Obsession with Death
Okay, so it seems to me that many people, but Christians in particular, are obsessed with death.
1 – Why would anyone want to see an open casket with a body it in? In some cases you need people to identify the body, but you don’t need hundreds of people. Maybe one or two close friends would be enough.
2 – Why all the agony about burn vs. bury? I can’t possibly imagine why anyone would wish to be cremated except for purely financial reasons (it is cheaper to be cremated). The whole idea about being scattered in the ocean or the back yard or hanging out on a mantle. Puhleeeze. Can you not imaging a world better than this one? Do you really want Aunt Bessie to have nothing better than hanging out on your mantle? And if you want to remember her, what about a nice picture or keep sake of some sort rather than ashes you somehow need to look after?
3 – The time between death and burial (Jews never get cremated, according to Jewish law it is desecration) is short. This time period is generally 24 to 48 hours unless there is a very good reason. From the point that one of the 7 (mother, father, spouse, sister, brother, son, daughter) finds out about the death, they literally have no other responsibility other than to take care of the deceased. So why need it take so long? I know of someone at work who knew on Monday that he had to go to a funeral on Friday. Man, so you are sitting around sad, but not yet able to deal with things and move on because the body is still hanging out for another 5 or 6 days. Oh no, that cannot be good.
In generally, this is really just a feeling of mine. Jews experience death, confront it head on and deal with it, get closure, mourn/grieve/reflect, and then go on with life. It just seems like a very healthy way to deal with things. All of the other things that sometimes go on, but need not, seem to really obstruct these healthy processes. Goyim just spend too much time thinking about it/worrying about it/getting off of work for it/looking at it.
But that’s my opinion, I could be wrong.
P.S. Next post or two will be about Michael Jackson and the real person who ought to go to jail in that case (other than Michael if he is found guilty).