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Great Verses of the Bible: 1Corinthians 1:18


The famed Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw, who died in 1950, made this request regarding his funeral and burial.

“My religious convictions and scientific views cannot at present be more specifically defined than as those of a believer in creative evolution. I desire that no public monument or work of art or inscription or sermon or ritual service commemorating me shall suggest that I accepted the tenets peculiar to any established church or denomination nor take the form of a cross or any other instrument of torture or symbol of blood sacrifice.”

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