Do you believe in the phrase “rest in peace”?

Just wondering, I know when people die or pass away, a lot of people will say “I hope they “rest in peace”? Do you believe in that? If you had to judge your soul on planet earth, would you say that your body and spirit would be “In Peace” before you are gone?

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  • I believe in nofffffing you hear

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  • It depends when I die I guess. If I'm old and got grandkids and shit Ill probably die in peace just be tired all the time and fade away. I just really hope I dont get cancer my grandaddy got that and it was awful. Its a bad way to go.

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    • Alzheimers would be worse. Nothing is worse than having the essence of what you are being melted away.

      I would take cancer over alzheimers any day. Worst case scenario is I die. For alzheimers my soul dies.

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  • Better to die peaceful than angry and wrathful

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  • I wouldn't want to be a restless ghost. Maybe the restless spirits that haunt us here on Earth are actually serving time in Purgatory?

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  • Not when a person is six foot underground, rotting and being devoured by maggots.

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  • It comes from the belief that the good sleep peacefully while they await Judgment Day.

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  • I'm not sure if the soul rests after death, but I do imagine that there will be activity in eternity, whether that in the eternal presence or eternal absence of God.

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  • The only way one could rest in peace the second one dies is if one has just received a plenary indulgence without sinning before death. So, it's unlikely, but possible.

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    • If purgatory is real, what if it turns out to be rather a spiritually formative place where people learn to be more like Christ? In Dante's Purgatory it sounds rather lovely - like earth, but where everyone actually cares about God and their neighbour and really wants to learn to love them better. I couldn't envisage a place of grace not being characterised by peacefulness to some extent, but I think there would definitely be work to do in purgatory, and that it would be the hard, character-transforming sort.

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      • You might find this an interesting read:

        http://summa-theologiae.org/question/61300.htm

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