Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Caffection and the Sacred

As much as we avoid discussing the sacredness of things today, there's a part of every one of us that yearns for a connection to the sacred.  Our definition of sacred is that which we hold with unconditional positive regard.  And yes, marriage is something sacred to us.  Despite the battering that the institution of marriage has taken, we know that such a union contains the seeds of the sacred, the elements of the elemental holy and worthwhile.  If it's true that 50% of marriages fail, it is equally true that 95% of people remarry.  Marriage is, in our humble opinion, a sacred, elite status.  
And that's what we promote.  Our proposition is this: everyone should be married to their best friend.  Simple.  Logical.  Beautiful.  Our contention is that, when everyone is married in a caffected way, the world will be a better place.  This may sound wildly ambitious.  So did emancipation, child labor laws, women's suffrage, civil rights and on and on.  There are three phases to every cultural change: 1st, skepticism; 2nd violent opposition; 3rd acceptance as common wisdom.  We realize that caffection lacks the gravitas of suffrage, emancipation or civil rights, but marriage needs the boost we intend to give it.  Everyone should be married to their best friend.  It's a sacred ideal.
Today in History: Congress restored U.S. Citizenship to Confederate General Robert E. Lee.   1975  
Famous birthday: Jeopardy host Alex Trebek born in 1940.

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