Bonus video: Doug Stanhope
"God spared him that average 72 year sentence on this shithole planet."
"Why is it that we rejoice at a birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved." ~Mark Twain
It really makes no sense, whatever feeble explanation you put forth. I've heard religious "leaders" say dumb things like "We know he's in Heaven, but we're sad because we won't see him again until we get there ourselves." Bullshit! You're crying because you know it's all over, and that you'll never see that person again. Reality, when it strikes, overrides our indoctrinated fantasies. All religions are proven an elaborate lie that attempts to hide the harsh facts of existence, proven by all the tears of "believers" shed on behalf of the dead. And not only do we cry when a loved one dies, we try to hold on to our own life, to this one life we can be sure is real, as long as possible. Look at the religious that flock to faith healers and shrines to be cured of terminal illnesses. Heaven awaits them, with its streets paved with gold, but for some reason, they're in no hurry to get there. Life after death? Spirit leaving the body when it breathes its last? Resurrection? No one believes a word of it. There is a way to end all this pain, this heartache, and that is to refuse to perpetuate it.