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(Metro)   Sad: Your mom dies. Sadder: Something about her just doesn't look right at the funeral. FARK: The funeral home buried the wrong woman next to your father   (metro.co.uk) divider line 39
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2014-08-06 12:37:38 AM  
popcultureninja.com
I like it when they lie still like that.
 
2014-08-06 07:12:47 AM  
Bad zombie-porn plot if ever I've heard it.
 
2014-08-06 07:19:12 AM  
Do dead people all look the same too?
 
2014-08-06 07:41:25 AM  
Who the fark was the other woman?
 
2014-08-06 07:42:24 AM  
I am not sure I understand why they do not want the actual mom buried now.   What are they going to do with her?
 
2014-08-06 07:43:39 AM  
There's no adultery like post mortem adultery
 
2014-08-06 07:52:06 AM  

poison_amy: I am not sure I understand why they do not want the actual mom buried now.   What are they going to do with her?


I'm guessing they'll put her in the right grave (what about the family of the woman they DID bury there?), but the family doesn't want to have another funeral. One of those cases where correcting the mistake really can't fix the problem.
 
2014-08-06 07:52:50 AM  
He added: 'She wanted a spiritual way to leave this earth, but it got robbed from her and her spirit.'

I think she'll get over it.
 
2014-08-06 08:02:36 AM  
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/no idea why I posted this. It just popped into my head.
 
2014-08-06 08:03:28 AM  
She's dead. Her "spirit" or whatever wasn't damaged, if that even exists, and if it was possible to ruin someone's afterlife by abusing a corpse, lord the havoc that would cause.
 
2014-08-06 08:17:50 AM  

SecretAgentWoman: She's dead. Her "spirit" or whatever wasn't damaged, if that even exists, and if it was possible to ruin someone's afterlife by abusing a corpse, lord the havoc that would cause.


There are a lot of religions that have very strict rules about the condition and manner of burial of the body. And not just oddball obscure ones, even Judaism requires that a corpse be buried intact or, at least, all in the same place.

Humans in general take the specifics of burial rituals very seriously for no apparently good reason.
 
2014-08-06 08:27:42 AM  

skozlaw: SecretAgentWoman: She's dead. Her "spirit" or whatever wasn't damaged, if that even exists, and if it was possible to ruin someone's afterlife by abusing a corpse, lord the havoc that would cause.

There are a lot of religions that have very strict rules about the condition and manner of burial of the body. And not just oddball obscure ones, even Judaism requires that a corpse be buried intact or, at least, all in the same place.

Humans in general take the specifics of burial rituals very seriously for no apparently good reason.


It's not so much for the sake of the dead person, as it is for the grieving relatives who are in the process of asking themselves, "what will people do to my dead body when I die?"

/and if said relatives they don't like the answer they get, they tend to start disrupting society in all sorts of surprisingly effective ways
//note: effective ways, not "cool Batman supervillain ways"
 
2014-08-06 08:30:19 AM  
Dad's got a little strange stuff?
 
2014-08-06 08:35:05 AM  
Well....that's a big oops.
 
2014-08-06 08:36:46 AM  
An Alpine Idyll
 
2014-08-06 08:42:38 AM  
And Dad has never been happier.
 
2014-08-06 08:48:22 AM  

MythDragon: [media.chick.com image 468x240]
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/no idea why I posted this. It just popped into my head.


Chick tracts are always amusing, although it's sobering to think that there are some people that take them seriously....

/ On topic: I think the funeral home owes the family a refund for the funeral costs.
 
2014-08-06 08:51:13 AM  

Lanadapter: There's no adultery like post mortem adultery


Hey, the vows end at death.  There is no adultery in the afterlife.  He's free to lay dead next to any woman in the ground.
 
2014-08-06 08:56:28 AM  

MythDragon: [media.chick.com image 468x240]
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/no idea why I posted this. It just popped into my head.


I find that amusing. I mean, why is the guy asking? I mean, according to him, if you accept Jesus as your savior, you're saved. Well, neither of them can change that now. He's just being an asshole.
 
2014-08-06 09:01:07 AM  
giggity
 
2014-08-06 09:08:59 AM  

poison_amy: I am not sure I understand why they do not want the actual mom buried now.   What are they going to do with her?


It depends on who pays for the burial. That shiat is expensive.
 
2014-08-06 09:10:53 AM  

Publikwerks: MythDragon: [media.chick.com image 468x240]
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/no idea why I posted this. It just popped into my head.

I find that amusing. I mean, why is the guy asking? I mean, according to him, if you accept Jesus as your savior, you're saved. Well, neither of them can change that now. He's just being an asshole.


In Chick's world, you are either a devote Christian or you have somehow never heard of this dude named Jesus.
 
2014-08-06 09:11:58 AM  

MythDragon: [media.chick.com image 468x240]
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/no idea why I posted this. It just popped into my head.


Ah, Jack Chick.

If there was a negatie -ism in the book -Racism, Sexism, xenophobism - he embodies it.
 
2014-08-06 09:18:45 AM  
Hey, the vows were "until death do us part".
 
2014-08-06 09:22:20 AM  

lack of warmth: Lanadapter: There's no adultery like post mortem adultery

Hey, the vows end at death.  There is no adultery in the afterlife.  He's free to lay dead next to any woman in the ground.


(tiny fist shake)
 
2014-08-06 09:35:49 AM  

lack of warmth


Lanadapter: There's no adultery like post mortem adultery

Hey, the vows end at death. There is no adultery in the afterlife. He's free to lay dead next to any woman in the ground.


That's kind of interesting: I wonder why the people (presumably church types) who drafted the standard wedding vows didn't make any reference to being married in heaven or anything.
 
