Maybe part of it is the fact that the christian “rest in peace” has become so overused in media, but “may their memory be a blessing” feels so much more genuine.
Maybe its a cultural thing as well. Though i don’t have much religious affiliation, i was raised irish catholic, where death was not a thing we tiptoed around.
If you’ve ever been to one, irish funerals are far from “peaceful.” Theyre loud. Theyre boisterous. Theres drinking and laughter and sobbing and stories. We celebrate our dead, keep their memories alive. Its far more a matter of being blessed by their memory
Just my little observations,