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Jean Marie commented on Raïssa Dhondt's blog post 'Funerals, a 'temporary goodbye''
"Sorry for the loss of your grandmother, Raissia.  You make very valid points, isn't it amazing, to sit in a group and feel like you are the only one hearing the baloney being spoonfed and accepted by everyone else...   There is a way…"
Jan 1, 2011
Reg The Fronkey Farmer commented on Raïssa Dhondt's blog post 'Funerals, a 'temporary goodbye''
"Until recent times the Catholic Church held that a person who committed suicide would be denied funeral rites and even burial in a Church cemetery if they committed suicide. They never considered the mental state of the person. This is also true…"
Jan 1, 2011
Curly Girl commented on Raïssa Dhondt's blog post 'Funerals, a 'temporary goodbye''
"My condolences on the death of your grandmother. I was very close to mine and struggled very hard with her death because I didn't have a healthy outlook on it at the time. I have to admit though, I have never read the bible and because of this,…"
Jan 1, 2011
Doug Reardon commented on Raïssa Dhondt's blog post 'Funerals, a 'temporary goodbye''
"My favorite uncle died many years ago.  He was not a god fearing man.  I never saw him pray, he never went to church, never even mentioned god as far as i knew.  But, his brother-in-law, also my uncle was somehow put in charge of…"
Dec 31, 2010
Dustin commented on Raïssa Dhondt's blog post 'Funerals, a 'temporary goodbye''
"Anyone who says a person dies and immediately goes to heaven is an idiot who obviously hasn't read the New Testament.     When anyone tries to pull that idiotic theological stunt - I ask them a simple question.     "In…"
Dec 31, 2010
M commented on Raïssa Dhondt's blog post 'Funerals, a 'temporary goodbye''
"I'm so sorry about the loss of your grandmother.  My hubby's best buddy died this past March and it was a big Catholic affair, as well.  I found all the rosary chanting very soothing, but I agree that the rest of the service was…"
Dec 31, 2010
Reg The Fronkey Farmer commented on Raïssa Dhondt's blog post 'Funerals, a 'temporary goodbye''
"By saying that they are already in heaven are they not ignoring the Day of Judgement ? That is when god decides who goes up or down - or so I had thought. If they believe that person is in heaven then surely they should be in party mode. I mean he…"
Dec 31, 2010
Joli commented on Raïssa Dhondt's blog post 'Funerals, a 'temporary goodbye''
"My condolences to you and your family. I agree with Thew. You should be very proud :)  I have thought about how it will effect me when my grandmother dies. She has been like a parent to me when my mom couldn't be. She gave me away in my…"
Dec 31, 2010

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Funerals, a 'temporary goodbye'

Posted on December 31, 2010 at 7:07am 13 Comments

Yesterday was my grandmother's funeral, she was a catholic so the whole thing was organized in a catholic church. And although I should've been serious and sad and stuff (since my grandma had just died), I was first annoyed and then somewhat amused by what the priest said. Several times, he mentioned that the funeral was just a temporary goodbye, since 'we were all going to meet Bernice again in heaven'. Also, according to the priest, my grandma was at that very moment catching up with…


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