In praise of humanist funerals
In today’s Guardian, Phil Hall writes about humanist funerals, and why he finds them much more satisfying than …
… religious funerals, where a stranger usually officiates and witters on about heaven, often fail to commemorate a life well lived properly. Religious funerals can be a whimpering anti-climax.
He goes on,
In contrast, the humanist funerals in our family were completely satisfying and eclectic. They looked backwards and allowed us to see the lives of our loved ones clearly. We did not need to look forwards towards some sort of puzzling postscript. Perhaps the last thing people want after a death, during the messy form of group therapy that is a funeral, is for some sanctimonious stranger to stand up and start talking about a the afterlife.
If you live in Suffolk, you might like to come and learn more about humanist funerals at our December meeting.