Don't blame religion for poor funerals

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7424.1169-b (Published 13 November 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1169
  1. Anthony E J Fitchett, general practitioner (t_fitchett@yahoo.com)
  1. Mornington Health Centre, 169 Englinton Road, Dunedin, New Zealand 9001

    EDITOR—The funeral of Fletcher's father obviously became part of the crematorium assembly line.1 But the fault lies not with religion or the minister but with the undertaker who chose that system and the relatives who agreed to it without asking how Mr Fletcher's life would be celebrated.

    Fletcher describes how any conscientious minister, or …

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