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PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 12:26 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

Cadavers should be treated with respect for the human being they once were; ie more than the empty carcass they are - I guess that to encourage talking is to remember that the earthly shell was once a unique, living and breathing individual.  

A funeral is for the living.  The funeral should be organised with respect: respect for the known wishes of the one who died, and with respect for the 'now' of those who are mourning.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hereby promise to come back and haunt any priest, holy man, shaman, witch doctor etc. who comes within 100 yards of my funeral!


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thereby proving to them that the spirit world is real!

Whoooooooooo!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:46 am    Post subject: Re: Would it matter? Reply with quote

Judders Lady... wrote:
Boss Cat wrote:
This question is based on a true story, some details changed.

I am assuming you are an atheist, perhaps anti theist. Suppose some of your friends would share that to some extent.  Now suppose one of these friends died as a result of a rather unconventional lifestyle.  Perhaps they were smuggling class A drugs into the country and the condom burst in their stomach (it happens).

Now in the instance I know of the family were Christian and they had a full requiem mass.  How would you feel about that? I mean would you be indignant that the family had arranged something that did not reflect the person you knew and maybe ignored the person you knew?


I can't see that matter what you or I think.
People have to be buried and if it helps those grieving come to terms with the death and loss of a loved one... shouldn't their feeling be what matters?


Oh look A True Christian posting on NGL returns.......now there's an unusual event...........
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

     
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Boss Cat:

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Thereby proving to them that the spirit world is real!

Whoooooooooo!


Sorry Boss Cat, just my poor attempt at humour! Christians are just so much more funny. Men coming back from the dead; talking snakes; burning bushes talking; seas parting, etc Yep, I must admit my humour is pretty pathetic and unimaginative compared with the Bible!


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I was making a silly joke too, I didn't take you too seriously.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SceptiKarl wrote:
burning bushes talking;


Is the bush itself reputed to have spoken?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cyberman:

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Is the bush itself reputed to have spoken?


Just to remind cyberman of the story:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burning_bush

In order for the bush to convince Moses that it was really, really Yaweh, (God), speaking via the burning bush, various miracles were performed on the spot, and even then Moses was not happy about it! I can't blame him. God of course then got angry! (Well it is the OT!)
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SceptiKarl wrote:
cyberman:

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Is the bush itself reputed to have spoken?


Just to remind cyberman of the story:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burning_bush

In order for the bush to convince Moses that it was really, really Yaweh, (God), speaking via the burning bush, various miracles were performed on the spot, and even then Moses was not happy about it! I can't blame him. God of course then got angry! (Well it is the OT!)


Is that a yes or a no?


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