I go to it quite often. It is extremely interesting. Discussions about life, death, honoring transitions, fears or no fears, beliefs traditions surrounding death. Death is so feared and covered up, and so full of superstition that it is great to discuss this part of our lives. I have met several atheists, agnostics, pagans, and Christian's there, but religion itself, is not part of the discussion. Just our ideas about what happen when we die.
It sounds interesting. I enjoy discussion groups. Besides getting me thinking about the subject at hand and think of differing opinions, it's is a good way to meet people.
Death usually is not discussed in depth in social circles. Maybe it would be a good thing to do? Also, when talking about death we must also talk about life which is really the point.
I have heard of this. As a member of the Humanist and a big supporter of Death with Dignity I am all for it. The only way we will know of our choices is to share information with others. After writing a DwD letter to all 3 of our local papers our pharmacist thanked me. He said the major problem with the states DwD program is so few people even know it exists.
Sounds like the English Victorian era where we had Memento Mori as so many people died at a young age because of the filth in the streets and unclean rivers they had marble baby arms and hands on the mantelpiece and lots of black cloth on the table legs etc it was sort of a celebration of death and people went into mourning for huge amounts of time
I had caught this on the news a short time back. Think they intend for it to be easier to talk to acquaintances about your death issues. buried/cremation your last will and testament etc. It is supposedly for most people easier to talk to strangers than friends and family about death issues.