Posted: Oct 12, 2013 3:30 pm
by MattHunX
I find cemeteries themselves to be a waste of space/potential land, and as churches, cathedrals, temples and similar edifices, the superstition of the masses made physical, and for anyone who actually sees through the wool and ceremony to be an enormous eyesore, anchoring a tradition that ought to be abandoned perhaps for something more manageable and less morbid and gloom-inducing. We're supposed to remember our dearly departed with fondness, not walking around in a horror-movie setting, with the worms pigging out on the rotting remains of our loved-ones below our feet. How does that not put people off?

Anyway...

I still think it is very disrespectful and inconsiderate of any church to deny the families and friends the opportunity to give a speech in remembrance and as a farewell to their loved ones. Well, perhaps they can have the eulogies said somewhere else, but a lot of them would probably object to that. As others haves said, their church won't be gaining any fans with decisions like this. Hopefully some folk will start seeing them for the pompous, unjust, disrespectful, hypocritical, power-hungry, obstructive and divisive bastards they are...if they haven't already (in Ireland, probably).

Also, on the rare occasion when we go to the cemetery, our conversation unfailingly shifts to the topic of stolen candles and decorations. Now, the word "holy" or "hollow" ground is meaningless to me, for the obvious reasons, yet, I do think one has to be an incredibly disrespectful sack of shit to steal from tombstones and cemeteries in general.