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A look at Dia de los Muertos from an atheist perspective

BrianBrian Detroit, MI Moderator
edited November 2019 in Faith & Religion


  • BrianBrian Detroit, MI Moderator


  • VastmindVastmind Memphis, TN Veteran
    edited November 2019

    We just did this! My tenth grader takes Spanish in school and as a project we were up last night making an Ofrenda. A Mexican altar for loved ones that have passed. She was assigned Ava Peron. After hours of using a hot glue gun to adhere flowers, incense, skulls, candles and fruit to the inside of a decorated shoe box, we found ourselves discussing how nice it would be spending this time talking and thinking of a loved one in this way.... and feeling they are honored and remembered without the “given” reward of a heaven. She described what she would want hers to look like and vice versa. ...peaceful talk without being morbid and depressing.

  • KeromeKerome Love, love is mystery The Continent Veteran
    edited November 2019

    It’s a good way to introduce kids to the concept of death, and also to give death a place in the calender. I like it better than Halloween... here is Pixar’s take on it.

  • federicafederica Seeker of the clear blue sky... Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    Yes, I watched ^^ this ^^ at my daughter's house, it's delightful!

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