1. SubscriberFMF
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    Dying to Talk

    There's only one thing in life that's certain: death.

    Many people believe that talking about death helps us make more of life.

    Thousands of Death Cafés have popped up in countries across the globe, challenging people to open up about the deceased and their own thoughts and fears about dying. Cafes are often over subscribed with organisers having to turn away individuals from sell out events.

    Julian Keane visits some of these Death Cafés to explore if a key part of life should be preparing for death. He explores how people across the world deal with death whilst they're living, and if there's really a need for the conversation.

    Julian also meets sociologist Bernard Crettaz. He began the concept of Café Mortel (Death Café😉 at an exhibition called La mort à vivre (Death for life) in his Geneva museum. Bernard shares more about his work, the theories behind his Death Café concept and how he feels knowing the world is embracing his concept.


    Documentary/podcast:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p050r3kr

    Interesting.
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    23 Apr '17 13:41
    Originally posted by FMF
    Dying to Talk

    There's only one thing in life that's certain: death.

    Many people believe that talking about death helps us make more of life.

    Thousands of Death Cafés have popped up in countries across the globe, challenging people to open up about the deceased and their own thoughts and fears about dying. Cafes are often over subscribed with orga ...[text shortened]... ept.


    Documentary/podcast:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p050r3kr

    Interesting.
    I once had egg and chips from a death cafe. 😠

    Sorry to digress.
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    1 Corinthians 15:55
    O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
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    23 Apr '17 22:20
    Originally posted by FMF
    Dying to Talk

    There's only one thing in life that's certain: death.

    Many people believe that talking about death helps us make more of life.

    Thousands of Death Cafés have popped up in countries across the globe, challenging people to open up about the deceased and their own thoughts and fears about dying. Cafes are often over subscribed with orga ...[text shortened]... ept.


    Documentary/podcast:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p050r3kr

    Interesting.
    Sounds like a good place for Christians to visit.
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    Sad that people don't incorporate seriously considering their life and death into their everyday thoughts and in conversations, and need these sorts of 'events'.
    I hope logic prevails and people get to have more say in their own deaths.
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    Originally posted by karoly aczel
    Sad that people don't incorporate seriously considering their life and death into their everyday thoughts and in conversations, and need these sorts of 'events'.
    I hope logic prevails and people get to have more say in their own deaths.
    I'm more interested in talking about life. I have Jesus. Death isn't an issue. Jesus conquered death. Through Jesus I have life eternal.
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    24 Apr '17 00:00
    Originally posted by checkbaiter
    Sounds like a good place for Christians to visit.
    I was thinking the same thing. Can you imagine how disruptive it would be for those who want to talk about death for a Christian to enter the premises and say death has been conquered by Jesus, and that there's nothing to fear in Christ?
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    24 Apr '17 00:48
    Originally posted by josephw
    I was thinking the same thing. Can you imagine how disruptive it would be for those who want to talk about death for a Christian to enter the premises and say death has been conquered by Jesus, and that there's nothing to fear in Christ?
    It would be harvest ready for picking.
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    Originally posted by checkbaiter
    It would be harvest ready for picking.
    Yes. I hope one opens up nearby. No doubt I'll be thrown out on my keester.
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    24 Apr '17 01:52
    Originally posted by checkbaiter
    It would be harvest ready for picking.
    You think your religion's claims about life after death might appeal to people contemplating their own mortality?
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    24 Apr '17 02:36
    Originally posted by FMF
    You think your religion's claims about life after death might appeal to people contemplating their own mortality?
    Should be.
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    Originally posted by josephw
    Should be.
    Offering the solace of an afterlife narrative is one of the psychological selling points of retail religions.
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    Originally posted by josephw
    Can you imagine how disruptive it would be for those who want to talk about death for a Christian to enter the premises and say death has been conquered by Jesus, and that there's nothing to fear in Christ?
    How would it be "disruptive"?

    Have you listened to the documentary?
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    24 Apr '17 06:34
    Originally posted by FMF
    Offering the solace of an afterlife narrative is one of the psychological selling points of retail religions.
    The afterlife is for sale? That's wonderful. How much does it cost?
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    24 Apr '17 08:08
    Originally posted by josephw
    The afterlife is for sale? That's wonderful. How much does it cost?
    Will cost you your intellectual integrity.
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