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Rational Death

If we were not so superstitious about death, we might handle it more rationally, like this:

~ Roedy (born:1948-02-04 age:69)

Explaining Death

When Christians talk to a child after someone has died, they invariably say things like: Your mother is alive; your mother has gone to a better place; your mother is never coming back; your mother is with Jesus. The child takes this lie to mean, mamma found me wanting. She abandoned me without saying anything, without even a phone call or a card. I don’t know what is the matter with me that she would do this. To the child, it is much like mom ran off with her lover Jesus and is refusing communication with the family.

Further, the child also builds up the expectation that if mum is alive, she could change her mind and come back. This makes closure impossible.

Christians tell these lies mindlessly without thinking of how much damage they are doing to the kids who take them literally.

~ Roedy (born:1948-02-04 age:69)

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