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Publication: What is a good death? Ritual, whether religious or not, still counts

Perhaps of interest to the network, Dr Matthew Engelke writes for the Guardian on his work with the British Humanist Association Celebrants.

“As an anthropologist, one of the reasons I wanted to study the BHA is because of this commitment to the experiential and embodied side of being non-religious. As an increasing number of philosophers within the atheist and humanist ambit have stressed, much of the god debate over the past six or seven years has been dominated by a hyper-intellectualised version of what it means to do without Him. But godless dons have funerals – most of them do, at any rate. And so do other non-religious people.”

Read the full article on the guardian site

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