Author Topic: NPR-losing our religion  (Read 425 times)

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Offline shnozzola

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Re: NPR week - losing our religion
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2013, 09:27:17 PM »
Thank you for posting the links. I just finished reading "After Tragedy, Nonbelievers Find Other Ways To Cope", and hearing their stories broke my heart, not only because I feel empathy for them, but knowing that one day I will have to deal with the fact that when my parents die, I will never see them again.

If there is anything I hope theists can take away from this article is that unless you're damn sure the individual grieving holds the same belief system, don't ever throw out the "god has a plan" line.
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Re: NPR-losing our religion
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2013, 11:32:55 AM »
Heh, my cousin just died. The grieving is the difficult time for the religious. I think she had not been to church other than the occasional Christmas church with son and grandkids.

I don't have to go, she is in Europe.

And Ive had enough of Lutheran funerals. I only had to speak at one, my dad's.

I spoke to my cousin just a month ago. She did not want to talk about her treatments, we just chatted.