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Unread 03-19-2010, 01:30 PM   #175
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Originally Posted by sewsplendidstamper View Post
I was thinking about some people's comfort of an after life, heaven. I see no comfort in that. What comfort is there is being gone from this world and missing everything. Or is the "answer" that you don't? You are different then. No remorse, no missing family and friends? Is the promise of being reunited that strong? What about the utter hopelessness of NOT being reunited with someone you care about who is not a believer?
My BFF's hubby lost his 12 year battle w/ cancer on February 25. During the last week of his life he asked for a priest to be brought in twice. He wanted reassurance that he was going to heaven even though he was a lapsed, divorced, remarried, non-practicing catholic. Huh? Silly me, I didn't even know my BFF and her hubby were catholics of any kind! But if having a priest tell Mr. Jack that he was going to heaven gave him some peace and made him less fearful then great.
It's all fun & games until someone gets a paper cut.
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