…while reading about Viktor Frankl on Wikipedia. I noticed his grave is in the “old Jewish section,” and though the stones present in the photo made me happy (clearly people are still paying respect) it made me sad: why should we be divided in death as we are in life? I realize this probably has more baggage than this former Christian-cum-permanent atheist (all the relevant things happened before I hit puberty) can understand, so please understand I’m not trying to troll. I just don’t get it. I left faith before death was a concern. Why is there an “Old Jewish section?” Sounds like it’s good and respectful, and I’m afraid it’s also to prevent morons and jerks from defacing graves. Are there places where you can be buried or burned among everyone?
I had a thought…
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