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March 14, 2008

A Death in the Family

Filed under: Christianity,Faith,Family,Health Care,Sadness — Psycheout @ 6:44 pm
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A Death in the FamilyAfter a brief yet profound illness, a family member has passed on to eternity. What with things picking up at work and dealing with the family crisis, I haven’t had either the time or the enthusiasm to fulfill my important role as a committed new media journalism professional and truth teller. For that I apologize for letting our readers down. But beyond the confines of this important and influential blog and critical political resource for good Christian Americans, life does indeed go on. Or not, as it were.

Last month, my close family member, who I’ll refer to as Mr. S, had a stroke or a seizure or something. Since he was a bit of a slacker, he didn’t have health insurance, and, frankly, after losing the ability to see, hear (or comprehend words and sounds) and being unable to speak (or even think clearly), he wouldn’t have known how to get to a doctor anyway or be able to pay for it even if he could. That’s the price one pays for ignoring the personal responsibility inherent in modern life. You either work for an employer who provides health insurance or buy your own. You don’t slack and roll the dice hoping not to get stricken down by a catastrophic illness without exposing yourself to the risk of being without health care when you need it. Mr. S was unprepared, and it was his own fault. So it goes.

S didn’t seem to comprehend where he was, who he was or anything that a normal healthy person would be expected to know by default. The stroke killed off his higher self and left him more animal (or vegetable) than human. The part of him that could possibly have made him a great conservative political thinker was gone, that potential was gone, and he was reduced to the braindead level and personal hygiene of your average liberal hippie emptyheaded “no blood for oil” drooling twitching moonbat loser. And that was a tragedy. The ultimate end was inevitable, and last night at 11:12 pm local time, he took his last breath, still unsure of who he was, where he was, and why he was. The end had come. Time to pay the piper.

What finally happens to his eternal soul is up to G-d now, and Mr. S did himself no favors. As far as I know he never accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior, so he is lost. While he never wronged anyone and was a nice enough fellow, although a bit on the apathetic and uninformed side, that’s not enough for G-d. Being amicable is not enough. Doing good deeds and living a saintly life is not enough.

The sum of a life does not matter whether the balance sheet trends towards good or evil. If one does not humble himself before G-d and accept Jesus Christ into their soul, that soul is damned everlastingly to the lake of fire. I hope that Mr. S took that required leap of faith, but I doubt it. And that’s too bad, but, as with health insurance, he should have known better. There’s also soul insurance. Where’s your policy?

G-d tried to warn freethinker Mr. S, but did he listen? When you boil it all down to the essentials, life is about one thing: being a good conservative Christian and a loyal Republican. Beyond that it’s all window dressing and trivia. Any less than that is an epic fail. Game over. You lose.

Being stuck with the no longer animated corpse of Mr. S, now a shell of his former self, destitute and devoid of life, I did what any good self-reliant pull-yourself-up-by-your-bootstraps can-do American would. I took matters into my own hands. Both of them. I took the initiative. I took personal responsibility where Mr. S could not and would not evermore. Now, some people would feel shamed into parting with their hard earned after-tax income and delegate the responsibility of ridding oneself of such mortal remains. But not me. As a rugged individualist I handled it myself, as we all should when faced with a monumental duty such as this. Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, but an exquisite and grotesque corpse persists in the meantime. What to do until then?

There have been scandals in the past about cemeteries that stack, misplace or otherwise mishandle the bodies of the departed. I didn’t want that for Mr. S. And the sinful act of cremation was absolutely out of the question. It’s a detestable practice engaged in by Atheists and Wiccans who, most of all, despise G-d’s handiwork. The body is a temple, created by G-d Himself. Do we burn down G-d’s temples? Of course not. Not unless we’re leftist Christianity haters and secular humanist scum. Besides, how do I know that handful of ashes those charlatans give you in a metal vase or burlap baggie are what’s left of Mr. S? I don’t, and it probably isn’t. Not acceptable.

