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Since: May 09
#1 Apr 29, 2013
What am, I missing here? And when did a funeral morph into a recruitment opportunity, and why would a grieving family pay for it to be so?
The words of a governor, bring to mind the (now acceptable) new version of what used to be a eulogy, in memory and honor of the deceased.
Tornado in Joplin, May 22, 2011
142 were killed (as of May 28) and thousands more affected by a massive F-5 tornado. Several churches were destroyed, as religious leaders try to offer meaning after such a disaster.
"You could see the challenge they are going to face, as they preach funerals in the weeks to come," Missouri Governor Jay Nixon said after meeting faith-based leaders this week. "It's enormous."
#2 Apr 30, 2013
Families will pay for it because the preacher will make a pitch that includes promises of eternal life. No matter how good or how evil the deceased may actually have been, the family will be convinced that he or she was some kind of modern saint, and hence now in heaven and not really gone. Just exactly what the family wants to hear. It lets them keep the denial going just a bit longer.
As for the lack of taste in hijacking a remembrance of the dead to make it a recruiting opportunity, that just shows how desperate they really are.
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