Safanah has shared this article about behaviour of people at a holocaust memorial. Some are deeply offended by their actions whilst other argue that it is fine because it is not a sacred place. It reminded Safanah of Durkheim and Bellah’s ideas about the sacred and profane and civil religion.
“It’s like a catholic church, it’s a meeting place, children run around, they sell trinkets. A memorial is an everyday occurrence, it is not sacred ground.”