently, suggested eloquently that "marriage to me is like eating meat. I think it's gross and [bleep]ing crazy."

I have no idea why Ms Silverman thinks marriage is "gross" or what she means by that appellation. At first glance it sounds like an off-the-cuff statement made by a teenager, which led me to some head scratching, wondering why these remarks would even be worth reporting in the first place.
But then when one reads further about Silverman says about marriage, then one realises that there's a kind of a Hollywood agenda to redefine marriage.
"Because gays and lesbians can't get married in most states", Silverman said, "If you're getting married today, it's the equivalent of joining a country club that doesn't allow blacks or Jews."


  1. I'm guessing you got the title of your post from one of my fave movies "The Princess Bride"??!

  2. Got it in one! It's one of my favourites too!


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