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.
That is just so ridiculous it's sad. Religion certainly does breed intolerance.
I dont think Id be able to tolerate you at all if it weren't for the grace of God.
You don't, that's what your religion teaches you and that's why it's rejected as garbage.
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.
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.
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.
Do you expect me to agree cause you say he's correct? Im sure you couldn't possibly.
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.
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. )
A kiss would show a relationship better than a hand shake. No?
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.
I'd like to be cremated. After I die of course.
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
The only problem I have with cremation is the energy is wasted in unused heat, however it's better than wasting land.
That's why I want a 16th century medieval funeral pyre and people to bring marshmallows. and hot dogs
I have personal issues with cremation. Stick me in the ground and I'll be fine.
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.
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.
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.
Not to worry, when you die you will find no afterlife.
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.
Oh my gosh!! Someone who knows, beyond a shadow of a doubt, what happens after death!!
You see you are making the assertion that there is life after death with supplying evidence.
You have no idea what the RAD in Rad Man means.
Accepting that there is no definitive proof is not making an unsupportable assertion, imo. I don't think I have ever said there is, or isn't, continuation of consciousness on some level. I have made statements about what I think, but they were always prefaced by the words 'I think'. Please explain how your assertion about me is true.
And I think Beth may be right about the meaning behind the acronym. Instead of the guessing game for the street you lived on in 1980 you should see if people can guess what the rad stands for. I get the impression she was a bit off. I'm going to guess (considering your usual stand in your favorite forum) Radical Atheist Dialogue.
Prayer has the same effect as a placebo and no God has ever been detected in any way. All these people who claim to have their prayers answered refuse to pray to reform me? They claim he does amazing things all the time, but nothing is detectable.
No, you've go the name wrong. And I don't think it's a fair question, because it could be researched.
Ooh. Ego much? Why would I research your name?
We aren't talking about prayer claims. Or we weren't. Are you having difficulty keeping up, or are we changing the subject?
I wouldn't compare rad man to ATM. I've never had a real conversation with ATM. His belief in his superior opinion precludes it.
Well, we know what's gonna come next... "Please stop lying about me. You cannot hold a real conversation because irrational beliefs prevent it"..
I don't think/hope we are anything like you and ATM. I think/hope Emily and I are like an old married couple, we bicker but still care.
Aw, I care about the blue man's soul if that counts for anything. If he were hungry or thirsty, I would feed him. I have tried to defend my faith to him... I feel like it's just pointless. I don't feel there's anything I can say that he wont call me a liar in response. So I joke most of the time. It's my last defense I spose. I dont think I need to let him steamroll me.
Are you having attention problems?
Emily said "Instead of the guessing game for the street you lived on in 1980 you should see if people can guess what the rad stands for."
Rad said "No, you've go the name wrong. And I don't think it's a fair question, because it could be researched."
Emily said "Ooh. Ego much? Why would I research your name?"
Beth and you suggested I ask people what RAD MAN stands for and I said it's not a good idea and then you claim I have an ego problem asking people what my name stands for.
I only ask people for the name of the street who claim that God answers all their prayers as a way of showing them it's all in their mind. They make the claim, I ask for evidence and they can't back up the claim.
I've never asked you for that information and I don't expect you to try.
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.
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.
Sad that they let their religious beliefs separate them in the end. Couldn't they find a cemetery they could both be buried in?
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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