One more thought on grieving for non-theists

Just as a short follow-up to Rebecca’s post on grieving, here’s a short but poignant thought I just saw on this topic from actress and author Julia Sweeney:

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard someone say, “I’ll pray for him/her/them,” and I just want to scream and say, “How about you go DO something to HELP them!”

I would think helping in practical ways would come first even if you are under the impression that prayer works.

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