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08-01-2013, 03:31 PM
RE: If evolution is true...
On the subject of personal accounts, my great grandparents (maternal grandmother's parents) were both devout Mormons. He died first. Only after that did I learn that he was a jerk to her for close to 70 years and even occasionally physically abusive. But there was no divorce and they were "Sealed in the Temple" so their marriage would be permanent, even in the afterlife. Inseparable. Forever.

A couple years later she got ill. Really ill. Doctors said a few months, maybe half a year at most. Nothing specific, just really old and everything was shutting down. But not her mind. She lingered for almost a decade, unable to get out of bed, in a full-care nursing home, eventually unable to eat (she required an IV full time). And yet she lingered on. In pain. Covered with bedsores. Miserable.

Everyone, her own daughters, begged her to let go, stop clinging to this world and move on to heaven where she wouldn't suffer any more.

But always her answer was "No. Because that bastard is up there waiting for me and I'm not going to spend even one more minute with him than I have to."

I guess it wasn't fear, so much, as disgust and loathing for her husband, the "god" who she would be forever bound to with no parole and no escape, that made her last days, her last years, so awful, so painful, but still, to her, far preferable to having to meet up with her husband in heaven.

Religion really sucks.

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08-01-2013, 05:50 PM
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Wow, that's awful and sad and just freakin' wrong on so many levels...

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08-01-2013, 06:01 PM
RE: If evolution is true...
(08-01-2013 03:31 PM)Aseptic Skeptic Wrote:  On the subject of personal accounts, my great grandparents (maternal grandmother's parents) were both devout Mormons. He died first. Only after that did I learn that he was a jerk to her for close to 70 years and even occasionally physically abusive. But there was no divorce and they were "Sealed in the Temple" so their marriage would be permanent, even in the afterlife. Inseparable. Forever.

A couple years later she got ill. Really ill. Doctors said a few months, maybe half a year at most. Nothing specific, just really old and everything was shutting down. But not her mind. She lingered for almost a decade, unable to get out of bed, in a full-care nursing home, eventually unable to eat (she required an IV full time). And yet she lingered on. In pain. Covered with bedsores. Miserable.

Everyone, her own daughters, begged her to let go, stop clinging to this world and move on to heaven where she wouldn't suffer any more.

But always her answer was "No. Because that bastard is up there waiting for me and I'm not going to spend even one more minute with him than I have to."

I guess it wasn't fear, so much, as disgust and loathing for her husband, the "god" who she would be forever bound to with no parole and no escape, that made her last days, her last years, so awful, so painful, but still, to her, far preferable to having to meet up with her husband in heaven.

Religion really sucks.
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