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Thursday, December 23, 2010
Why do we say "Rest in Peace" when someone dies?
Isn't it the case that we either believe that person has gone to Heaven or that person has simply ceased to exist?
Do we say RIP because we can't say, "I can't take the pain of knowing you are gone."