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Mon Dec 30, 2013, 02:56 PM

2. I just came home from a Christian funeral

 

Lovely lady -- smart, talented, caring, not an evil bone in her body. Died suddenly of a heart attack at age 71 when her family had come in for Christmas. Very sad.

Of course the minister gave that usual mumbo jombo about "Lord calling her home ... her peace in heaven for eternity ... she's in a better place ... yadda yadda yadda" But that was only 5% of the message. The rest of the time was spent talking about all the activities she participated in at church, all the worldwide trips the choir had taken, all the parties, all the fun.

I swear almost everybody, in their heart of hearts, knows that the "she's in a better place" line is crap. They belong to church because it is a social club and a very good one. They know that the eternity bit is a just white lies we tell ourselves because it really does make the grief easier to deal with for many people. We are a social species and most people really have a yearning for interaction and friends. And the churches supply that.

I will miss her. I'm glad she made such an impact on so many people. And I am glad she got so much enjoyment from her church club.

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