Sunday, November 19, 2006

Wedding Vows/Last Man Out/Night

(P1) Philosophical


Scientology's "Traditional" Wedding Vows

I understand that Scientology offers 4 sets of wedding vows written before his death by founder and science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard.

The following represents a portion of the "traditional" vows.

"Now (Groom's Name), girls need clothes and food and tender happiness and frills. A pan, a comb, perhaps a cat."

"Hear well, sweet (Bride's Name). … For promise binds. Young men are free and may forget. Remind him then that you may have necessities and follies, too."

Bob Adams, a representative of the church told ABC News, that in it (the ceremony), the minister holds up the couple's rings and asks that they imagine a triangle inside them.

"They're asked to imagine affinity, reality and communication as the points of those triangles," Adams said. "Affinity, reality, communication equal understanding. … To represent the long-lasting relationship that they will have."

The New York Times further reported, "in the traditional Scientology ceremony, when the bridegroom promises to 'keep her, well or ill,' he is also asked, 'And when she’s older, do you then keep her still?'" and also,

"The Scientology minister tells the bride, 'Know that life is stark and often somewhat grim, and tiredness and fret and pain and sickness do beget a state of mind where spring romance is far away and dead.'

"She is then asked if she is willing to 'create still his health, his purpose and repose.'

"Similarly the bridegroom is told, 'The tides of fortune and of life are sometimes fair or grim./ He should not leave his wife in search of solutions, and the minister says, 'Take thy own even though they sleep beneath foul straw and eat thin bread and walk on pavement less than kind.'"

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(P2) Political

Last Ones


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(P3) Poetical


Night

During day before first day was,
She was.
Dark She was,
black shiny forethought,


deep black as bottom of shaft hole
ages deep
twisting eel
onyx
shine, flicker, spark.

1 comment:

Edward Coletti said...

Hi Ed:
I always find good stuff on your blog. Many thanks. Do you know anything about the Election Defense Alliance which my son has called my attention to? They claim this year's election was rigged about 4% in favor of Republicans and would otherwise have been a Democratic landslide.
From your pals of bated breath,
N & M