So I did the right thing under the circumstances. I located a nice enough (and private enough) spot, not far away from my home, borrowed a shovel, rolled up my sleeves, and commenced digging. Wow, do gravediggers have it tough! It’s tough work, if you can get it. After the first few inches of topsoil the ground gets awfully hard. But I persisted, and not surprisingly, I found no “fossils” or dinosaur bones or “proof” of evilution or the lie of the millions of years old earth. Just more and harder dirt in Mr. S’s grave as G-d Himself had created some 6,000 years ago. After the hard work was done, I wrapped Mr. S in an appropriate shroud and placed him respectfully into his tomb, said a prayer for his lost soul, and then covered him up.

Goodbye, Mr. S. You will be missed. But all of us must die eventually, as you yourself discovered.

For our readers, this simple question: is your soul prepared for the end that you will ultimately face? Have you accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior? Do you love G-d and appreciate the wonderful gift of life He has chosen to bestow upon your worthless self? Is the Lord building you a mansion in Heaven for your soul to dwell in during the eternal afterlife that follows our brief time here among the sinful here on Earth? If not, you better get right with G-d before it’s too late. Or you will be kicking yourself for eternity.

Also, this might be a good time to get behind health savings accounts. Socialized medicine isn’t the answer. The answer lies in taking responsibility for your own health as well as for your own soul. It’s part of G-d’s plan. Go against it at your peril.

Sidenote: B4B had it’s first anniversary last month. Happy birthday, B4B! Thanks for reading and making this one of the most important sources of conservative news and views on the entire Internet. And here’s to another successful and productive year of the same.

— Psycheout

36 Comments »

  1. Brother Psycheout,

    That was perhaps your most prolific and powerful pieces ever. This heartfelt eulogy would make Billy Graham stand and take note if he were still able to get up.

    God Bless you, dear, and may you take comfort in knowing that while S will spend all eternity thrashing about the fire and brimstone of Hell for all eternity, a small part of him will be in your back yard for years to come.

    I have just this moment called Jackson and Perkins 24-7 phone line and ordered a lovely but thorny Sinners Rose® for you to plant at the grave site.

    You and your family remain in the prayers of my own.

    Comment by Mrs. T.D. Gaines-Crockett — March 15, 2008 @ 6:33 am | Reply

  2. I am saddened to read of your loss Psycheout. I will pray that Jesus will wipe away your tears as it is promised in the book of Isiah.

    It is sad when our close relatives refuse to accept Jesus. My Aunt C who passed away last year was the same. I did my best to help her to the truth but all I got was demands for me to stop tormenting her. Finally my own family forced me from the room and my dear Aunt C died unsaved. Perhaps if my faith were only stronger Aunt C would be among Jesus elect but it was her choice, I could have only helped her. We all must trust it is for the best in God’s plan when our relatives willingly take a swan dive into the Lake of Fire and gargle Satan’s burning sulfur spunk.

    Again, I will pray that Jesus comforts you and your family Psycheout.

    Comment by BJ Tabor — March 15, 2008 @ 10:54 am | Reply

  3. I am sorry for your loss. I also feel bad. My car died and I have not yet gotten my hummer from God. I know what it is like to live with loss and heartbreak. Did you know that my house only has 4,800 sq ft? A shack, really.

    So I know how you feel.

    Comment by Marty McPain — March 15, 2008 @ 11:17 am | Reply

  4. “I have just this moment called Jackson and Perkins 24-7 phone line and ordered a lovely but thorny Sinners Rose® for you to plant at the grave site.”
    You’re a terrible human being, you know that? You’re like Dolores Umbridge in every way.

    Comment by Elephant Bones — March 15, 2008 @ 2:37 pm | Reply

  5. Haha, you lost a family memeber. Suck it up and move on, emofag.

    Comment by Anonymous — March 15, 2008 @ 5:08 pm | Reply

  6. The sad thing is that it was all a wonderful speech, till you got to:

    G-d tried to warn freethinker Mr. S, but did he listen? When you boil it all down to the essentials, life is about one thing: being a good conservative Christian and a loyal Republican. Beyond that it’s all window dressing and trivia.

