I like the suggestion that the money would be better spent on charity. Well, no shit. So would Deb's season ticket money. And her tailgating money. And the money for her internet, cell phone, and cable. Selfless giving is a noble thing. Who's to judge how another uses their disposable income? Let's not act like people are dipping into their "charity fund" to pay for this. It's a ridiculous angle, and hypocritical to boot.
Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgment that something is more important than fear. The brave may not live forever but the cautious do not live at all.