Faith & Spirituality

A Tradition That Needs to Die

For those of you out there with blood pressure that’s in a low enough range that you wouldn’t mind bringing it up a few notches, I have just the thing: the disingenuous idioms Christians have latched onto in order to avoid speaking words associated with death and dying. Death is the “doorway to the new life.” Funerals are “home-going celebrations.” Dying is “going home to be with the Lord” or “being ushered into His presence” or  ...

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