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So and so wouldnt have wanted you to be upset those words have echoed in the ears of many appropriately dressed in black attire and paying their dues to a loved one or even just an acquaintance Whatever the case most people follow the norms created in their society in the event that someone they know happens to die Whether it is a celebration of their life or a means of gathering together in order to support and help one another people will find a way to agree on an accepted appropriate way of burying the dead The most common and universal idea of course is God The need for security and comfort is understandable when people begin to near death The harsh reality of a once youthful and lively body decaying into nothing sounds quite unappealing to say the least The fact that the mind once full of vivid ideas thoughts and intelligence will one day deteriorate to a clump of bacteria beyond resemblance of anything it was once before is hard to digest It is in Mans nature to question the metaphysical world around him It is also in his nature to believe that there is someone always taking care of him Since Man was a baby he has held onto this belief and integrated it into his own children He has accomplished this by creating Santa Clause The Easter Bunny and all kinds of other mythological creatures depending on your ethnic background Unfortunately God is no different than these falsehoods according to James Fenton as he clearly shows in his poem God A Poem Fenton lays the sarcasm on pretty thick as he pokes fun at one the most serious of subjects His 562-87-5220 poem is probably considered offensive to the closed minded religious fundamentalists but either humorous or enlightening to the open minded non judgmental objective types Either way Fenton wraps up the answer to a question
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