No Choice, or by Design ?

There is a large display advertisement in a major daily newspaper this week which was placed by a local cemetery. Odd at first that such a facility would even be advertising, one would think. More unusual however is the format of the ad itself. It is a full page, with bold copy, in italics, color photo graphics and a coupon for use in requesting a Free packet of information. The message, or pitch, was even more bizarre. This organization is offering its "exceptional services," in a religious context, and touting itself as the one to select, to aspire to, above the others. More relevant though is that the written message states that - while the time of our passing from this life to the next is not our choice, that our final resting place should be. Confused is a mild statement of reaction here. Disconcerting is a clearer response. In this time or age which [...]