Some Thoughts About Death





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Uploaded on Feb 3, 2011

Religious believers: if you think that not believing in an afterlife is the easier road to take, try it.

What I originally wrote down:


Ecclesiasticus 38:16-23

16 My child, shed tears over the dead, lament for the dead to show your sorrow, then bury the body with due ceremony and do not fail to honour the grave.

17 Weep bitterly, beat your breast, observe the mourning the dead deserves for a day or two, to avoid censorious comment, and then be comforted in your sorrow;

18 for grief can lead to death, a grief-stricken heart loses all energy.

19 In affliction sorrow persists, a life of grief is hard to bear.

20 Do not abandon your heart to grief, drive it away, bear your own end in mind.

21 Do not forget, there is no coming back; you cannot help the dead, and you will harm yourself.

22 'Remember my doom, since it will be yours too; I yesterday, you today!'

23 Once the dead are laid to rest, let their memory rest, do not fret for them, once their spirit departs.


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