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Great-aunt Ethel on ice…for three months so far

The man who has held up his great-aunt’s cremation for nearly three months believes the 105-year-old has spoken to him from beyond the grave asking to be buried instead, a relative said.

James Pollak, who lives in Israel and objects to cremation on religious grounds, thinks Ethel Baar’s soul is “crying out to him to save her,” his sister told the Daily News yesterday.

Baar’s body has been in a cooler inside the Gramercy Park Memorial Chapel since September while Pollak attempts to overturn her wish to be cremated.

A judge will attempt to resolve the dispute next month.

via  NYDaily News.

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November 28, 2010 Posted by | Religion, Strange | Comments Off on Great-aunt Ethel on ice…for three months so far

Hug an Ent. But be careful. They’re touchy.

Druidry has been officially recognized as a religion in Britain under charity law. The Charity Commission has granted the Druid Network charitable status, giving it tax breaks and equal status to mainstream religions like Christianity.

The commission said Saturday that druidry has a coherent and serious set of beliefs and that it offers a beneficial ethical framework. It also says that the Druid Network’s work in promoting druidry as a religion is in the public interest.

via  World news – Europe – msnbc.com.

October 2, 2010 Posted by | Religion, Strange | Comments Off on Hug an Ent. But be careful. They’re touchy.