Tuesday, June 28, 2016

12 Things Not to Say to Grieving Nonbelievers | Alternet

Even for believers, these attempts at comfort can be grating.

"You almost certainly have non-believers in your life. While many of them aren't public about it, around five to 10 percent of adults in the United States are non-religious. When they're grieving -- whether it's a personal death or a public tragedy—they want and need comfort. But the standard ways of dealing with death are often religious. When these are offered to nonbelievers, they typically don't help, and they often make things worse."

12 Things Not to Say to Grieving Nonbelievers | Alternet

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