posted on Mar, 31 2005 @ 06:36 PM
I think that regardless of a belief in the afterlife, it is still sad so lose someone. For many Christians, this is the only Pope they've known. I
being one of them. I'm not Catholic, but I still respect the man for all of the good he has worked towards and accomplished.
The Pope played no small part in the collapse of Communism, and thanks to his work millions in Poland and other Eastern European countries may have
felt the taste of freedom much sooner than had he not done anything at all.
We know the Pope is going to a better place. We know he is completing his work through God here on our planet. But it's still sad to lose him. And
that is a fundamental human emotion when losing someone you care for, love, or admire, regardless of your belief in the after-life.
To answer some of the other posts, I didn't mean that the Pope was already being kept alive by extraordinary measures. I don't consider the
procedures that he has gone through thus far to be anything "extraordinary." My question was simply based on his recent statements, and what the
article I provided claimed amounted as a living will. I have yet to form an opinion on the subject. What happens in the hours and days ahead will
likely lead me to that opinion.
As far as the legitimacy of any of the famous visions over the past century, the translations of Nostradomis' prophecies, and the book of
Revelations, I cannot say whether they are all correct. Only God knows. Only time will tell. I just believe in my mind that the end will come
during my lifetime, and sooner rather than later. I in no way am looking forward to it by any stretch of the imagination, either.