Saturday, 8 May 2010

Theological thoughts or morbid musings

What to think about or comment on today ? A hung parliament? Think we have that up to our necks and more. The situation in Greece? That night work it’s way around to the Euro Parliament and the same sort of thing. So…..

What about funerals ? Ok, so it’s not the most uplifting of topics – but it’s a fact of life. As I get older, my mind keeps changing on what I want to happen when I die. I know for a fact I don’t want to be buried. (Have threatened to haunt anyone who does that) I was brought up in a family with very strong Christian beliefs. I went through the stages of doing as I was told, then rebelling, just for the sake of it. As I had my own children my views changed again and I studied as many religions as I could manage (or maybe it was theological ideas more than religions) Some ideas seem very logical to me, others just plain unpalatable. And yet I can still not say I am 100% Atheist. It might be easy if I could. To believe (or not believe) 100% in a point of view. I don’t usually have a problem with my beliefs and views in this way – just with this one.
Is it because of my upbringing – that bit of ingrained dogma that I can not –or am afraid to- lose completely? The time will come when all will be clear (er…I think that’s a Freudian slip of a Bible quote)

Anyway, do what you will with my body. I hope that something good from me lives on in what I leave behind , and if there is a funeral with music for me, please play Paul McCartney’s Long and Winding Road and Time To Say Goodbye by Andrea Bocelli.