Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Life Celebrants. . .
Well, something about this story of "Life Celebrants" reminded me of the way death was changed in that old movie and of the way folks today are searching to know what to do with death -- when they have no religious faith in which to frame it. The truth is it all sounds sick and the idea of life celebrant helping us transition the death of our loved ones makes me gag. And I particularly object to funeral homes pushing these on people (no, you say, they are not pushing these but merely providing a service? Except that these folks allow the funeral home industry to control everything and not just the remains. Lord knows, I have faced enough funeral homes with their own idea of what needs to be done at the funeral to know that clergy are often seen as outsiders to a process and service which is seen as best handled, in all its facets, by professional insiders.
Well, you read it and tell me I am going off the deep end needlessly.... again! Celebrants make funerals more personal...