I’m late! Sorry! Again, the Wednesday AI is brought to you by the previous week’s Comment o’ the Week winner. Today you get AndrÃ©s Diplotti, who writes:
Some months ago I went to a former schoolmate’s wedding. On my way to
the church, I pondered whether I should sit in an inconspicuous place
so as to not risk drawing attention to myself with my
non-participation in the ritual proceedings. Eventually the situation
defused itself: the standard-issue Argentine is a pretty easy-going
Catholic who doesn’t mind much if his bench neighbor says “amen” on
cue. So, other than the priest proving in his homily that I don’t
exist (you know, God is love, everybody loves something, therefore
there’s no such thing as an atheist), it was a pretty uneventful
ceremony. Unless you count the wedding as an event, that is.
Nevertheless, it made curious:
What’s your take on religion-based social occasions (think weddings,
baptisms, bar/bat mitzvahs and the like)? Do you attend? And if you
do, what do you do there?