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Western culture celebrated today at the royal wedding
April 30, 2011 | Vanity

Posted on 04/29/2011 1:53:23 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

Instead of spending another day immersed in Middle Eastern names, culture, religion, death and destruction, the world was treated to western culture, etiquette and a Christian gathering in the House of the Lord, to celebrate the marriage of a man and a woman who love one another.

It was a beautiful ceremony, in a beautiful setting.

It was uplifting. It was a happy, joyous day.

I wish the newlyweds a loving and productive life.

Queen Elizabeth can take a bow now that the British royal family will be in good hands after she's gone.



TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: briton; royalwedding; wedding
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1 posted on 04/29/2011 1:53:31 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

not a fan of ‘The Royals’...

...HOWEVER...

...the wife had it on and I was pleasantly surprised to hear the name of Christ spoken reverently and often during the ceremony.


2 posted on 04/29/2011 1:56:12 PM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

What’s up with the trees INSIDE a church?


3 posted on 04/29/2011 1:58:22 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: Vaquero

It was like a billboard saying to a world so occupied with religions bent on killing Christians, that we are alive and well, thank you very much.


4 posted on 04/29/2011 1:59:24 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Well said. Your sentiments resonate even to those of us who have no particular interest in the event.


5 posted on 04/29/2011 1:59:38 PM PDT by San Jacinto
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To: 2banana

they’re being planted outside after the wedding


6 posted on 04/29/2011 1:59:51 PM PDT by manc (Shame on all who voted for the repeal of DADT, who supported it or never tried to stop it. Traitors)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Except for all the cops stationed along the entire parade route holding those high-powered weapons. I do not recall them being present at Lady Di’s wedding.


7 posted on 04/29/2011 2:01:04 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: 2banana

The trees were pretty — floral.


8 posted on 04/29/2011 2:01:29 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Yes, I was happy to see Christ honored there! If there were any Muslims, I didn’t see any. Just happy to see our culture was in vogue for the day!


9 posted on 04/29/2011 2:02:47 PM PDT by Buddygirl
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

agreed, my wife and kids wanted to watch it and I was actually enjoying it.

It made me proud and that is how it should be.

My wife missed the end so we’ll be sitting down later and seeing it and I ma looking forward to it.

It was nice to see a western country being proud and I bet the loon left were all pissed off.


10 posted on 04/29/2011 2:03:05 PM PDT by manc (Shame on all who voted for the repeal of DADT, who supported it or never tried to stop it. Traitors)
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To: Buddygirl

saw a Saudi near the back LOL.

it is high time that we as the west took our traditions and culture, laws etc and stand by them, to be proud of them and don’t let these lunatics who hate us muslims or liberals stop us form doing so


11 posted on 04/29/2011 2:05:48 PM PDT by manc (Shame on all who voted for the repeal of DADT, who supported it or never tried to stop it. Traitors)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I agree....it was beautiful! I’m Catholic and was surprised at how much the service paralleled a Catholic wedding, including mentioning Catherine of Siena and other early saints.

Kate seems to be the antithesis of Diana....very composed, calm, and rational. I doubt we’ll be hearing of any scandals associated with them in the future. Of course, she’s 29, so hopefully she knows who she is by now.

And isn’t her sister absolutely gorgeous?

Mrs. Prince of Space


12 posted on 04/29/2011 2:05:48 PM PDT by Prince of Space (Proud member of the only church started by Jesus Christ over 2000 years ago...)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

You are absolutely correct. British Culture is our culture. Christianity, enlightenment, the English language, common law, habeus corpus, the scientific method, representative democracy - the British either founded all of these, or developed ancient concepts into today’s usable forms. The British Monarchy can not be separated from the nation.


13 posted on 04/29/2011 2:06:41 PM PDT by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Congratulations to the Brits. This spectacular event was a refreshing and uplifting contrast to the daily assult against our western sensibilities, beliefs, and customs.


14 posted on 04/29/2011 2:07:37 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

It showed the savages we revere women too.


15 posted on 04/29/2011 2:08:21 PM PDT by Sybeck1 (Memo to Mitt Romney, just go away.........)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I was thinking the same thing, (though I can’t put it as eloquently as you did.) I was also looking at the beautiful old cathedral and thinking that not every culture could, or would, build such a fine and beautiful structure.


16 posted on 04/29/2011 2:09:25 PM PDT by Nea Wood (Silly liberal . . . paychecks are for workers!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

It was lovely. Perfect in every aspect. A picture of culture, decency and class and tradition. I loved the boys’ choir, the special prayer they asked for during the ceremony and the Hymn, “Jerusalem”. I wish them much happiness in their lives together.


