The current funeral ritual in the U.S. is one of the most gruesome (and one of the biggest rackets), in the world, IMO.
Yes, it's really obscene how otherwise financially sensible people are made to feel obligated to participate in these colossal wastes of money. I definitely plan to look into alternatives.
To: Welsh Rabbit
it's really obscene how otherwise financially sensible people are made to feel obligated to participate in these colossal wastes of money.
Not only that but people feel obligated to go through the whole weeping spectacle of looking at a bloated painted up corpse in order to have "closure". No thanks.
I have seen enough dead people who have had the funeral home treatment to know that in no way do I want anyone I love to be messed with like that, and I certainly don't want the final image of myself that is imprinted on my loved one's memories to be that of a giant sickly barbie doll who looks like a dime store Halloween decoration.
posted on 10/14/2010 9:48:11 AM PDT
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