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Offline Indocern

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Why we give food for the dead?
« on: July 21, 2017, 05:58:27 AM »
Why we give food for the dead in every funeral and every for souls day. Are they not happy in heaven, so they must eat food from us and without any food there?

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Re: Why we give food for the dead?
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2017, 06:02:44 AM »
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Re: Why we give food for the dead?
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2017, 10:50:17 PM »
We eat it ourselves.
Question a friend, perhaps he did not do it; but if he did anything so that he may do it no more.
A hasty quarrel kindles fire,
and urgent strife sheds blood.
If you blow on a spark, it will glow;
if you spit on it, it will be put out;
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Re: Why we give food for the dead?
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2017, 11:08:35 PM »
Sharing food is about more than staving off starvation.
"Love ... is an abyss of illumination, a mountain of fire ... . It is the condition of angels, the progress of eternity" (Climacus).

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