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Should a funeral mourn a death or celebrate a life?

Some time ago there was a death in the extended family of a friend of ours. We were somewhat surprised by the strength of feeling with which she told us that they were not going to a funeral but to a celebration of life. I was reminded of that incident yesterday, when I heard a Christian theologian remark negatively on the concept of funerals as celebrations of life rather than the mourning of the loss … Continue reading

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