Discussion by: John unique
Frequently at funerals and wakes, someone says to me most earnestly of the deceased, “He’s gone to a better place.” I just smile uneasily and let the comment pass otherwise. My honest response would be something to the effect that that’s a nice fantasy but the deceased hasn’t gone anywhere. I don’t want to be confrontational in such a setting but I am really bothered by my seeming acceptance of such nonsense. Anyone know a polite way of responding with a contrary view without causing offense or being argumentative?