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Burying Your Dead Without Religion

posted on August 20, 2014

In The Atlantic, Emma Green reports on the ways that a growing number of non-religious Americans remember the dead. Green discusses a host of new rituals, from tattoos containing ashes of the dead to customized urns and caskets to bodies embalmed in familiar poses. Candi Cann, an author and professor at Baylor University, explains, “As society becomes more secular, and people are more and more turning to that ‘spiritual but not religious category,’ they’re forming their own do-it-yourself ways of remembering the dead.”

Read at The Atlantic