This is probably very stupid, but it's on my mind and my filter hasn't been replaced in awhile, so it lets a lot of nonsense through.
Today, once again, I heard someone talk about a person who "passed away." When I hear that expression, I cringe. Kidney stones pass away. People die. Why do we need a euphamism for dying? It's not a repugnant word. There are of course many religion inspired expressions for dying, like "meeting your maker" or "being at peace," or maybe even "passing on," all of which imply an afterlife, and I've got no problem with those even though I don't believe it. But passing away means exactly the same thing as dying with no spiritual implications. Dying is dying. Call it what it is.
End of rant.