Why do they think everyone who wishes to remember the fallen should be religious?
We’ve just had the TV on watching the broadcast from the cenotaph, I haven’t watched it for many years, as I’ve usually been at work.
I just cant believe it is so religious based, T and both agreed it has turned us off watching it.
We also agree, we wish to remember the fallen (not that we really need a special day to do it), but we certainly don’t need religion thrust down our throats in the process.
After all, hasn’t just about every war ever fought stemmed from some religious disagreement?
I decided to Google why religion has crept in to something that should be, by all accounts a day to remember all those who fought in wars and lost their lives, regardless of their religious or non religious beliefs.
Here is a snippet from an article in The Guardian, which explains a lot.
The Remembrance ceremony was designed in 2005 by 14 religious groups who were invited by the government to review and renew the anniversary – which explains why the ceremony is so exclusively religious.
The full article can be read here
Why is Remembrance Day always on the nearest Sunday, after all, Armistice Day is the 11th November, the day the Armistice was signed, and is also the date to commemorate those members of the armed forces who were killed during wars.
I will continue to buy my poppy and pay my respects at the eleventh hour on the 11th November, regardless of what day it falls on, but I doubt I will be watching the ceremony at the cenotaph again 😦
I will also be remembering all the animals, who by their devotion to man, gave their lives too.