Anyhow, where was I? Ah, yes.
The price of a church wedding could soon increase by up to 50% under plans being considered by the General Synod.The move - to be discussed later by the Church of England's law-making body - would see fees rise from £284 to £425.
Blimey, times must be getting tough. Bit of a bummer now, what with them not being able to demand a tithe from all and sundry.
The Church of England insists the hike is justified and says couples in some parishes could pay less under the plan.
Yes, one of the best ways of paying less is by not getting married in church.
No doubt some people will be up in arms about it. But really, I ask this question of people not just in this category, but of the women that want to vicars and bishops and homosexuals that want to be vicars and bishops.
Why do you want to be part of this organisation that doesn't want you as a member (in the case of the girls and the homosectionals) and will treat you with utter contempt when you do join (in the case of . . . well, anyone not called Rowan Williams)?
You can start your own church, you know, you don't have to join their's, and any church you set up will be just as valid as their's. Oh, they'll tell you it isn't, but it is, people said the same to the Catholics, Church of England, Methodists, Baptists, Seventh day advent hoppists (Red Dwarf joke), don't even get started on the Amish, Presbys, Russian Orthodox, Greek Orthodox and Coptics. Really, will one more make any difference?
You are completely free to start your own, and bollocks to the rest.
I've gone a little off the original topic here, but I don't give a damn.
If you want to love your God, then go and love him in your own style. God won't mind, the churches aren't his construct, no matter what those churches say. Any God that holds a pair of breasts or a fondness for bum sex against you isn't worth worrying about.
Life is too short, go, be happy, you don't need anyone's permission, grudging or otherwise.