I’m not religious, but there’s something about funerals | Minette Marrin
She was an outspoken agnostic, with a leaning towards atheism, but she believed as strongly as I do that our traditional rites of passage are important, if only for the survivors. So, having scarcely ever darkened the doors of our parish church, three minutes from our house, she is now buried in its churchyard.
Someone else who seems confused about whether or not she’s religious?
The constraints of tradition are important. A woman friend recently buried her long-term companion in a simple wicker basket in a West Country wood and that doesn’t seem very final, somehow.
What’s not final about it?
This is like all those people who never go to church, except for weddings and christenings.