a post-Christian memorial service
By Diogenes ( articles ) | Jul 02, 2007
To honor the dead you can say a prayer, or light a candle, or decorate a gravestone, or... you can get a big crowd together and party, figuring that the deceased would want you all to have fun. Fair enough; I don't think Princess Di would object to a rock concert. Just tell me: What does it mean, in terms of her life and death? Or am I asking the wrong question, looking for meaning in 21st-century culture?
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