    ’cause the Republican Party didn’t exist until the 19th century, and only within the last 50-60 years turned into a mostly-conservative party. Christians themselves were radical cultists until their ranks grew– and before then, no one was a Christian. Dare you to say Enoch was not such a perfect being in the eyes of the Lord that he was chosen to become the right-hand(archangel) of God?

    But then I saw this:

    Any less than that is an epic fail. Game over. You lose.

    Nice *chan reference, Psychanon.

    Comment by Dio Brando — March 15, 2008 @ 10:01 pm | Reply

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  8. You outdid yourself with this one. We’ve had a few acquaintances that weren’t saved before they died and it was just heartbreaking knowing that we wouldn’t be seeing them again in the Kingdom of God. It’s their loss though. Don’t be too hard on yourself though because you can lead a sinner to salvation but you can’t make them drink the water. I’m just saying.

    Comment by Connie Mack — March 16, 2008 @ 8:24 am | Reply

  9. Excellent trolling, it really took me a while.

    Comment by Mudkipz — March 16, 2008 @ 12:50 pm | Reply

  10. Psycheout tells a heartbreaking story and some “animals” can only attack him for it. Wow…you guys must feel really big right now. What?…Your NAMBLA/Anime convention ended early?

    Comment by Diablo — March 16, 2008 @ 6:23 pm | Reply

  11. YES GOD HAS SENT ME MY HUMMER!

    “A Hummer-driving Minnesota man claiming he was a student in need of extra cash was busted for allegedly receiving 213 pounds of marijuana shipped by UPS from California”

    It may smell a little but I’ll be picking it up from the impound yard and taking it to the car wash.

    THANK YOU Lord!

    Comment by Marty McPain — March 16, 2008 @ 9:32 pm | Reply

  12. “Psycheout tells a heartbreaking story and some “animals” can only attack him for it. Wow…you guys must feel really big right now. What?…Your NAMBLA/Anime convention ended early?”

    Actually, Anonymous was the only one who insulted him. EB berated Crockett, and I pointed out that not many people really care about this blog.

    And I don’t think any of us go to anime conventions or are part of NAMBLA.

    Comment by Tinlion — March 17, 2008 @ 11:31 am | Reply

  13. “And I don’t think any of us go to anime conventions or are part of NAMBLA.”
    I go to cons, but I’m not a part of NAMBLA. Can’t imagine where Diablo got that idea about any of us

    Comment by Elephant Bones — March 17, 2008 @ 11:53 am | Reply

  14. Naturally “You” assume I am talking about you. Wow…your so vain…

    Comment by Diablo — March 17, 2008 @ 12:13 pm | Reply

  15. I like turtles

    Comment by Hissho — March 17, 2008 @ 1:15 pm | Reply

  16. “Wow…your so vain…”
    If you don’t specify, we gotta assume you’re addressing all of us.

    Comment by Elephant Bones — March 17, 2008 @ 2:25 pm | Reply

  17. Sorry for your loss, Psyche. Serious.

    Comment by Lynelle Bryant — March 17, 2008 @ 2:29 pm | Reply

  18. Marty McPain @ “YES GOD HAS SENT ME MY HUMMER!”

    Excellent news Marty!😀 We all were praying for you! We all knew with the good work you’ve been doing for the Lord Jesus would give you a Hummer! Now you know you have truly been embraced by The Lord Marty!

    Comment by BJ Tabor — March 17, 2008 @ 4:52 pm | Reply

  19. Diablo didn’t leave any condolences, himself. Teapot = kettle?

    Comment by Dio Brando — March 17, 2008 @ 8:17 pm | Reply

  20. Dio…Teapots are different than kettles silly.

    Comment by Diablo — March 18, 2008 @ 12:44 pm | Reply

  21. Amen, Brother BJ! God has rewarded Brother Marty with the gift that every man wants. That alone should serve as a reminder to those who question the power of a true Conservative’s prayers. Praise!

