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I thought this was beautiful and sad.

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    Beth37posted 3 years ago

    http://s2.hubimg.com/u/7942829_f248.jpg


    The wife was Catholic, the husband was Protestant.
    Because of their different religious beliefs they were not allowed to be buried in the same cemetery, so they did this instead.

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      A Troubled Manposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      That is just so ridiculous it's sad. Religion certainly does breed intolerance.

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        Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I dont think Id be able to tolerate you at all if it weren't for the grace of God. smile

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          A Troubled Manposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          You don't, that's what your religion teaches you and that's why it's rejected as garbage. smile

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            Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

            I think you're pretty hateful tbh, yet I joke with you and abstain from reporting you on a daily basis. If you were able to communicate on any other level other than intolerance, I would be able to find a common ground and see something good in you, but all I have seen is hatred. Give me something to work with.

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              A Troubled Manposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              Actually, you are the one showing hatred, not me. I attempt to stick to the subject while you only stick to insulting people personally and telling lies. That's all you do here.

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                Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

                ok then

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            donotfearposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Oh no, here we go again!

            http://www.emotionsmsn.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/sad-emoticon-msn.gif

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              Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

              Yes, we're like the Odd Couple. You can hear the announcers voice, "Can two such opposites share a thread together, without driving each other crazy?"

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      miss_jkimposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Perhaps in their death, these two have left a lasting message to the ridiculousness of man's intolerance. It should be a reminder that love conquers all. I feel quite sure that they are having the last laugh as they spend ETERNITY very much together.

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        Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        smile

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      Rad Manposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      They are left shaking hands like strangers. So sad they let their beliefs get in the way. Beth, ATM is completely correct. Don't let your distain get in the way of what he's saying.

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        Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Do you expect me to agree cause you say he's correct? Im sure you couldn't possibly.

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          Rad Manposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          LOL

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        Emile Rposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Why strangers? That is one take. But, not necessarily the correct one. They wouldn't be strangers, buried so close. It appears to me they are shown as neighbors. Burying the hatchet. I think it can be seen as a beautiful gesture of all past conflicts are forgotten after death.

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          Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Morning. What time is it where you are? It's 5:30 here. Gotta go to work. Hope you have a good day. (All of you. smile)

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            Emile Rposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            6:30 here. Hope your day is great too.

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          Rad Manposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          A kiss would show a relationship better than a hand shake. No?

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            Motown2Chitownposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            I agree with that, Rad Man.  Although to be honest, I think a decision to be buried in a municipal (secular) cemetery together would have been an even better decision.

            I gave a lot of thought to this before replying because my husband and I are in a mixed Christian marriage.  I'm Catholic, he's an Evangelical Protestant.  I can't imagine that this couple lived in the States, though, because most Protestant churches here would allow a Catholic to be buried in their cemeteries as long as that person had been a faithful member of the Protestant congregation.

            In the end, though, if we were forced to choose, I'd choose a municipal cemetery.

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              Rad Manposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              I'd like to be cremated. After I die of course.

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                Deepes Mindposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                I agree. I've left my wishes to be cremated when I pass (after they donate what can still be used). Strike a match to the rest and be done with it

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                  Rad Manposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                  The only problem I have with cremation is the energy is wasted in unused heat, however it's better than wasting land.

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                    Deepes Mindposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                    That's why I want a 16th century medieval funeral pyre and people to bring marshmallows. and hot dogs

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                Motown2Chitownposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                I have personal issues with cremation.  Stick me in the ground and I'll be fine.

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                  Deepes Mindposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                  I can understand that Mo.

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            Emile Rposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            No. A handshake and a kiss,.in this context, denote the same thing. A kiss can  mean more than a handshake. Many things a kiss means don't drive home the same point.

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              Rad Manposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              It's just a symbol. A kiss displays love while a handshake displays both parties are unarmed. But I guess it doesn't matter to me anyway.

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                Emile Rposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                If I die and find out we all have to kiss in the afterlife, you'd have a hard time convincing me I wasn't in hell.

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                  Rad Manposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                  Not to worry, when you die you will find no afterlife.

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                    Emile Rposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                    Oh my gosh!!! Someone who knows, beyond a shadow of a doubt, what happens after death!!!

                    If you can't tell, I'm very excited. Do tell how you found out what no one else can know for sure.

                    I see now why you got named rad man.

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                  Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

                  lol

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      Silverspeederposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      God doesn.t see the religion of someone he sees the person, what you were or how you were.
      Funerals are for the living, graves are for the living to have somewhere to go for remebernce or whatever other reason.
      Whatever you believe they have been reunited in death, whether they are buried next to each other or at each end of the earth.

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        Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Just so's you know, I didn't write that blurb about the cath./prot. couple. It was something off FB.
        Personally, once your dead, I don't really believe you go on being a couple. In my mind, that was a statement they left behind for the world and a declaration of love. Very sweet.

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    Emile Rposted 3 years ago

    Sad that they let their religious beliefs separate them in the end. Couldn't they find a cemetery they could both be buried in?

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      Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Good question! I assumed it was many many years ago... I pictured some tiny village in Ire or Eng and maybe that was the only choice, prot. or cath. I don't know, but it's a very loving tribute.

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    iilovemykiidzposted 3 years ago

    I agree. It's beautiful and it's sad. I'm just glad the families both decided to do it that way.

 
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