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Today on “Trivial Things People Care About And Probably Shouldn’t,” we look at opposition to a proposed city ordinance attempting to give religious organizations the right to keep cremated human remains on their property. Pretty silly, huh? Well, maybe not.

The opposition, led by Americans United for Separation of Church and State, argues the law would essentially deny a right to the nonreligious, and thus be promoting religion in general. But the ashes of dead people? Well, yeah.

Berkeley does not allow mausoleums, graveyards or crematoriums within city limits due to possible health hazards—meaning, of course, the coming Zombiepocalypse.

It may not matter much, but read more »