I was walking my Mum’s dog in a nearby cemetery* and one aspect struck me. Maybe it is because I don’t have a religion? It seems strange that those who do are/were** catered for by segregated burial areas.
If your religion means you cant mix after death, what hope is there on Earth?
* Dog walking is allowed, with some limitations I’m happy to observe.
** Some of these are historical but the current rules still observe some cultural and religious division.
UPDATE 2011-08-30: I guess Atheists go into Public, Ash or Eco?
“I haven't gone to a better place, or a worse one. I haven't gone anyplace, because Derek doesn't exist anymore. As soon as my body stopped functioning, and the neurons in my brain ceased firing, I made a remarkable transformation: from a living organism to a corpse, like a flower or a mouse that didn't make it through a particularly frosty night. The evidence is clear that once I died, it was over.”
Farewell Derek, although there won’t be any new posts your feed will remain in my reader. Although we never met it was nice to have known you.
Here it is. I'm dead, and this is my last post to my blog. In advance, I asked that once my body finally shut down from the punishments of my cancer, then my family and friends publish this prepared message I wrote—the first part of the process of turning this from an active website to an archive…