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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Grave influences: Politics from beyond

Angel of Grief    (Public Domain)
David Clark Scott of The Christian Science Monitor presents this excerpt from Larry Darrell Upright’s recent obituary:  …the family respectfully asks that you do not vote for Hillary   Clinton in 2016.  R.I.P. Grandaddy.

If this obituary truly reflects the wishes of its protagonist, then Mr. Upright may now be one happy “ghost.”

On the other hand, life after death is ideally quite different from life here on earth.  This difference would hopefully be reflected by a marked change in Mr. Upright’s priorities. 

Some key questions:  Does the family really think that their beloved Grandaddy will be peacefully resting with all this politicking going on?  Is that not something better left behind as the mortal coil is shuffled off?

This obituary, rather than serving as a healing balm, has instead been fanning the flames of earthly enmity.  Guestbook responses such as the following seem less than uplifting during sacred transitional times:  God Bless, We would not vote for Hillary if she was the only one running.


Copyright April 28, 2015 by Linda Van Slyke   All Rights Reserved

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