posted on Jul, 27 2011 @ 09:16 AM
My after-reading post got posted.
The article was poorly written, with a lot of conjecture. To start with. (As usual from Fox News)
It's a governmental endorsed funeral, for several fallen soldiers who were, and have families of, varying faiths. Anyways, the prayers aren't
banned, it said they have to be approved by the families. Which isn't oppression, it's logical.
If you don't belief in heaven, but have to listen to the man on the podium repeat that you're deceased family member is in heaven, that only
harshens the reality that they're gone. If you're a muslim, and you're being told that their with the christian god now, that's blasphemy on top
of disrespecting the dead.
This isn't an attack on the majority(christianity), it's trying to serve fairness for the minorities. It is not putting down a religion by not
supporting it, it's trying not to promote it by taking it's hands off.
You want a religious funeral, have a private one, don't make the government pay for it and other families sit through it.