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This is England

Posted on Sun, 31 Jul 2011 07:10 by V.R.
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Well we have not had a great summer so far in England but yesterday the sun was out and so me and the Mrs went out for a long walk. One of my favourite things in all the world is to go walking with my wife and one of her favourite things is going for walks in graveyards.

 So anyway…we ended up walking around our local graveyard and I tell you what is what eye opening and it was horrific.

 For the first time ever, the way the graveyard was laid out  presented a visual panorama depicting the death of a Christian nation for before my astonished eyes were three distinct  phases.

Around the church, the central structure of the graveyard, on the hillside from top to bottom were Christian stone crosses. It seemed as though there were a sea of them, all early 20th Century. They had order, decorum, hope, even certainty. These corpses were in waiting, they were ready for judgement.

To the left all the mid 20th century graves, not crosses but upright tomb stones, they were sad, not disdainful, but almost hopeless. Respectable but quiet. Sad. They were not waiting for anything. Just decay.

 Then to the right late twentieth and early 21st century graves. Oh my goodness!!!  They were gaudy, I mean to the point of being bizarre, full of highly coloured rocks that lit up at night, windmills, gardening tools, plastic flowers, gnomes (GNOMES!) teddy bears in plastic bags, helium filled balloons, Christmas cards, birthday cards, gravestones etched with racing cars and eerie pictures of the dead. They were nothing but pagan, shallow graves of the worst kind, full of lies. I don’t know what shocked me most, whether it was the neatly placed can of an opened Stella Artois at the head of a young man’s grave, or the many bouquets of fresh flowers, birthday cards, teddy bears, windmills and helium filled party balloons all hanging of the grave of a baby who would now be 1 years of age if it had lived.

This is hopeless. This is sad. This is paganism. This is England.

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