2014-08-06 09:36:24 AM  

MythDragon: Publikwerks: MythDragon: [media.chick.com image 468x240]
[media.chick.com image 468x240]


/no idea why I posted this. It just popped into my head.

I find that amusing. I mean, why is the guy asking? I mean, according to him, if you accept Jesus as your savior, you're saved. Well, neither of them can change that now. He's just being an asshole.

In Chick's world, you are either a devote Christian or you have somehow never heard of this dude named Jesus.


Don't forget option three.
See, either you are devout, or you're like the kid asking "Who is this Jesus person?!? OMG, SAVE ME!". Or you're the adult, mocking both of them. And usually you get killed after attending a haunted house, or playing D&D or some such, and go straight to hell to be met by Krampus of some other lower demon...
 
2014-08-06 09:40:44 AM  

Englebert Slaptyback: lack of warmth

Lanadapter: There's no adultery like post mortem adultery

Hey, the vows end at death. There is no adultery in the afterlife. He's free to lay dead next to any woman in the ground.


That's kind of interesting: I wonder why the people (presumably church types) who drafted the standard wedding vows didn't make any reference to being married in heaven or anything.


Woah, hey now. There are alot of fish in the etheral sea, my friend. And eternity is an awful long time.
 
2014-08-06 09:41:15 AM  
Maybe dad left the funeral home instructions for this as a way of finally revealing a secret.
 
2014-08-06 09:42:33 AM  
Switch heads
 
2014-08-06 09:46:05 AM  

Englebert Slaptyback: lack of warmth

Lanadapter: There's no adultery like post mortem adultery

Hey, the vows end at death. There is no adultery in the afterlife. He's free to lay dead next to any woman in the ground.


That's kind of interesting: I wonder why the people (presumably church types) who drafted the standard wedding vows didn't make any reference to being married in heaven or anything.


I THINK the Mormons have something similar. Realistically, though, what happens if you're widowed and then remarry? That's gonna be an awkward convo at the Pearly Gates.

My grandmother was married three times, but I'm certain she'll want to be buried by my grandfather. She divorced the second and the third was a long-term boyfriend, also widowed, who got a terminal diagnosis and then insisted she marry him so that she'd get his military pension and SS benefits when he died. He was a racist old coot, and my grandma's honestly not much better, but I've always been touched by that gesture.
 
2014-08-06 10:49:44 AM  

Englebert Slaptyback: lack of warmth

Lanadapter: There's no adultery like post mortem adultery

Hey, the vows end at death. There is no adultery in the afterlife. He's free to lay dead next to any woman in the ground.

That's kind of interesting: I wonder why the people (presumably church types) who drafted the standard wedding vows didn't make any reference to being married in heaven or anything.


Because social contracts like marriage vows used to have meaning, and some of the grand ideas like "eternal love" had to either yield to reality, or drag down the societies that tried to enforce them, until such societies were indistinguishable from tribal barbarism.

/simplest way to make sure the widowed never stops loving their dead spouse for eternity is to make sure the widow is too dead to find someone else to love
//practices such as "suttee" (literally, "faithful widow" in Sanskrit) emerged from this
///"Your tradition is to burn widows on their husbands' funeral pyres; ours is that anyone who burns a living woman to death shall be hanged by the neck until dead. You build your bonfire, and next to it we shall build a gallows. Then you may practice your tradition, and we shall practice ours."
 
2014-08-06 11:37:45 AM  
Oops.

I assume Mom was delivered elsewhere.

NSCSB

When my Father in Law died, the FH put him in the wrong model coffin (a cheaper one, of course). It took a few minutes, but we noticed the difference during visitation. After a short conversation, he stayed there and the item was deleted off the final bill.

Got to check everything.

\NSCSB.
 
2014-08-06 12:05:39 PM  

StokeyBob: Dad's got a little strange stuff?

came here to say just that and add "on the side"

 
2014-08-06 12:45:23 PM  

Englebert Slaptyback: lack of warmth

Lanadapter: There's no adultery like post mortem adultery

Hey, the vows end at death. There is no adultery in the afterlife. He's free to lay dead next to any woman in the ground.


That's kind of interesting: I wonder why the people (presumably church types) who drafted the standard wedding vows didn't make any reference to being married in heaven or anything.


The rituals are pretty old (versions existed B.C.E.) and back then they understood dead was dead. How the Widows were handled varied (Marrying the next eligible Brother, Treated as servant, etc). But the obligation to the dead guy was done.

It wasn't until after the Reformation that some of the crazier Protestants started adding "as ye both shall live" to the vows.

Should have left well enough alone.
 
2014-08-06 04:26:15 PM  
Some people are just stupid!  Bury her and move on...
 
2014-08-06 05:50:13 PM  
So was it an upgrade for dad?
 
2014-08-06 07:36:24 PM  
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just dig her up. there are precedents.
 
2014-08-07 01:59:35 AM  

Another Government Employee: Englebert Slaptyback: lack of warmth

Lanadapter: There's no adultery like post mortem adultery

Hey, the vows end at death. There is no adultery in the afterlife. He's free to lay dead next to any woman in the ground.


That's kind of interesting: I wonder why the people (presumably church types) who drafted the standard wedding vows didn't make any reference to being married in heaven or anything.

The rituals are pretty old (versions existed B.C.E.) and back then they understood dead was dead. How the Widows were handled varied (Marrying the next eligible Brother, Treated as servant, etc). But the obligation to the dead guy was done.

It wasn't until after the Reformation that some of the crazier Protestants started adding "as ye both shall live" to the vows.

Should have left well enough alone.


Puritans, is there anything they couldn't ruin?
 
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