thread: 2006-08-31 : I think my expectations are screwed

On 2006-09-07, Gregor Hutton wrote:

Over here in the UK, we're pretty much not all that religious anymore. [And I'd say that goes for any of the religions.]

And a true story: I was at a humanist funeral for a good friend in December—it certainly wasn't any less heartfelt or meaningful to me, or anyone else there, and there was no invocation of anything religious or otherworldy at all.

John was born, he lived, he died. And we celebrated that and remembered him.

Now, in a way that seemed to me to be a very human tradition of respecting your friends and what they mean to you. It didn't need any spiritual element and it had none.


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