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Old 03-22-2010, 08:46 PM   #199
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Originally Posted by meloleary View Post
If I minded sharing, I wouldn't be on this thread in the first place! It's likely that most everyone I know and love has heard my soapbox speech.

My beloved husband probably came to question the existence of god even before I did. He used to quote a famous Irish author (Brendan Behan, I think, but I could be wrong), who always said he was the only decent religion for an Irishman -- a bad Catholic. He did feel the need to take our son to be baptized, but I think that was as much hedging his bets as anything else.

Gerry passed away suddenly in November 2004, just before I took up papercrafting. It was a good thing I had good friends who were Catholics or recovering Catholics; his family lives pretty far away and it was funny to see the Jewish girl making funeral arrangements with the priest. I knew his father would rest easier knowing he'd had the Catholic funeral rites, and I didn't think it mattered much. The one place I put my foot down was that Gerry HATED cemeteries his whole life, and I wasn't going to make him spend eternity in one; I had him cremated.

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