17 posted on 04/29/2011 2:09:53 PM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

So that’s why they won’t allow Prince William to fight in the Middle East?


18 posted on 04/29/2011 2:14:42 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: Prince of Space

It was a magnificent service and it was wonderful to see the sacrament of marriage reverently elevated to it’s proper place. It was a refreshing display of grace, class and dignity that this world sorely needed.

It was a very Christian service which affirmed the symbolism of Christ’s love of the church and that marriage is a sacrament, a divine gift of grace from God, not a right!


19 posted on 04/29/2011 2:16:47 PM PDT by reegs
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Totally agree. A dignified and uplifting series of events. We, as a part of Western civilization and with our roots in the all that is great in Great Britain, should be vicariously proud.


20 posted on 04/29/2011 2:19:30 PM PDT by La Lydia ("California: When the parasites outnumber the hosts, it's all over.")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I notice they didn’t invite any A******S, like Bork Hussein Obunga...


21 posted on 04/29/2011 2:20:06 PM PDT by wendy1946
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Hmmm...after 8 years of practice, they have walked down the aisle. Hard to get much more Christian than marrying after shacking up!


22 posted on 04/29/2011 2:23:19 PM PDT by Mr Rogers (Poor history is better than good fiction, and anything with lots of horses is better still)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Today was a great day for us Anglo's, Anglophiles, and the Western World, today showed that traditional marriage is NOT dead in the west and can, will, and should be bless by the Grace of G-D.

William and Kate have set the standard for all their Descendants to the throne.

As the offspring of a proud British Woman, I am proud today for the UK, they have many problems that need to be solved (as does America) but that does not me it is not worth saving

http://www.rottenremains.com/stickers/americanbritish.jpg

23 posted on 04/29/2011 2:23:38 PM PDT by KC_Lion (America IS at War with itself, and no one seems to notice or care.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

God save the Queen

and I was so glad not to see ANY demonstrations of the unwelcome alien cult : islam

Jolly good show U.K. !


24 posted on 04/29/2011 2:24:30 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: Mr Rogers

It is disappointing that so many young couples choose to live together before marriage, but we can hope that today’s reverent celebration of the sacrament of marriage will inspire couples to marry instead of becoming “babymommas” and “babydaddies” which is so prevalent these days.


25 posted on 04/29/2011 2:28:15 PM PDT by reegs
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To: manc

There will always be an England. Never underestimate them! That Hitler fellow underestimated the will of the British people. Killed himself in the end you know.


26 posted on 04/29/2011 2:30:44 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Western culture celebrated today at the royal wedding

So, that explains why some high ranking "americans" were not invited.

27 posted on 04/29/2011 2:31:00 PM PDT by C210N (0bama, Making the US safe for Global Marxism)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I loved the ceremony and the coverage too. But, c'mon! Isn't any body going to comment on the clothes> Specifically, isn't anybody going to comment on the Princesses Eugenie and Beatrix?

Trust me. These stills look 100% better than the movie on TV. Everybody I know thought they looked like Cinderella's two evil step sisters in those bizarre hats. And too much eye makeup.

'Tis a shame too, because they looked lovely at Easter Matins.

28 posted on 04/29/2011 2:31:32 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

It was also refreshing to see NOBAMA....


29 posted on 04/29/2011 2:32:45 PM PDT by traumer
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

It was also refreshing to see NOBAMA....


30 posted on 04/29/2011 2:32:58 PM PDT by traumer
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Think of how much the shop keepers and hat makers and so many others benefited!


31 posted on 04/29/2011 2:34:55 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: afraidfortherepublic

OK... Eugenie and Beatrix? Nice stems, but too much makeup. That beige hat is obnoxious.


32 posted on 04/29/2011 2:39:06 PM PDT by reegs
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To: Buckeye McFrog

There were plenty of police, security, snipers, etc. at Charles & Diana’s wedding. I remember photos of them on the building roofs around St. Paul’s.

But, I grant you, not as many as today, I’m sure.


33 posted on 04/29/2011 2:39:32 PM PDT by workerbee (We're not scared, Maobama -- we're pissed off!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Lots of hat comments HERE!
34 posted on 04/29/2011 2:41:10 PM PDT by workerbee (We're not scared, Maobama -- we're pissed off!)
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To: Prince of Space
Gorgeous is an Understatement!


35 posted on 04/29/2011 2:41:12 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Let's apply the "reasonable man" standard to gun laws. How many would stand?)
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To: WesternCulture

Dude, did you know about this celebration for you?


36 posted on 04/29/2011 2:42:04 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: C210N

> So, that explains why some high ranking “americans” were not invited.

Because they aren’t Americans, neither are they adherents to Western Civilization.