    Diablo, you make a very good point. There is an enormous difference between kettles and teapots. Teapots are refined and elegant while kettles are just plain common and used by a much lower class of people usually. I am so glad you brought this to the attention of others who might not know better.

    Comment by Mrs. T.D. Gaines-Crockett — March 18, 2008 @ 1:06 pm | Reply

  22. Dio…Teapots are different than kettles silly.

    You must be some kind of special person. Really, REALLY ~special~.

    You still haven’t left any condolences, you jerk. There’s a death, and all you can care about is trying to attack others? Man, you suck.

    Comment by Dio Brando — March 18, 2008 @ 2:03 pm | Reply

  23. All this talk of Hummers, and Diablo is criticizing us for not being considerate?

    Comment by Elephant Bones — March 18, 2008 @ 2:31 pm | Reply

  24. This just proves that a nation ran by folks like McPain would be an endless sea of lulz and blood.

    Comment by Dio Brando — March 18, 2008 @ 2:42 pm | Reply

  25. Comment by BJ Tabor — March 17, 2008 @ 4:52 pm
    Comment by Mrs. T.D. Gaines-Crockett — March 18, 2008 @ 1:06 pm

    You are both so nice. I am so happy, and I am glad that you rejoice with me. I am VERY happy to report that there was a hidden compartment in the rear right wall panel that was filled with…. CASH! So now I am sporting my new watch (Product Code: Rolex118346-84206) and styling my new Italian suit and smoking my Cohiba Churchill.

    Man God is the best friend a Christian can have.

    OH I have to stop at this gas station and get that little mexican guy to top off my tank….

    “be an endless sea of lulz and blood”

    Dee-dee, you are sick, twisted and perverted. Pray for forgiveness before you burn in hell. (I think its too late anyway but you should try)

    Comment by Marty McPain — March 18, 2008 @ 7:41 pm | Reply

  26. Dio- It matters not what one shows to others but is in one’s heart. Especially in a format such as this, what is served by me satisfying your whims. Baby Jesus only knows what sick little things you may secretly want me to do. I will pray for you…

    Comment by Diablo — March 18, 2008 @ 7:43 pm | Reply

  27. You are both so nice. I am so happy, and I am glad that you rejoice with me. I am VERY happy to report that there was a hidden compartment in the rear right wall panel that was filled with…. CASH! So now I am sporting my new watch (Product Code: Rolex118346-84206) and styling my new Italian suit and smoking my Cohiba Churchill.

    Wrath, Greed, Envy, Pride, Gluttony, Lust.

    Damn, all you need is Sloth, sinner.

    Dee-dee, you are sick, twisted and perverted.

    You did NOT just call me “Dee-dee”. Of course, seeing as how I actually showed concern and gave condolences as opposed to hijacking the entry to talk about, say, getting a Hummer and breaking six of the Seven Deadly Sins, you have no right or authority to dare call ME a sick, twisted pervert.

    Dio- It matters not what one shows to others but is in one’s heart. Especially in a format such as this, what is served by me satisfying your whims. Baby Jesus only knows what sick little things you may secretly want me to do. I will pray for you…

    But you can’t show what’s in your heart. You’ve decided to not even care. Perhaps you really are a heartless, cruel arse. It is not my desire to see you express any remorse, but shame on you for not showing proof of even an ounce of care. You’re almost as deplorable as McPain.

    Comment by Dio Brando — March 18, 2008 @ 9:48 pm | Reply

  28. …Bold text is Holmes-Control for cool.

    Comment by Dio Brando — March 18, 2008 @ 9:49 pm | Reply

  29. “you have no right or authority”

    BY THE POWER OF CHRIST I CONDEMN YOU!

    Oh Lord, as Dee-Dee has seen fit to oppose You in all things and remains a recalcetrant little baby doggy poo eater, I ask that you smite the eunuch with fire and large rocks.

    Thaking you in advance, your humble servant,

    Marty.

