"It is written in the eternal constitution that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters." - Edmund Burke
If you believe in the Supernatural then you can become a millionaire!
Questioning or criticizing another's core beliefs is inadvertently perceived as offensive and rude.
I think the law against defiling the dead has to do with respecting funeral rites and the beliefs of the families. Many cultures have very specific requirements for what the body must go through before it is finally put to rest. Also, it is illegal in North America to burn the body in the open (like on a pyre)... you pretty much have to be burried or sent to a crematorium. Depends on the culture and country though. In the West we place a lot of importance on dead bodies... elsewhere, they believe the person is long gone and the body can be tossed wherever.
This is the part that really doesn't make sense to me:
Why in the world would one feel bad for the people who are never going to know? This is a textbook example of what you don't know isn't going to hurt you. I feel bad for the families whom Joe Deters told about this. He's an ass and always has been.Deters' office contacted the family members of Edwards and Hicks to tell them of the new accusations against Douglas.
"It's fair to say they were devastated by this news," Deters said. "I feel badly for the families who are never going to know."
Last edited by Kandahar; 02-28-09 at 01:06 AM.
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