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Respect for the Dead

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by The Hammer, Sep 21, 2021.

  1. The Hammer

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    That could be a fun thread in its own right. Most haunted places you've known/been to.

    Edit: @JustGeorge may I?
     
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  2. The Hammer

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    For me it's a bit of both. Respect for the grieving living. But also respect for those who have passed this earthly realm.
     
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    My impression of a 'haunted house' was probably formed early, both from watching The Munsters and the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland. I also watched a lot of Scooby Doo where they always found themselves in some haunted adventure.

    My grandfather said that he saw ghosts. I don't think he would lie about that, but I wonder sometimes. I've never seen a ghost. I'm not necessarily negating anyone's experience. If someone says they saw a ghost, then okay, but even if they did, there doesn't appear to be much that I can do about it.
     
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    I always found it intriguing that various people would describe the same ghost at my old house/s, without being in communication with each other.

    But largely, yeah. There's a ghost. So what?

    I did have a ghost at one house I was fond of, though. She'd help me by holding doors and flipping Spongebob on for the then-toddler when it was time for lunch. My husband saw it all one day, and yelled at her, and then it stopped. I yelled at him; she was good help.
     
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    What about abandoning graveyards all together? Make organ donation obligatory and burn the rest. Filter out the heavy metals and dump the ashes.
    Instead maintain a virtual cemetery. A site where to you can upload memorabilia, photos, videos, RF posts.
    It would negate the need for new space (which is already scarce in some cities) and would do more for the memory of the dead than a grave. We have the technology now, why not use it?
     
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    Katzpur Not your average Mormon

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    So would you like to talk about why you feel this way? Do you actually think that if a deceased person who was a devout Catholic throughout his life suddenly, and against his will, becomes a Mormon if a post-humous baptism is performed on his behalf? I ask, because we certainly don't.
     
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    No, I just think it's disrespectful and culturally insensitive.
     
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    Katzpur Not your average Mormon

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    Well, you're certainly entitled to your opinion, and if you don't want to discuss it further, we won't.
     
  9. Saint Frankenstein

    Saint Frankenstein I'm not deaf, I'm just a real bad listener
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    "Using" the dead for occult practices, I find highly offensive. Like this one person I used to know who went to a graveyard to "absorb" the "death energy" but then got an attitude with me for praying for their well-being (I wasn't asking them to accept Jesus). And even with animals, like what Azealia Banks did with her poor dead cat (don't look it up if you don't know - it was sick).
     
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  10. The Hammer

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    She (Azalea) had her cat taxidermied.... That's not that bad.

    Also, death energy is a real thing and if you're attuned to it, I see no issues with harnessing it. That is separate from the Spirits of the Dead. Death itself is more of a God/dess depending on Cultural variant.

    Anytime I call upon my Ancestors, and Spirits I'm literally working with those who have died, in some capacity.

    I appreciate your response though, and can see how some find it distasteful or disrespectful.
     
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  11. Saint Frankenstein

    Saint Frankenstein I'm not deaf, I'm just a real bad listener
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    She dug up her decaying cat's body, boiled it for a bit and that was it. I saw what it looked like afterwards and it still had decayed flesh on it. She's just a lunatic and has been for years. Anyway, that was just an example. Oh, and she has some little girl's skull that I'm sure she's using in her witchcraft.

    Going to a cemetery and meddling with people you don't know that way is what the problem is there.
     
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  12. The Hammer

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    I read an article on, said it was a taxidermied cat. I didn't watch the video.
     
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    Saint Frankenstein I'm not deaf, I'm just a real bad listener
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    That was now she described it. If so, that was the worst taxidermy job I've ever seen. No one but a sicko taxidermies a decayed body and then dismembers it anyway. I'm done talking about that. Lol
     
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  14. The Hammer

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    Idk, I've given serious thought to taxidermying my pets when they pass. Or at least holding on to the skulls.

    I don't see issue with it.
     
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    Saint Frankenstein I'm not deaf, I'm just a real bad listener
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    When they're rotted?
     
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    Not much different then this.
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    And that's consider normal in many parts of rural America.
     
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    I'm sure there is a timeframe it has to be accomplished in. You don't want actually rotting flesh.
     
  18. Saint Frankenstein

    Saint Frankenstein I'm not deaf, I'm just a real bad listener
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    Dude, I'm not talking about normal taxidermy here. What I was describing is not normal taxidermy at all.
     
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    Like I said I didn't watch her video. I read an article about what was done (if it's wrong so be it), but most **** on YouTube and TikTok is done for attention and is all fake, or blustering.

    I don't pay it much mind.
     
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    Well, I saw the screenshots of it. Anyway, she is besides the point and I think I made my point there.
     
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