    Comment by Marty McPain — March 18, 2008 @ 9:56 pm | Reply

  30. “Teapots are refined and elegant while kettles are just plain common and used by a much lower class of people usually”
    Actuaqlly, thanks to the amazing modern methods of mass production created in the nineteenth century at the height of Victorian morals and style, now anyone can have their own teapot, and they are available in a shocking variety of styles.
    However, it has become outdated and is used by most as mere ornament, whilst a kettle still serves thousands as a practical and useful device.
    Also, as to the original topic, May God rest his soul, and keep in mind that you have broken several federal laws by burying him there.

    Comment by Armand Jean du Plessis de Richelieu — March 18, 2008 @ 11:25 pm | Reply

  31. BY THE POWER OF CHRIST I CONDEMN YOU!

    Oh Lord, as Dee-Dee has seen fit to oppose You in all things and remains a recalcetrant little baby doggy poo eater, I ask that you smite the eunuch with fire and large rocks.

    Man, you still refuse to show any manners in a thread over a personal loss to Psycheout, don’t you? You’re no Christian. I can’t think of a single mortal sin that you haven’t broken. Everything the bible warns against, you commit.

    Anti-Christ.

    Comment by Dio Brando — March 18, 2008 @ 11:58 pm | Reply

  32. First of all, with prices as high as they are, not everyone can AFFORD health insurance, EVEN IF THEY WORK OVERTIME. That’s one reason I’m becoming a teacher (but certainly not the primary reason): $1 health insurance. Not everyone is able to get a well-paying job, or one that provides health insurance to all employees.

    Second of all, it’s extremely rude to speak ill of the dead. Especially a dead family member.

    Thirdly, you shouldn’t be so cruel to Wiccans–they literally worship the ground you walk on! (Not to mention the hypocrisy involved in demeaning ecological conservation in one breath, then cursing those you view as “hating the earth” in the next breath.) Pagans, as a general rule, love and wish to preserve the Earth. If you’d done even the least little bit of research before spewing your venom, you’d know that.

    However, your gracious generosity in paying S’s funeral expenses and having his body responsibly and lovingly returned to the Earth was an act of great love and goodness, and will surely earn you Divine favor. May his rest be peaceful, and may he be surrounded by love and joy in his next life.

    Comment by L — March 27, 2008 @ 9:05 am | Reply

  33. Marty:

    CHRISTIANITY–YOU’RE DOING IT WRONG (insert clever picture of someone doing something totally anti-Christian “in the name of God” here)

    I happen to have an old copy of the Baltimore Catechism right here. The Baltimore Catechism was written to explain Catholicism to children. It includes sections on the nature of God, the origins of sin, the Ten Commandments and how to avoid breaking them, the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy, and tips for more effective prayer.

    Toward the end there is the following passage, which I believe applies to all Christians, and indeed, people of any faith (emphasis added):

    “If non-Catholics see Catholics who are truly kind to one another and are interested in all men, even those outside the Church, even their enemies, even those they do not like, this is bound to make an impression and to encourage them to examine the Catholic Church more carefully.

    If Catholics…are kind to their friends, and unkind to those they do not like, then no amount of fine reasons will ever convince non-Catholics that the Catholic Church is really the true Church of Christ.” This statement is followed by two cartoons.

    The first cartoon (labeled “Like This”) shows some ladies at the office.
    Sue: “Will you please type these forms?”
    Mary: “Sure, Sue. Leave them here.”
    Other woman: “Mary will do a favor for anyone. Sue never helped her.”

    The second cartoon (labeled “Not This”) shows a manager and one of his employees.
    Manager: “I’m going to give Ed that new job. George is better, but he didn’t vote right.
    Employee: “I thought you Catholics were fairer than that.”

    Comment by L — March 31, 2008 @ 8:18 am | Reply

  34. Psyche May The Peace Of God That Passeth All Understanding Be With You always. very sorry for Your loss.

    Comment by judy — April 2, 2008 @ 12:59 pm | Reply

  35. Thanks so much, judy. That really means a lot to me.

    Comment by Psycheout — April 2, 2008 @ 3:03 pm | Reply


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