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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Epitaph: "Do Not Resurrect"

According to the Edmonton Journal, Alison Glass spends her time photographing headstones and uploading the results to Find A Grave. "Her favourite epitaph in Mount Pleasant reads, 'Do not resurrect'."

The person requesting exemption from the Resurrection through this novel means is in for a nasty surprise. Christ's Atonement and resurrection is universal and comprehensive.
Because of the Fall of Adam and Eve, we are subject to physical death, which is the separation of the spirit from the body. Through the Atonement of Jesus Christ, all people will be resurrected and saved from physical death (see 1 Corinthians 15:22). Resurrection is the reuniting of the spirit with the body in an immortal state, no longer subject to disease or death.
Given how most of us believe the next life will be far better than this one, I cannot imagine why someone would want to forgo it. But, then again, this epitaph could be just the epitome of "gallows humor." Whatever the intent, it is certainly appropriate for a Halloween posting.


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