Charles Cowling

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Jonathan
Jonathan
9 years ago

DM, you seem to be saying death would be better, and funerals more meaningful, if we believed in… well, in quite what you don’t say.

You may be right. But look at it from another angle – for many of us, it’s just not an option to believe something we don’t believe. It sounds like saying Christmas would be so much better if we just believed in Santa.

Death Matters
9 years ago

Wow, an allusion to another side, to something beyond life! How uncommon… If we only had something worth believing in, even an illusion, our discussions about funeral ceremonies, memorials, etc would be fundamentally different. As things stand, there is no reason to make any effort – it is all literally for a “no-body”. This lack of belief is the secret reason we are all spinning our wheels here, endlessly debating this and that form of disposal, green funerals, costs etc. Because we don’t naturally feel like doing anything at all. We die and disappear, absolutely. How CAN we celebrate that?… Read more »

louise
9 years ago

I love this site- i saw it sometime back and forgot all about it since- so thanks for sharing, it’s really fascinating isn’t it