fueledbycoffee wrote:Well, I would say we know, now. Sadly. What happens is everybody makes posts dedicated to the deceased, we get a sig banner, and everyone mourns him like a friend or acquaintance. Seems like what happens in real life.
Aye, that be true. But don't forget that we all spend time thinkin' about what the departed meant to us, and how our lives arrrrgh better for knowin' 'em. There are, sadly, a very few of us in the world, and the loss of even one is a great one.
And to define terms, us = rational, intelligent, thoughtful, compassionate, humorous, and yes, faithful beings. Faith isn't just something for a church, it's bigger than that. Believing in us, in our ability to be more than what we are, is the most important thing in the world. And the people here remind me of that. Not always - sometimes I just chuckle, or shake my head, or wonder what the hell they were thinking (or not thinking) when they posted. But on the whole that's what this is about. Not accepting what was as what will be. Questioning, laughing, enjoying, learning, and growing. And our dearly departed helped us with all those things.