37 posted on 04/29/2011 2:42:39 PM PDT by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I saw little of the event, but did catch the Battle of Britain flyover, a reminder of a time when Germany's leading import was what came out of a Lancaster's bomb bay.

It's easy to forget now, but for a time, Britain alone defended the West, and God Bless them for it.

38 posted on 04/29/2011 2:46:35 PM PDT by TonyInOhio ( How hard can it be?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

It would be really embarrassing if Beatrix now discovers that she had the hat on backwards.


39 posted on 04/29/2011 2:54:19 PM PDT by Cheburashka (Democratic Underground: The Hogwarts of stupid.)
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To: Westbrook

You left out “nor Christian”
:)


40 posted on 04/29/2011 2:59:18 PM PDT by MtnMan101 (THE PROBLEM WITH SOCIALISUM IS THAT YOU EVENTUALLY RUN OUT OF OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY)
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To: manc

Manc,
LOL Old sharp eyes! I agree with you about our traditions and culture!

You are British. What were your thoughts and feelings about the royals, Kate and Will? Really, I think they are a little better than Diana and Charles (ok, I think more so than Diana and Charles.)


41 posted on 04/29/2011 3:00:09 PM PDT by Buddygirl
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To: Prince of Space

Yeesh...Of course kate was ‘calmer’ than Diana...she was 10 years older and had shacked up with William for 8 years!

THAT is the difference.

this whole charade reminds me of the Ted Kennedy funeral...Catholic church even though he was soooo pro abortion ..conservatives got upset about that charade, but not this one.

Its one thing to shack up ( or as in William’s case to screw around as well)before you get married and flaunt that publically as “Hey, no problem, its the new generation, free love, free sex”, then decide to have this huge wedding religious charade...

Yeah, Catherine of Sienna and the other Saints must be real proud...


42 posted on 04/29/2011 3:02:37 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Where is the Great Santini NOW when we need him?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I’m not a monarchy fan, but I say “Amen.” It’s important to remember our Western heritage, and this was a good reminder of what we stand to lose if we don’t guard it.


43 posted on 04/29/2011 3:04:54 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: reegs

And the 8 years of shacking up in public?

Sacrament of Marriage reverently elevated? Oh, yeah, shack up, screw around and then have a splashy wedding in a church...uh, we will just ignore the previous years.

I am not impressed with all the ‘sanctity”...I am impressed with the hypocrisy!


44 posted on 04/29/2011 3:05:24 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Where is the Great Santini NOW when we need him?)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

I refuse to go to a marriage between a couple that has been living together. Of course, I wasn’t invited to this one...


45 posted on 04/29/2011 3:06:43 PM PDT by Mr Rogers (Poor history is better than good fiction, and anything with lots of horses is better still)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie; Mr Rogers

Why don’t you both just go stone them and be done with it?

Sheesh.


46 posted on 04/29/2011 3:09:50 PM PDT by workerbee (We're not scared, Maobama -- we're pissed off!)
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To: Cheburashka
Beatrix & Eugenie looked so much better at Easter Matins. They shoul dhave just recycled these outfits.


47 posted on 04/29/2011 3:12:50 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: workerbee; Recovering Ex-hippie

“The dress is made from hand-cut English lace, French Chantilly lace, and ivory and white satin gazar. So carefully crafted was this dress, rumors are that the lace workers washed their hands every 30 minutes and replaced their needles every three hours to ensure that the lace remained pure white.”

The lace may have been pure, but what was inside wasn’t!

After 8 years of shacking up, what is the point of a big wedding? Who is being fooled? And the thrill of the wedding night? After 8 years, he’ll be lucky if she doesn’t have a headache tonight...

BTW - I wouldn’t mind it so much if it wasn’t a church wedding.


48 posted on 04/29/2011 3:17:10 PM PDT by Mr Rogers (Poor history is better than good fiction, and anything with lots of horses is better still)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

The sins of those joined in Holy Matrimony cannot detract from the beauty of the sacrament. It is truly a gift from God. I will pray that this couple grow in love with one another and with God, with whom, through marriage have joined in a trinity. Also, I forgive them as I pray that I have been forgiven.


49 posted on 04/29/2011 3:19:33 PM PDT by reegs
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie
this whole charade reminds me of the Ted Kennedy funeral...Catholic church even though he was soooo pro abortion ..conservatives got upset about that charade, but not this one.

The real charade wasn't the marriage of Kate and William but the piety and spectacle of the mass hysterical morning following Princess Diana's untimely death. If you have nothing nice to say about their marriage go start your own thread about sin. I imagine more than a few FReepers will come to your thread to say our God is a forgiving and loving God.

50 posted on 04/29/2011 3:27:27 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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