Do you know what's beautiful?

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Thread Topic: Do you know what's beautiful?

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    barberbob2 Advanced
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    barberbob2 Advanced
    didnt finish. just a sec.
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    barberbob2 Advanced
    Do you know what's beautiful? A couple days ago, a friend of mine died. He wasnt a close friend, but he was a friend none the less. He actually didnt have very many close friends, so other than me, there were only a few of us and his family at his funeral. This friend of mines family was catholic and he had a catholic funeral. My friend however wasnt religious and the preast wasnt close to him at all.

    So we were sitting there and the few people that werent religious noticed something. 2/3rds of this preasts speech werent about our friend. He mentioned that he was a good kid and that he died too early of course, but for nearly an hour, he talked about God and how much God was going to accept him into God's kingdom. About how, even though he rejected god, that god would forgive him. About how our friend held God close to his heart and about how he would ask for forgiveness for the rest of us nonbelievers at the gates.

    This wasnt a funeral, this was a heartless conversion tactic. When the preast said, "we all just need to learn to be closer to Jesus...", I snapped.

    I stood up calmly in the middle of the sermon, and said,
    "Do you know what I think he would of wanted? Or rather, do you want to know what I think he didn't want? I dont think he would have wanted a man to wake up this morning, get well dressed and well fashioned, to get into his expensive car and drive past homeless shelters, nurseries, retirement homes, and slums, so that that man can stand over him and get paid to tell his friends that they needed to more like Jesus. He didnt believe in a god. The only reason you are here is because his family wanted you here to talk about their son. Dont insult him and the rest of us by spitting on his before he's even in the ground."

    I didnt realize it while I was saying this, but while I was talking, the rest his friends who were sitting around and behind me, were slowly standing up. As we walked up to the cascat the preast stepped away pale faced. We each walked up one at a time and told his family about some of our fondest memories of our friend. We each told about some of the good things that he has done for us and how much he meant. At the end of our speeches, we all said, "thank you for being our friend.", and went back to our seats.

    After a few minutes the preast stepped back up. He was a little shakey and nervous, but he started talking about our friend again. When he was done, he took a quick bow and left for the grave yard. As we carried the coffin into the hearse, our friends mom looked at me. She had been crying since we had arrived. But when she looked at me she gave a smile, and said, "I think he would have liked it."

    We got to the grave yard and the ritual proceeded as normally. It made me feel sick to see such a good person insulted even after he died and to know that there are counltess others like him who are getting the same spit in the face. I hate religion. Not the people, but the things it makes them do. The way it makes them think. I know not all of you are like that, but even if you arent, you are keeping God and all of those people who think it's their job to be a--holes alive. And I cant respect that.
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    Kiki rocks Junior
    R.I.P to your friend. And whoa, I couldn't say anything during my grandpa's funeral service (probably part of the thing that I was only 8 and didn't know wth was going on) and the preist did like nothing for him but say a few things because he didn't "go to church that much" or wasn't "involved" and he could barely even get out of his house before he was sick for the next few months then died. I was in school and luckily wasn't pulled out. I have this issue with touching dead people. If I did... I'd most likely passed out so yeah.
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    Appayipyip42 Experienced
    To me, that's just as bad as if you had said something about (insert random thing that I don't believe in here) at my death. It's their funeral, respect their beliefs. Not much to be asked.
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    barberbob2 Advanced
    Exactly.
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    Nikki_Knox Advanced
    Honestly? That is beautiful. You must be a damn good friend to stand up for his beleifs, even after his passing. I'm sorry for your loss and wish you all the best.
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    Carri04 Hot Shot
    That made my day.
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    madid Junior
    Go bob
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    musicgirl Experienced
    I'm sorry, Bob. But good for you. The world needs strong-minded, good people like you in the world.
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    Hunteriscool Experienced
    That was the best thing i ever read...
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    That person deserves the epic win at life..
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    Phoenix Night Junior
    Damn Bob....EPIC WIN.
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    I would just let that person laugh at the corpse..he's next
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    waterlover999 Junior
    *stands up and claps* you did the right thing bob

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