When I retired as a humanist celebrant I thought I'd stop writing this blog, but my fascination with all things death-related prompted more posts. They're just written from a slightly different perspective, that's all. Oh, and I still do the odd one, by special request.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Mass mourning

Would you want to share the funeral of someone you loved with lots of other families, while a bunch of priests went on about God and said nothing about the person you'd lost? Rows of coffins, plenty of priestly platitudes, a papal message about feeling "spiritually present", but no memories, no affectionate tributes. No. Me neither.

1 comment:

Charles Cowling said...

Yes, what price individuality, or even differentiation? It was a very gloomy spectacle. All that sing-song tosh. It was a theo-takeover. But Sr Berlusconi assures us that they are all camping in Paradise. Was that it?

With you absolutely on this one.