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Berger: Why Aren’t There More Humanist Funerals?

We’re big fans of our colleague Peter Berger’s blog here at Via Meadia. His takes on religious issues of the day are always worth reading. His latest observation: The religiously unaffiliated in America supposedly make up as much as 20 percent of the population according to recent surveys. Yet at times of tragedy, the atheist/humanist worldview doesn’t seem to provide the necessary comfort. Peter asks:

If one subsumes all the “nones” under the category of “humanists”, there are certainly more of them than Jews or Muslims, not to mention Baha’is. Why don’t people think of turning to them when seeking comfort in the midst of grief?

A good quick weekend read.  Subscribe to Peter’s RSS feed here.

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