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  1. I don't want to get too into it because it's personal and involves my second family (roommates family) but I was at a funeral on Tuesday for someone I cared for very much with them. We were all already tense because it was going to be very baptist and involve the church a lot but I was. Just absolutely seething. You shouldn't use someone's funeral as a platform to talk about hell and how if you don't have your affairs in order that's where you're headed. And you also shouldn't constantly spout evangelist shit. It's a funeral. Everyone is grieving and trying to celebrate the life of someon
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  2. This sort of thing is a predicable part of the de-conversion process. Christians are tribal & you are no longer part of their tribe. Your mutual faith was your common bond but that no longer exists.
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  3. Yep. Funerals are the best place for preachers to hock their product. They've got the real life consequences laid out in front of everyone, not something they've got when demoing the product on the weekends, and it's now time for you to choose. Really choose. I imagine they say they hate it but if I were a salesman I'd love it. How else can you pass off such a sad moment as a happy one? That's a crazy amount of spin. mwc
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  4. It's really disheartening to hear this is such a common thing. Thanks Fundies for finding a way to exploit literally everything I suppose! Doing the lord's work by making grieving people even more miserable
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  5. I'm bracing myself for a particularly tragic one that's coming up. While I didn't know the person, I will probably be expected to be there. Saturday one of my grandsons and six of his friends went for a hike to a popular river that's fed from an upstream dam and small power plant. They were celebrating their upcoming high school graduation. A sudden release of water from the dam washed one of the kids away. This part of the river is a rocky, narrow gorge with almost vertical rock walls and no way to grab anything or have anything to climb on. As of today, Tuesday, his body has not
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