Thursday, June 16, 2011

Thoughts on other people’s funerals and a clash of ideals.

Recently I had the unfortunate experience of having to go to someone’s funeral.
Funerals are a pretty solemn experience and often very religious. As a staunch atheist sometimes there can arise some conflicting emotions about whether to participate in the pageantry and I have found it helpful to look to look at it this way.
1.)A funeral is for someone else not you.
2.)Honor that persons last wishes even if you don’t fully agree.
3.)A room full of people suffering a terrible loss is a horrible place to become an activist.
4.)Be respectful of the process, being an example of respect and tolerance can have much greater impacts in the future.
5.)Church music is awful.

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